LD 38: Expand and Exploit
Hey hey 🙂
Expand and Exploit is the third game I’ve done in a game jam.
Together with Chris, a good friend of mine, I took a weekend to build this game.
The game is about conquering the sky with all its planet. There are three serious problems one has to care about:
– There is a big Kraken in space you need to fight. It is – as well as you – continually conquering new planets and creating a bigger fleet. You need to fight him using your own military.
– For your military, you have to gather resources from the planets you control. Sadly, you do not really care about the planet and thus you gather every resource you can find. This results in collapsing planets and forces you to expand to new planets and eventually fight the Kraken.
– Lastly, your population needs water to survive, so you need to manage this resource or lose the game.
It was fun coming up with the idea and having planets shrink and explode with all buildings you put on it.
I’m proud of the smooth UI, but it lacks some intuition.
The game is fun, but creating it probably was more fun.
Sadly, we did not find time to play enough games at the Ludum Dare event and hence, we did not get rated. But I would not have expected a too good rating, especially because of the lack of intuitive control.
LD 37: Game Jam Simulator
once more its time for a Game Jam! It’s Ludum Dare 37 and the theme was ‘One Room’.
Chris and I quite committed to create a game about managing your own game company. It’s about finding new talented staff, motivate them, start and sell the right product suited for your team and manage your income.
Have fun playing the ‘Game Jam Simulator’:
LD 35: Project D.A.S.H.
My second try on a game jam. The theme is Shapeshift and we maybe took it a bit too literally: You control a little character that can morph into three different shapes: The green, the pink and the blue.
Based on a bullet hell and rock-paper-scissors, the game is an interesting hybrid.
There are so many things I would like to have done better, but hey – it is running 😀
Play it here
LD 34: Ogre SMASH!
Hi everyone and welcome to ogre smash.
This little cute game has been created within 72 hours by me and some friends of mine that are absolutely not related to game development. The weekend we spend together was amazing and the game is fun.
Give it a try if you want to see absurd cuteness and a two-headed ogre 🙂
Tristoy on Steam
I’m proud to tell that TRISTOY has been published on Steam. It’s a two-player coop game where you and a friend have to escape a mystic prison on an island.
Set in a modern fantasy setting, TRISTOY has action-based combat, nice puzzles, branched dialogs and replayability.
As originally implemented as a local multiplayer game, our publisher wanted us to add online multiplayer, too. This was by far the biggest part for me in this project.
I’m really happy with the project and glad that I had chances to put hands on a game project of that size 🙂