» September minijam (Disappointing apocalypse)
September minijam (Disappointing apocalypse)
This will be a tiny, tiny, small postmortem.
Mostly because I didn't do very much. Luckily pictures tell more than
words, and those we got. I apologize for the lousy picture quality, I
took most of them in the subway with my phone. Hopefully that can be
appreciated as an embodiment of the hardcore indie
So, this time our team consisted of
three programmers (Ludwig, Janosch, Fabian), one artist (Andree) and a
guy who can't draw but is too stubborn not to (me). The themes were:
Disappointing apocalypse, Lab experiment & I don't want to be
(Drawn in 4 seconds by
How did we get from theme to
The brainstorm process was interesting with a
large group that later split into two teams. The idea of a scientist
(lab experiment) who's looking for the most efficient way to create an
apocalypse (disappointing) formed very quickly. And it was accepted from
the start. So the player steps into the shoes of this scientist in the
lab and tries to craft different elements together and test out the
resulting effects on the unsuspecting populace. (The scientist is kind
of a mean bastard).
(Top notch design work right here :), notice
the deleted buttons on the right)
We did a pretty
good job from the start deciding on what needed to be drawn. We sketched
some stuff to get everybody on the same page quickly. And some small
changes were made during the process. The programmers delivered a list
of scenarios and elements they needed, complete with filenames so it
could be slotted right into the game. Very efficient.
* Less talk. More work. (That goes for me,
and just me. Also: eat less cake)
* Do not change filenames
when updating artwork. It saves hassle for getting the updated graphics
into the game.
* Squeezing lemons while holding hands makes me
* Beavers rock.
As always the graphics I made during the jam
are public domain, feel free to steal them and tell your friends and
family it was you who drew them. You can get them at opengameart.org.
Some examples below.
Also qubodup provided the latest download links for the game:
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