We had the holiday on this weekend – an Independence Day of Ukraine (hence blue and yellow colors were used the most in our entry game). Nevertheless we both decided to “waste” our free time and to take part in Ludum Dare 30 contest instead.
The game mechanics is to cover all sharp edges on the terrain to make it smooth. Three block types are available: a ramp up, a cube and a ramp down.
A track created for the game:
So our Ludum Holiday weekend looked like this:
Day 1 – Concept and prototyping
Day 2 – Coding and art,
Day 3 – Coding, art, sound, debugging and polishing
Thanks to the early comments about hard controls, we have already lighten it a bit.
WHAT WENT RIGHT:
- We’re quite happy with game concept
- Time management
WHAT WENT WRONG:
- We chose bad controls which led to people being frustrated while playing.
- Levels are too difficult straight away. Seems like hardly anybody can go past the second level.
- Always playtest your game on somebody who is not taking part in development! Without that it’s very hard to adequately set difficulty.
- The easier controls are the better.
- No hardcore needed, though it is very hard to reach the balance between too hard and interesting.
- It was fun, and it values the most.
Happy world connecting!