On tuesday the Ludumdare Judging closed and the results got published. My results can be found here. My results aren't great this time. But differently than the previous dares I tried out the Islandworks GameCreator which also bound me to use 2d art instead my trusty favorite 3d art. Added that I couldn't think up a good idea and got stuck most of the first day I think the results are okay for the game I created.
I've been experimenting with the GameCreator and have been busy creating a christmas story e-card. Play the digital christmas story. Enjoy!
Next weekend is the Ludumdare 28 game contest. A competition in which you on your own have to build a game from scratch in less than 48 hours. It will be the third year I'm going to compete. This time I've put this web log online to share my progress with you. I'll be sharing as much updates as possible on this blog. So keep tuned in or subscribe to the RSS feed!
Those who are following my twitter account know that I have been working on a simple vocabulary course game for family names. In this blogpost I will tell you what I did to get to this course setup. The course is made in around five hours and that includes the graphics I custom made. I decided to make new ones rather than using the existing sets.
Games, like books, films and art are cultural products which inspire the viewer. It’s clear that such product is contained in its own universe. Once you enter a story you enter the magical circle in which the world and subjects are placed. If the magical circle is used probably it will suck the viewer into the fictional world.
In the current age we try to digitize everything, including education. We even try to move the class into the internet, with teachers from all around the world educating through video en tutorials. But I ask myself the question, don’t we use the digital era in the complete wrong way as we do not really innovate our practices. Compare it with magazines, they moved from paper to websites but their format is mostly the same, yet we speak of innovation.
So I participated in the latest ludum dare competition, a competition to create a game in 48 hours from scratch. The theme this time was: You're the villain.
This weekend I'm going to participate in the 25th Ludum Dare competition. In a few hours the game theme will be chosen and we'll have 48 hours to build a game on the given theme. The game should contain code and resources we created in the 48 hours including sounds, audio, image and sprites.
Gaming is one of those directions which is hot everywhere, not only for the entertainment industry but also for education and businesses. A new market is slowly expanding as pioneers explore the boundaries. This area is related to gaming on websites and shops. These games are used to attract and to keep visitors on the website. And everyone knows, the longer a visitor is visiting your shop, the higher the chance they actually buy something. So how does that work?
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