Our Ludum Dare 34 Games

Beanstalkers Extreme: Takin’ Out the Trash

- Allen-Michael Brower, Robbie Cooper, James Gissendaner Jr., Noah Park, Darren Vogt

Ever have some really cruddy neighbors? Have they ever thrown their trash on your lawn and you've had to clean it the next day? This guy too. Except his neighbors are giants, and the trash is leaving craters in his village. It's time to do something about it. Used both themes, Two Button Controls and Growth. For the most part finished except a few little things (the tapping minigame never really ends if you don't do anything) and music is missing.

Ever have some really cruddy neighbors? Have they ever thrown their trash on your lawn and you’ve had to clean it the next day? This guy too. Except his neighbors are giants, and the trash is leaving craters in his village. It’s time to do something about it. Used both themes, Two Button Controls and Growth. For the most part finished except a few little things (the tapping minigame never really ends if you don’t do anything) and music is missing.

Chicken Pox (in space)

- Garrett Johnson, Austyn, Chip Lynch

First game jam game & experience with phaser...! Special space chicken flapping thru space and eating space stars and running away from space amoebas that make you space sick with chicken space pox (aka avian space flu)!

First game jam game & experience with phaser…! Special space chicken flapping thru space and eating space stars and running away from space amoebas that make you space sick with chicken space pox (aka avian space flu)!

Christmas Is Coming

- Danielle Blank, Kevin Price

This game is a christmas management sim. As Kris Kringle, you're tired of the same ol' countries celebrating Christmas. It's time to spread christams cheer. To do so you will need to find new candy caves for raw resources, send elfs on dangerous missions, and put christmas spirit to work to develop new technologies.

This game is a christmas management sim. As Kris Kringle, you’re tired of the same ol’ countries celebrating Christmas. It’s time to spread christams cheer. To do so you will need to find new candy caves for raw resources, send elfs on dangerous missions, and put christmas spirit to work to develop new technologies.

Cluster Junk: The Secret of Trash Island

- Alex Bezuska, Eric Lathrop, Cara Smith, Ben Wiley

We chose GROWTH as the theme. There are millions of tons of trash floating in the oceans. So what goes on while no one is looking in these trash piles? Explore the garbage of humans and try to become the largest trash island in the sea! But hurry, don't let the timer run out!

We chose GROWTH as the theme. There are millions of tons of trash floating in the oceans. So what goes on while no one is looking in these trash piles? Explore the garbage of humans and try to become the largest trash island in the sea! But hurry, don’t let the timer run out!

Drunken Boss Fight

- Anthony Quisenberry, Veronica Rivera

Drunken Boss Fight was meant to be a boss fight with a teddy bear that has grown entirely too large, created by myself (Anthony Quisenberry) and Veronica Rivera. It is pretty far from complete as it was her first game and my first experience using the splat-ecs game engine. For now, you can just fly around and shoot until the time runs out.

Drunken Boss Fight was meant to be a boss fight with a teddy bear that has grown entirely too large, created by myself (Anthony Quisenberry) and Veronica Rivera. It is pretty far from complete as it was her first game and my first experience using the splat-ecs game engine. For now, you can just fly around and shoot until the time runs out.

Hydra Chicken

- Conan Bell, Rex Soriano

Hydra Chicken

Hydra Chicken

Mount Fuj

- Zoe Blackwell, Loi LeMix, Barry Rowe

Mount FuJ (fooj): You play as a friendly volcano just trying to save the little village that planted itself right at your base. You can fire lava balls at the invading armies to protect the village's buildings.

Mount FuJ (fooj): You play as a friendly volcano just trying to save the little village that planted itself right at your base. You can fire lava balls at the invading armies to protect the village’s buildings.

PEACHY

- Justin Yun

The objective of the game is to feed the plant on the top of the tower with peaches. The game is incomplete, so if you can get all three peaches to the top of the tower, consider yourself a winner!

The objective of the game is to feed the plant on the top of the tower with peaches. The game is incomplete, so if you can get all three peaches to the top of the tower, consider yourself a winner!

Poxy vs. the Aliens

- Ben James

Top-down Shooter/RTS Hybrid. Explore a vast moon surface, collect resources, battle aliens and the infamous greys, build bases, factories, and turrets, upgrade your character, and try to survive the onslaught that is, Poxy vs. the Aliens!

Top-down Shooter/RTS Hybrid. Explore a vast moon surface, collect resources, battle aliens and the infamous greys, build bases, factories, and turrets, upgrade your character, and try to survive the onslaught that is, Poxy vs. the Aliens!

Rooster Rockets

- Caleb Byrd, Brandon Jones

Caleb is Normal difficulty, Brandon wanted a harder game. We only had time for three levels, Caleb level being essentially a tutorial and Brandon's levels having no max speed. It's not as long as we would have liked, but we hope you enjoy the game for what it is and let us know what you think.

Caleb is Normal difficulty, Brandon wanted a harder game. We only had time for three levels, Caleb level being essentially a tutorial and Brandon’s levels having no max speed. It’s not as long as we would have liked, but we hope you enjoy the game for what it is and let us know what you think.

SHOOT ‘N GROW

- David Jokinen

Warning lots of flashing colors. Do you like growing? Do you like shooting? Neat! Kill bad things get more PT. Use PT for upgrades! Be careful some upgrades are bad. ): Every time you level up the bad things level up too. Every 10 levels you get full health!

Warning lots of flashing colors. Do you like growing? Do you like shooting? Neat! Kill bad things get more PT. Use PT for upgrades! Be careful some upgrades are bad. ): Every time you level up the bad things level up too. Every 10 levels you get full health!

The Supernova is Expanding, Scram!

- Chris Nash, Kurt Taylor, Daniel Waddell, Kendra Waddell

This is an attempt to combine growing and two button controls. The idea is that a supernova happened in a solar system. It is up to you to rescue the inhabitants. You have to hurry, before the supernova kills everyone. To fly your ship, you use the left and right arrows only! Good Luck.

This is an attempt to combine growing and two button controls. The idea is that a supernova happened in a solar system. It is up to you to rescue the inhabitants. You have to hurry, before the supernova kills everyone. To fly your ship, you use the left and right arrows only! Good Luck.

Our Ludum Dare 33 games!

…But which one?

- J Luke, Julian Sterling

Oh no! Everyone has worn the same costume to the Halloween dance! You'll need to figure out which one you are, and then get the candy. Good luck!

Oh no! Everyone has worn the same costume to the Halloween dance! You’ll need to figure out which one you are, and then get the candy. Good luck!

Employee of the Month: A Binary Story

- David Colgan, Dain Van Epps, Andrew Neel

You wake up, tired as always. You have to get to work, as always. But underneath your normal life there lurks some uncertainty. You have to decide how to proceed. Choose wisely in this binary text-based adventure story. Remember, people are counting on you.

You wake up, tired as always. You have to get to work, as always. But underneath your normal life there lurks some uncertainty. You have to decide how to proceed.
Choose wisely in this binary text-based adventure story. Remember, people are counting on you.

Finders Keepers

- Allen-Michael Brower, Jeffrey Green, Josh Grilli, Noah Park

 Have you ever really needed to make some quick cash but had to do something downright terrible to get it? How about breaking into the homes of the residents of Monstervale? No you’re not robbing them, but actually bagging yourself some real monsters. There’s a high price being paid for their skulls and there’s no better opportunity then right here right now. What will you do with the money? Only time will tell. This is your chance to live the life of a terrible kid who lives down the street, are you a rude enough kid? Let the bodies hit the floor and put your power wheel in overdrive.


Have you ever really needed to make some quick cash but had to do something downright terrible to get it? How about breaking into the homes of the residents of Monstervale? No you’re not robbing them, but actually bagging yourself some real monsters. There’s a high price being paid for their skulls and there’s no better opportunity then right here right now. What will you do with the money? Only time will tell. This is your chance to live the life of a terrible kid who lives down the street, are you a rude enough kid?
Let the bodies hit the floor and put your power wheel in overdrive.

Ignorance

- Stephen Abrams

MonsterLab

- Ashley Revlett

Monster Lab is a simple incremental game, with pixel graphics. You are a scientist who must care for monsters while experimenting upon them... for science! The sadistic cruelty that's required to perform these experiments makes you wonder - who's the real monster in this situation?

Monster Lab is a simple incremental game, with pixel graphics. You are a scientist who must care for monsters while experimenting upon them… for science! The sadistic cruelty that’s required to perform these experiments makes you wonder – who’s the real monster in this situation?

Monster Simulator 2015

- Ben James

Monster Simulator 2015 aims to bring you the most up-to-date and realistic monster experience possible! Need to get your fill of senseless violence and unnecessary gore, then accept no substitute!!

Monster Simulator 2015 aims to bring you the most up-to-date and realistic monster experience possible! Need to get your fill of senseless violence and unnecessary gore, then accept no substitute!!

Saturday Morning Destruction

- Barry Rowe, Loi LeMix

As a monster, destruction doesn't always come naturally. So in the 80s, it became popular for young monsters to learn the proper destruction techniques through the power of dance. Many a morning were spent by young monsters watching the proper techniques to destroy. You must make sure you provide a great show to teach the next generation how to become the best monster they can be.

As a monster, destruction doesn’t always come naturally. So in the 80s, it became popular for young monsters to learn the proper destruction techniques through the power of dance. Many a morning were spent by young monsters watching the proper techniques to destroy. You must make sure you provide a great show to teach the next generation how to become the best monster they can be.

Space Drug Lord

- David Jokinen

You are in charge of a space drug lab. Spot and get rid of fires and leave on a pod when you get enough cash. But the space station is crappy and fires randomly break out and doors randomly open. Also you need to keep track of the oxygen levels. Too much oxygen and fire spread faster. Too little and you will die. Remember to charge you fire extinguisher when it empties. Also note you lose money when a person dies but you gain money if you collect the remains.

You are in charge of a space drug lab. Spot and get rid of fires and leave on a pod when you get enough cash. But the space station is crappy and fires randomly break out and doors randomly open. Also you need to keep track of the oxygen levels. Too much oxygen and fire spread faster. Too little and you will die. Remember to charge you fire extinguisher when it empties. Also note you lose money when a person dies but you gain money if you collect the remains.

Treatment and Control

- Alex Bezuska, Chris Kincaid, Eric Lathrop

Congratulations on your new job, citizen! You must report for duty on Monday to office #74 to distribute vital medication to our workforce.

Congratulations on your new job, citizen! You must report for duty on Monday to office #74 to distribute vital medication to our workforce.

You Are The Monster

- Clay Morten, Frank Moussette, Rex Soriano,
Tiffani Stuart

You wake up one day and realize that you are a giant old man. Fed up with you're reality you decide to go on a rampage, Tearing down the city that allowed it all to come to this.

You wake up one day and realize that you are a giant old man.
Fed up with you’re reality you decide to go on a rampage,
Tearing down the city that allowed it all to come to this.

Lab Escape! Now Available For iOS

GameDevLou members Loi and Barry of Roaring Cat Games recently released their first game, Lab Escape. It is now available for iOS on the App Store too!

Lab Escape Available for iOS

Available for iOS Now! An infinite runner where you play as Edyn or Edison running to escape a laboratory. You are running as fast as you can, and more and more obstacles are appearing in your path. You must engage the appropriate force fists to break through the walls. If you engage the wrong force fist, you will crash into the wall, and your escape is over. You may engage many fists at once, but be careful not to over exert yourself too quickly!

 

#UpYourGame June 9, 2015

#UpYourGame
2015-06-09 7:00pm Tim Faulkner Gallery
1512 Portland Ave, Louisville, Kentucky 40203

It’ll be like Speed-Dating for game developers!
This is to help connect artists with programmers to make better games in our area.
New people welcome!
The event is FREE to attend.

* If you are an ARTIST who makes 2D or 3D art (paintings, digital art, computer models, etc), with art that you can show, and are interested in possibly working on a video game, this event is for you.
* If you are a MUSICIAN or sound designer, with sound and music samples you can bring, who is interested in possibly working on a video game, this event is for you.
* If you are a game PROGRAMMER with a prototype of a game (or full working copy) and can show the game, this event is for you.

We need information on how many people will be showing games and art, so we can figure out how to organize the event.

FILL OUT THIS SHORT FORM TO ATTEND!
http://tinyurl.com/UpYourGame2015

Lab Escape Available Now on Android!

GameDevLou members Loi and Barry of Roaring Cat Games have released their first game, Lab Escape. It is available now for Android on the Play Store, and will be available on iOS soon!

An infinite runner where you play as Edyn or Edison running to escape a laboratory. You are running as fast as you can, and more and more obstacles are appearing in your path. You must engage the appropriate force fists to break through the walls. If you engage the wrong force fist, you will crash into the wall, and your escape is over. You may engage many fists at once, but be careful not to over exert yourself too quickly!

Our Ludum Dare 32 Games

Dreamscape

Caleb Byrd, Kurt Effinger, Ben James, Loi LeMix

A procedurally generated Roguelike inspired by games like Zelda and Binding of Isaac. The Boss lurks deep in the heart of a bleak, colorless dungeon. With modular light based weapons and animal companions, restore life and hope to a world overtaken by darkness.

A procedurally generated Roguelike inspired by games like Zelda and Binding of Isaac. The Boss lurks deep in the heart of a bleak, colorless dungeon. With modular light based weapons and animal companions, restore life and hope to a world overtaken by darkness.

Food Fight

Clay Morton, Anthony Quisenberry, Kira Winters

This is a Local multiplayer food fighter. So Our unconventional weapon is obviously food.

This is a Local multiplayer food fighter. So Our unconventional weapon is obviously food.

Lisa vs. the Tornado

Lisa Brown

Inspired by a visit to my hometown in Kentucky as an adult, this is a story about how I coped with a fear of tornadoes over the years. It is my first Twine game.

Inspired by a visit to my hometown in Kentucky as an adult, this is a story about how I coped with a fear of tornadoes over the years. It is my first Twine game.

Selfie Assault!

Mint

ONLY CAMERAS CAN SEE THEM ONLY SELFIES CAN KILL THEM NO FILTER. NO MERCY. SELFIE ASSAULT!

ONLY CAMERAS CAN SEE THEM
ONLY SELFIES CAN KILL THEM
NO FILTER. NO MERCY.
SELFIE ASSAULT!

Uprooted

Alex Bezuska, Eric Lathrop

Charge, jump, DESTROY! Help a lost carrot get back to the carrot patch, but watch out for evil rabbits!

Charge, jump, DESTROY! Help a lost carrot get back to the carrot patch, but watch out for evil rabbits!

Ludum Dare Live Streaming!

gamedevlou-on-twitch

Watch GameDevLou participate in #LDJAM #LD32 starting tonight (friday) 04-17-15 7pm -2am!

This will be a stream from a camera in the corner of the room so we can catch all the action, over 16 game devs will be working hard to create brand new games in 48 hours based on the same theme!

Twitch stream: http://www.twitch.tv/twoscoopgames

 

Streaming schedule:

(ROOM)
04-17-15 7pm -2am!
04-18-15 9am -2am!
04-19-15 9am -9pm!

#GameJamTips for Ludum Dare this weekend!


Submit your own by mentioning using the hashtag #GameJamTips!

Eric Lathrop

don't install any updates on your computer until it's over.

Jupiter Hadley

#GameJamTips Rename your game files [As to not say LD32 when we download them], Keep it simple. Know that whatever you make, I will enjoy :)

Joey Andrews

Know your limits and be realistic about what you can complete in one weekend.

Zak Chaos

there are no bad themes, just bad brains

Zak Chaos

consistency is far more important than technical prowess

Zak Chaos

drink water, get sleep

Os_Reboot

Make an in-game tutorial/help menu. No one reads game descriptions, no matter how much bold font you use.

Miko

go with whatever graphics you make first

Miko

finish all/most assets Friday

Miko

write down everything while brainstorming

Anthony quisenberry

only #gamejamtip I can think of that isn't intuitive is to know the kind of game you want to make going in.

Papy Pilgrim

Make something enjoyable, not a half-baked version of "that big idea" you have in the back of your mind.

Christer Kaitila

when stumped: shower/walk. =)

Brian Bucklew

sleep

Noah Ratcliff

I have two!
1) Keep your scope small, and polish big.
2) Get enough water, good food, and rest.

Christer Kaitila

pretend the deadline is sat noon: make an mvp that "works"

Christer Kaitila

stay hydrated! It works!

Christer Kaitila

when tired: sleep

Sarah Frisk

Make sure you sleep & take occasional mental breaks. Stepping back for a half hour can help clear mental roadblocks. #LDJAM

Sarah Frisk

Learn your tools before #LDJAM!

Will Blanton

tip for today: focus on things others leave out, the biggest and best thing you can do to your jam game is kick ass audio :)

Allen

throw away your first 5-10 ideas! they’re the super obvious ones. best advice i can give

Jonatan Söderström

My advice would be: don't rely on humor too much

rouge noddle

Oh, and don't assume people are going to read the instructions before trying your game. Include a tutorial if you can!

rouge noddle

Hmm - just the usual: keep it simple, have fun, and save the drinks for the end ;)

Will Blanton

heck yeah! 1) do what you're best at 2) do what you love 3) do something new! I'll think of later :)

Joe Williamson ‏

1. Have a pen and paper todo list always beside you. Easy to scribble notes on, and so satisfying to cross things off.

slaughterboy

stay small so you can focus on details if you want something that feels complete

kyle pulver

I always don't sleep on the 2nd night but that isn't very practical for most people haha

Joseph Baird

Don’t get hung up on new tech. Use what you know or risk fighting the tools the whole time instead of creating a game.

Joseph Baird

If you’re up late at night unable to solve a technical problem… Go to bed.

Joseph Baird

Work only in circles and rectangles the first two hours. Focus on crafting the interaction, then focus on crafting look/feel.

Joseph Baird

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. Just get things working. Scrappy is ok.

Joseph Baird

Focus on the first minute of gameplay. If you can build a fun, juicy first minute, and you have time, expand to 5 min.

Joseph Baird

Make a “Implement if there’s time” list. Every new idea goes there by default.

Sos Sosowski

Sure! How about... Make bad games!

Erin Robinson

Don't spend too long on any individual problem, and put things in using the simplest way you can think of

William Pugh

underscope underscope underscope

mildmojo✈

5. If you have audio, add a mute button/key.
6. If downloadable, make sure there's a way to quit! Esc key works well.

mildmojo✈

3. Eat! SLEEP! Solve roadblocks by walking away for a bit.
4. Audio: get some. Even if it's mouth sounds. Audacity, bfxr.

Lisa Brown

Get full nights of sleep and take plenty of time for food and breaks. Think of breaks as negative space to define your work

Lisa Brown

I like to go on a walk the first evening of the jam, or go out for food with my team. Physically remove myself from the PC.

Lisa Brown

Don't rush into things. Give yourself some time to ponder the idea, sometimes the second or third idea is better than the 1st

mildmojo✈

1. Reduce scope!!! Then reduce! Make concept expansion part of polishing.
2. Get a playable core loop ASAP & iterate.

Eric Lathrop

Limit your sugar intake so you don't have nasty energy crashes.

Barry Rowe

make sure you learn something new. If you need ideas try to prototype the project you are afraid of!

Leonard Wedderburn

get enough rest, work in a group if you can, keep scope small, know your tools and don't give up!

Loi LeMix

Get enough sleep & don't be afraid to break out of ur comfort zone. Challenge yourself and ur partner(s). Rawr!

barelyconcealed

Be prepared to hate the theme, and move on if you can't work with it. Also eat real food. Fruits, vegetables, meat, etc.

Two Scoop Games

Many voters will only play web player/ #html5 games, be sure to export for web if possible!

Two Scoop Games

if you can't host your game yourself, try itch.io!