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I'd like to talk to you about my newest motivation for Game Development! It's Game Jams! And even though I am super busy and I have to work for some real moneys this weekend, I am attending the Ludum Dare 28.
Ludum Dare 28 (#LD48)
By definition, this is not a game jam, because you are not gathering with multiple people but instead make a game of your very own within 48 hours (that's why the hashtag on twitter is #ld48).
It's basically called Ludum Dare because that is quite a challenge! It's about finishing a game with only the stuff you are making yourself (and maybe Open Source stuff), and that can cause in a lack of sleep.
Unfortunately, as I've said befor, I have to work Friday night and Saturday night, so I basically just have a single day (because in my other freetime I should finish homework and all that kind of stuff).
The LD48 is the perfect occasion to try out something new and of course to challenge yourself. You will get a topic and then you have 48 hours to figure something out: You are bound to learn cool new things!
Also I don't want to miss that opportunity to jam next to thousands of others, and also next to my comrades of my current bigger game project: Oppression.
But not only that, but I want to start learning a new engine, and that is Unity3D, AND I want to make my very very first 3D game, yes, all that on a single day.
Impossible you say? Nope! Well, let's see what happens on Sunday ;)
As I have told you in my last blog post, I am now 2 weeks in a new Game Project, made with Slick2D again, and with Java. I have even done a little progress on a task assigned to me, check it out:
Don't get too excited, the only thing I've actually made myself was the textbox (that transparent rectangle), added title, text and the possibility to add a Sprite to the left, too. It's not a whole lot, but you do small steps towards a great game, right?! YEAH!