Made for Ludum Dare 41 – Combine 2 Incompatible Genres
Small Post Mortem:
It was my first compo game but i really hated this theme
This time my wife and my kids where on a weekend trip so i had the whole weekend to make a game. I also wanted to try compo (which i did). As the theme was announced i really thought about “should i skip?”.
Normally this is the fist intend in Ludum Dare but i learned from LD 40 that it could become a funny idea at all.
After i brainstormed a bit i had an idea for a Dating Action RPG Sim.
Starting the game wasn’t hard but it was the first time i made a TopDown Movement game. And i thought “nah this should be easier than making platforming” but then i realized i must draw much more as before (you have 4 directions…).
So i draw and starting setup the game. And i finished it without much playtesting and realizing the important things.
What workes good:
– Drawing was okay
– I made my own music this time
Was was bad:
– My idea was not bad but the world was too big to find the things you need
– Also my idea was just better in my head since in the game
– The controls where mess
This was the first time i realized “i must playtest more”.
You can play the game here: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/41/true-love-adventure