Monthly Archives: December 2008

Quick Trivia, other than the Undertaker the night Kane made his debut, who were Kane’s first victims?

Kane has been maskless for a few years now, and while it was interesting at first, it’s really diluted the character.  Kane usually seems to be over pretty well with the fans, and is one good push away from being a believable champion again.  I think he’s been a great company man for many years and deserves a good push to the belt.  I don’t think it would get in the way of Batista or Cena who will probably just get injured next year anyway.  I won’t write down all the little details, but I came up with a way to bring back some excitement with the Kane character and put him back in his mask. (more…)

My basecode For LD48_13 is largely the same as the past two competitions.  I have updated it a little:

  • Classes are now organized into the package net.lonestranger.common, game and network.
  • Network isn’t really too useful yet.  The only class that exists in it is called Report.  It’s job is to take a string of data and send it via POST to a website, where it can be digested as fit.  For example, sending scores back to a central repository.
  • You can take jpg screenshots by hitting F10.  They are named based on the current date/time and dumped into the working directory. 

Here is the link to download it.

I didn’t really list my goals in my declararion post a few days ago, so I’ll do it now.

  • Keep the same art style as last time.  I sketched things out on paper and scanned them in so I could colorize.  Keeping with bold colors and gradients is probably what I’ll do.
  • KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid!  Making something too complex is just a recipe for a headache at 1pm on Sunday afternoon.
  • Make useful additions to the basecode that can be used in later competitions.  The screenshot stuff is an example of something I did previously that helps out a lot.
  • Finish most of the work by Saturday night so I can spend Sunday polishing.

Ok, time to finish work and then I’m off to Thanksgiving, The Sequel, but I’ll check in after 8pm Pacific tonight to see the theme I need to start thinking about.  I expect everyone to be in FULL CODE MODE when I get back.  😉

The 13th Ludum Dare 48hr Game Programming competition starts this Friday, so it’s time to get the tools in order so there is less fussing when time is running short.  Also, my wife and I have been invited to Thanksgiving, The Sequel this Friday, so I won’t be home when the topic is announced.  I’ll try to check in to LD.com with my phone so I can at least start planning things out in my head.

So let’s take a look at what I’ll be using… (more…)