Post Mortem

The incredible art of over-engineering: Everybody Plays Golf Post-Mortem

Over-engineering: a plan where one adds unnecessary complexity in implementing a simple feature for a technical project. In the same way it’s dangerous to plan a game with too many features in a game jam, over-engineering sinks a lot of projects, personal or otherwise. While we’ve set out to make a satirical game about energy...

Combining the unusual with the familiar: The Recursive Dollhouse Post-Mortem

“I have a present for you,” announced the father as he walks into his family home with a big wrapped package. Excited, his daughter hastily unwraps the box. Her face opens into a big smile: it’s a dollhouse. “Take a look inside,” encourages the father. The small girl lifts the roof of the dollhouse to...

Stop Asking Me Unity VR questions! The Hidden in Plain Sight Post-Mortem

In-between making a game for Ludum Dare game jam, we were also responsible for organizing the Tech Valley Game Space Ludum Dare real-world meeting, and acting as a tutor for the Unity application in a VR Hackathon at Tech Valley Center of Gravity. While we have dealt with being an organizer and making a game...

hack.source.net Post-Mortem

“Networking programming is hard,” I’ve heard, “don’t do it.” It’s been a common consensus among us programmers that online multiplayer is simply not a beginner-friendly material, let alone a game jam material. At the time, having bits of experience programming networked software in college, I agreed with this consensus. This left a strange hole in...

Can I Haz Monsters? Rating Analysis

Hey guys. Seeing that this is my (Taro’s) fourth Ludum Dare (and first for John), I figured it might be a good idea to look into how I’ve been doing for the past few entries. First with the latest: how did Can I Haz Monsters? do? Not bad at all! Certainly got my innovation groove...

The Ludum Dare 32 rating analysis

So with Ludum Dare 32 judging results released, let’s take a look at our game’s ratings! First, how did Star Driller Ultra, a project I worked on solo for 48-hours, do? 2 categories that made it to the top 100, and 1 that made it to top 25? I’d be lying if I said that...

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