Spiel-Fläche was my entry for the 29th Ludum Dare. The theme was “Beneath the Surface”. I set out to create an environment where you control a 4-legged octopus (quadropus?), exploring your environment and ultimately reaching the light of day.
Download/Play the game now
Play in your browser (Unity Web Player)
Download the OSX build
Download the win32 build
Download the win64 build
Download the Linux build (x86 and x86_64 compatible)
Visit the original Ludum Dare page
For my second #planejam project, I tried to recreate the most basic gameplay element of LUFTRAUSERS. I’m calling this one Luft Practice.
A few hours before my flight, I watched Jan Willem Nijman’s wonderful talk “The art of screenshake”. My intention was to incorporate as many of his concepts as time would allow.
Easier said that done
My flight (SFO->DCA) provided a little over 3 hours of development time. I managed to complete:
- flight controls
- a bullet class and factory
- background filler via while(repeat)
I did not complete any of these goals:
- muzzle flash
- twin guns
- knock-back physics
- bullet trail particles
Looking over this list, it’s obvious that I was over scope for a 3-hour jam. Lack of internet access was both a blessing and a curse. I did not have access to any reference materials, but I did avoid most distractions (absolutely crucial in such a time-constrained format).
This project was a lot of fun, and the perfect close to GDC 2014.
This is my first submission to the newest craze in Game Jam Technology: the #planejam. Try not to fall in.
Unity Web Player Build – Don’t Fall In
I created Beat Connection for the Cyberpunk Game Jam March 1-10, 2014.
I’m proud of this one. I managed to incorporate a lot of ideas and all the latest while(software) frameworks into this entry.
The competition version is presented in-browser, but I believe the game is best enjoyed running fullscreen as a native binary with a decent pair of headphones. Grab your copy here:
Beat Connection for Windows (.zip)
Beat Connection for Linux x86 (.tgz)
Beat Connection for Linux x86 or x86_64 (.tgz)
Beat Connection for MacOS
Official Jam Entry – (Unity Browser Plugin for MacOS and Winfows)