Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Game Over, What I learned

What did I accomplish?

During my 30 day, game a day challenge, I managed to create 4 games. Each of these games had a total development time of less than 8 hours. Abi vs Hannah dodge ball was by far the greatest hit with over 115 page views.

What did I learn?

It's possible to create a fun game in less than a day. Putting time limits on myself forced me to create something simple, and simplicity seems to lend itself well to flash games.

I also learned how effective voice acting can be, my two cousins Kristina and Anikka added a wonderful effect to my game.

What's next?

As fun as creating these games was, this challenge isn't the end-all be-all of my existence, next I'm planning something radically cool and different. I'm going to start making games that are bigger, better, and cooler, and I need your help.

That said, I am either going to have to revise the structure of this blog, or start from scratch, because what's coming is very different from what is.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Game 4: Abi Vs Hannah DodgeBall

Wow It's been a while since I did one of these.

I Began this game Midday on May 1st and am uploading it now at 10:00 A.M. May 2nd.
I used my two youngest cousins voices. their names are Kristina and Annika.
I got the idea from my classmates Seth and Isaac who decided it would be fun to throw basketballs at Abi and Hannah.

Make sure you try out both characters!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Game 3: Zero G Candy Blaster

Technically this game was supposed to be finished 3 days ago, but due to a hyper overactive schedule it was delayed. On Thursday I had a 5 hour drive. On Friday I had an 8 hour class. On Saturday I took the

I do plan, however, to continue the challenge. If at any point I miss a day or 2 or 3 that's no excuse for me to not make one the next day.

Anyway, on to the lengthy explanation about the game!

I Began this game late night on April 11th and am uploading it now at 5:00 P.M. April 14th.
Basically I just took the source code from Rocket Raiser and edited it into a shooter, changed the graphics and added a few features. My cousin Lydia wrote the menu song. That's about it. Enjoy the game!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Game 2: Rocket Raiser

OKAY so technically it has been 30 hours since
my last post. So perhaps I didn't exactly stick to the "game a day" thing. But I do have an excuse!
I played board games with my friends yesterday
from 7:00 to 10:30 yesterday and I was unable to program between 11:00 and 2:50 today. Those are usually my prime work hours.

Anyway, here we are with Rocket Raiser. This project was really fun for me. When I started I was
just gonna do a simple avoider game like MJW makes in his tutorial. But while fooling around with enemy graphics I had this awesome idea for falling
pieces of wall. I'm still not sure what the logical explanation for them being in the air is. Without any further boring explanation here's the game

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Game 1: Trash Take Over

Phew, 24 hours and a lot of scrambling later my first game is officially out!

Trash Take Over's production began yesterday at around 2:00 pm and was finished at 11:00 AM
this morning.

I now have a much better idea of what I need to do to my game template in order to produce games more efficiently.

I decided to start with a Platformer because it's something I'm familiar with.

The biggest lesson I learned is that Using gradients in can give you a sweet looking background with very little effort. So with no Further ado I give you: TRASH TAKE OVER


Game a day Challenge

Once again I've decided to throw a challenge at myself! I intend to create 30 twenty four hour development time games. Since I'm going to be on the computer for a good portion of each day I decided I might as well blog about it.

This is a project that I'm very excited about. I think it's going to be a great learning experience for me. If any of you have made challenges for yourself be sure to let me know in the comments

The Rules:

1. I must create 30 games in under 24 hours each.
2. I must upload said game to This blog, my Kongregate account, and my Newgrounds account 
3. The game must contain a link back to this blog
4. I must write a post on this blog for the game