As it turns out, I’m terrible at giving myself time to write. There are many things I’d like to write about – game jams, workshops, meetups, tech and tools, thoughts on game development and animation, and even music. I’ve learned that if I aim smaller in scope, there is a much greater chance I’ll find … Continue reading "Writing more concise posts, more regularly."
Today I've been addressing a few things about the game that were discovered or suggested at 1GAM Galway.
OBSTACLES is a top-down 2d driving game that started life as an entry for the UL Gamejam held on November 3rd 2018. It’s available as a browser game playable with a keyboard or controller on itch.io. The gamejam theme was “Obstacles”, hence the game name. Designing the Game I sketched a few ideas for games … Continue reading "OBSTACLES – My Entry For UL Gamejam 3"
The Game Development Society of the University of Limerick asked me to deliver a workshop on Pico-8 in advance of their third ever gamejam. Heres the story!
Why write about writing in a different editor? I’ve got a few other blog posts lined up, but they need a lot more work. As WordPress is moving to use Gutenberg soon, I decided to take it for a spin. I don’t want to mess up my in-progress stuff using the beta version of it! … Continue reading "Test Driving Gutenberg"
Some thoughts about making this particular tiny game prototype on a team of one.
Here I write about my second day of the gamejam weekend. Part 1 is here. Happy Accidents On the second day of the gamejam, I had a scheduling mishap. I had convinced myself that I had band practice and took some notes for the game in the morning. After I went into town and learned … Continue reading "Ludum Dare 41 – Combine 2 Incompatible Genres (Part 2)"
This theme is fantastic – it drives creativity. Simply by getting you to juxtapose genres in a particular way to see what doesn’t fit! Then think of idea’s that are achievable in the given time. Repeat until you land on something you think might be fun and wow, it’s already going to be fun simply … Continue reading "Ludum Dare 41 – Combine 2 Incompatible Genres (Part 1)"
Naturally, a game about jam is the simplest gamejam game you could make. Here's a little breakdown of the team and our process for the gamejam.
This list of resources is a treasure map of links to help you prepare for participating in gamejams ahead of time as well as get you up and running as quickly as possible. Primarily listing links to curated lists of learning resources, as well as resources which many game makers have found useful.