Ludum Dare #36 – Cooking Caveman!

Hey everyone!

I didn’t do a live blog as usual, but I participated in last weekend’s Ludum Dare! The theme was “Ancient Technology”, so I decided to go for something really ancient and make a game about fire. The result is “Cooking Caveman”, a game where you play as a caveman cooking pieces of meat. I only managed to participate on one day, so it isn’t really polished (the mechanics are kinda meh) but I hope you enjoy it nevertheless!

Play it here!

What made an unimpressive game stand out

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It was the final presentation of the Fukushima Game Jam.

My team and I were showing off our game. Since the organizers of the event were in Japan, our display was being streamed live to them, and when we finished, they gave us their opinion: it has potential, keep on working on it. Good right? But what made their comment special is that, out of all the teams here in Chile, we were the only ones who were told to keep on developing our game.

To be honest, our game wasn’t that great, and some of the other games looked much better than ours, so I wondered why us? What made our game stand out among the others? That’s what I hope to answer in this post.

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What’s next? bis.

So, it’s been a couple of weeks since I released Dreams and Reality. I took a good break in between, and now it’s time to move on, but not without looking back first. This blog post will have two parts to it: first, a half rant/half post-mortem on Dreams and Reality, and then a second part where I actually talk about my future plans. If you don’t feel like reading me rant about stuff, skip on to the second part!

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So what’s next?

After a couple of busy months, I’ve started to settle in my new routine, and thus should have more free time. More free time means more time for gamedev, but I’ve been wondering lately exactly what I should be aiming for now. I finally took the time to sit down and decide what’s my plan for the near future, and this is what I got:

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Ludum Dare #35 Liveblog!

Friday 15th April

11:31PM

It has begun! Well, it actually started an hour and a half ago, but I’m starting the liveblog¬† now. The theme for this year is shapeshifting. I just finished the first brainstorming session with my partner and we both agreed that we should take a less obvious approach than simply having a shapeshifting character.

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