Ludum Dare is a million times more stressful than the gameboy jam. I doubt I’m going to finish this. Its not even the time restriction, either. Its motivation. I’ve only put 7-ish hours into this, but I’ve spent so much time wandering around the house scratching my head and staring out the window in confusion.
This isn’t fun to play at all, and it makes me want to throw it in front of a bus.

Ludum Dare is a million times more stressful than the gameboy jam. I doubt I’m going to finish this. Its not even the time restriction, either. Its motivation. I’ve only put 7-ish hours into this, but I’ve spent so much time wandering around the house scratching my head and staring out the window in confusion.

This isn’t fun to play at all, and it makes me want to throw it in front of a bus.

 In the first half of the game you play a black slave in the United States during the late 1800s. In 1860 there were roughly 4 million slaves in the United States.
In the second half of the game you play as a contemporary slave in India. There are an estimated 14 million slaves living in India today.
Connected Worlds? Or is this a completely inappropriate way to raise awareness on contemporary slavery?

 In the first half of the game you play a black slave in the United States during the late 1800s. In 1860 there were roughly 4 million slaves in the United States.

In the second half of the game you play as a contemporary slave in India. There are an estimated 14 million slaves living in India today.

Connected Worlds? Or is this a completely inappropriate way to raise awareness on contemporary slavery?

Hour 1, 2, and 3. I intend to explore the connectedness of humanity from within a prison camp. The connecting of people from different cultures, and perhaps the eventual connecting of the prisoners and their overseers.

Backpack! Score…

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I don’t understand how this was scored… or why Backpack! placed 183. Why did a game with 0 plays, with 1 vote that rated everything as a 1 place 180, but Backpack! was 183?  I’m strangely discouraged by this.

Also, congrats to everyone that participated, no matter your score.

Play it here!
Backpack! is finally finished!
Final thoughts:
Putting together an entire game is a lot different than playing around with parts of a game. This is my first ‘finished’ project and my first game jam. If I’ve learned anything it is that I need to be more organized with my programming/scripting, and that waiting until the night before it is due is really tough. There is a lot more I wanted to do with this game, but because of the time restraints I just tried to polish it up and submit something playable. I didn’t give it A+ effort, and I’m sorry about that.
Also, in the future I’ll schedule time for the purpose of working out bugs. Who knew there would be so many glitches to hunt down and eliminate before it was ready for the public?

My brain feels like jello. It must be nap time.

Play it here!

Backpack! is finally finished!

Final thoughts:

Putting together an entire game is a lot different than playing around with parts of a game. This is my first ‘finished’ project and my first game jam. If I’ve learned anything it is that I need to be more organized with my programming/scripting, and that waiting until the night before it is due is really tough. There is a lot more I wanted to do with this game, but because of the time restraints I just tried to polish it up and submit something playable. I didn’t give it A+ effort, and I’m sorry about that.

Also, in the future I’ll schedule time for the purpose of working out bugs. Who knew there would be so many glitches to hunt down and eliminate before it was ready for the public?

My brain feels like jello. It must be nap time.

…the only lesson learned here is don’t put things off until the end of the week. Just like college all over again, I’m capable of so much more…

Last night I fell into a stupor because it felt like there was no point to the game. Now you have to collect firewood… or land mines… or whatever those are. For some reason it is intrinsically satisfying to collect rectangles and make the counter go up. Backpack! just gained +1 fun and I’m going to work on some puzzles later tonight.

Last night I fell into a stupor because it felt like there was no point to the game. Now you have to collect firewood… or land mines… or whatever those are. For some reason it is intrinsically satisfying to collect rectangles and make the counter go up. Backpack! just gained +1 fun and I’m going to work on some puzzles later tonight.