Another week, another game! And like with the last one, it’s time to see what I did wrong… but also what I did right, because I did much better this time! (I think)
Hiya! This is a postmortem on my first weekly game in the “Us.” anthology, group. You can play it here. I’d love to say I’d do the usual and say what I did right and what I did wrong, but this postmortem is just going to be about what I did wrong… But hey, they say you learn more from your mistakes, right?
Life’s Impetus is now two years old. Time flies, doesn’t it?
Just like last year, I’ll be looking at what I did this year, what I got right, and what I got wrong. It’s mostly an analysis of how I worked, so I won’t be talking much about the game itself, just the work process. So, let’s start!
Sky’s Isles was a game I made for the 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest. The goal was to make any game in any engine in a month, and I decided to make a hand drawn 2D platformer shooter, the main twist being that it took place in a world of small floating islands which you could explore in a hot air balloon. Before we look into what I got right and what I got wrong, it’s probably useful to check what exactly I was hoping to achieve with this project: