It’s Official: LD here we come!

LD (Ludum Dare) is approaching in a rapid pace, it’s this weekend!

Yet again I’ll participate with Atomic Vikings! And we’re going to have a blast of course!

Last time we participated we managed to snag rank 10! It’s going to be hard to beat but I hope we succeed cuz this time we have 2 additional members with us!

Riina, a 2d artist who joined us the days before the last LD but was unable to fully participate, she did turn up just in time to help us make a better looking logo for the game.

Olive, a 2d artist who joined just a few days ago. He’s very talented and very eager to make games! He’s multitalented, He can code a little and make some music as well.
He made this game on Android, and I highly suggest you should check it out: Tiny Fruit

 

Both are of course welcome to the team and let’s kick some A-double-S in LD!

Our “We’re-in-post” can be found here if you want more details!
http://ludumdare.com/compo/2015/04/15/atomic-vikings-are-in/

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Day 17/365: I love progress

Isn’t it just amazing, the feeling you get when you see the results of your hours of coding ?
I thought I wouldn’t be able to spend any time coding while I’m at my parents house, but I’ve been able to do remarkable progress. Seeing how my planning starts taking form, the positive feedback I’ve been getting from friends about how my kickstarter looks and my game concept. A friend of mine even told me how I look very similar to Notch, just add some more hair on the head and some glasses.

I’ve started working on some simple GUI now. At least some simple like a button. I just need to make sure I code it correctly. I dont want anything behind the GUI to react if you click on a gui-button or textarea. That’s just poor coding. I’m just not sure how to code it yet. I need to track where the click is (easy) and then check if it hit a GUI object, if it doesn’t it should just pass the click event along to the rest of the game-logic. Sounds simple enough. Just need to make sure I remember it. Lol ^^

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get any coding done tomorrow – I hope I will but not sure. The whole reason we drove to my parents this weekend was to celebrate my fathers and sister-in-laws birthday. Now my brothers baby has been under a fever for a couple of days so it has been postponed. Looks like we have to take a re-incheck on plans…

On Monday or Tuesday we’ll be driving home again (me and my girlfriend). Then we’ll be home for a week or so before she’s going home to her parents to celebrate her birthday. Can never really catch a break, lol.

My plans so far is that once I’m home I’m gonna re-record the video I made for kickstarter, I’ll spend some time on editing it (wont do any cheap tricks or fancy effects, I promise) and then it’s time to upload the video to kickstarter and submit the campaign/project for review. I’m so freaking nervous!
I sense I’ll be having some issues with sleeping while the project runs on kickstarter. How come this project means so much to me? It’s worth more than my job ever was to me, even though my previous job was my first steady employment.
Now it feels like this project will be the one thing that can help me out of my depression, if I focus enough my mind might start healing…

Quite a long post, hope you enjoyed reading it!
Feels great with a long post after I’ve posted such short ones earlier.

Tumblr!!

Heya. I’ve decided to give Tumblr a try.
A friend linked me his post there a few days ago and I was curious. I’ve heard about tumblr several times before and never been curious about it at all… But now I’ve decided to give it a go.

http://thezhoot.tumblr.com/

Other than that, I hade less than 4 hours of sleep tonight – It must have been a very good sleep even if it was so short. Either that or I’m riding my sugar cloud really high. 😀

Busy busy busy

Been a while since I posted anything ^^

Shortly said.. Been busy with private projects, work and health issues.
Sleep continues to elude me. So I visited a doctor a couple of days ago. He prescribed me some pills that will help me fall asleep easier. Although he thought the root of my insomnia is my weight. After we discussed what actions I’ve taken myself against my weightissue, he ordinated that I’d get a surgery… Since I’m a crohns patient, such a surgery is abit more tricky on me.
Although… Noneheless… He suggsted I’ll have a talk with my ordinary doctor, that oversee my crohns issues, about the surgery and go through it if he believe if can be done without aggravating my crohns..

Health aside. I’ve been dragged into a closed gamedev group with a few people from the ludumdare community. Even though the group started a bit wobbly, it has now stabilized with me and Cy4n1d as groupleaders.
We’ve shifted out focus in the group from just having fun, to having fun and make even more awesome games. I have a really good feeling about this group, since we have great programmers, an awesome digital artist and even a musician for sounds and music! Expect great things from this group since our first project together will start this sunday… So prep-work with website, forums, communication channels, source-code versioning e.t.c. has been taking a lot of my time. 🙂 But it’s fun! So amazing people and we’re having a blast working together 😀

Midsummer eve tomorrow, so I’m off celebrating with my family and my GF. 🙂 Have a nice weekend and I’ll post again soonish! 😀