Hello and welcome, Internet! Well, last I heard, the Ludum Dare voting was supposed to begin today, but I found out kind of late that apparently there’s no community voting or anything like that so it was kind of pointless to… probably put as much effort into hyping it to non-LD people as I did. Oh well! It was still a great time and it will be interesting to see if it gets anywhere in the rankings. If you haven’t yet, my LD game Boardom is now available to play here on this site and for PC (source code included in the downloads as well). In the coming weeks, whenever I find a free moment, I probably will look into doing a small post-mortem on it and discuss some of the design decisions I made to fit everything within the 48 hour window. Probably nothing groundbreaking, but it might help someone.
So then: where do we go from here? Well as I briefly teased with a screenshot in my first news post, we actually DO have a longer term project waiting in the wing. It’s not much now, but we do have a lot considering it’s only a couple weeks old at this point and we took a week out for this whole LD thing. It’s called “Dick the Duck” and it’s a good ol’ fashioned 8-bit style platformer about a greedy asshole looking to make a quick buck desecrating some old ruins. Probably won’t be a very family friendly game, but should be a ton of fun if I do my job right. Hopefully I’ll have more to show in the next couple months. Our goal (~knocks on wood, crosses fingers, and throws a salt shaker over my shoulder~) is to get this game done by the end of the year so we can get to work on a bigger and longer term project fresh next year. It’s gonna be hype so stay tuned.
Other than that, near the end of May or beginning of June I plan to spruce up the website a little more. It’s still not much and probably won’t be for a long time, but I want it to be as easy as possible for me to share new stuff with you guys and for you to look at it. PLUS, now we have comments on the site so if you have any suggestions, I can officially receive that now.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope I have more for you soon!
~AniMerrill, a.k.a. Ethan Merrill