sebelum anda membaca lebih jauh tulisan ini, saya ingin memberikan pemberitahuan terlebih dahulu.
-Bahwa tulisan ini bukan untuk diikuti atau dijadikan panduan, saya menulis ini hanya untuk berbagi pengalaman dan pemikiran saya mengenai video game. Anda bebas memilih untuk setuju atau tidak, dan saya tidak bertanggungjawab dengan yang akan terjadi pada anda setelah membaca tulisan ini. Tetapi komentar berupa kritik dan saran atau pertanyaan boleh anda kirimkan ke saya
bahwa tulisan ini tidak akan menjelaskan secara teknisdan detil bagaimana membuat sebuah video game, melainkan sebuah pengantar untuk memberikan panduan awal kepada siapa saja yang ingin membuat video game. tulisan ini berisi sedikit motivasi dan pembentukan pola pikir mengenai cara membuat sebuah video game.
saya menujukan tulisan ini kepada individual yang ingin membuat video game, namun tidak memiliki keahlian-keahlian yang diperlukan
Kalau ada isitilah yang kurang paham, mohon di gugel terlebih dahulu sebelum bertanya
this game is about shooting a jumping apple with limited bullet every stages, in the first few stage, you will only just see some apple jumping. after that you will begin see some purple triangle that can bounce your bullet. in some level, you have to bounce your bullet to shoot the apple. another thing to consider when playing this, is that combo mechanic. you will get a message showing like ” X combo!!” when you shoot more than one apple with one bullet. this message mean to encourage player to try shooting all apple in one shoot.
enough about the game, now I want to write about how I get into making this game.
ludum dar compo consist of 48 hour or two days. in my country, ludum dare always start in saturday morning, around 9 am. so usually I know the theme just several minutes after the anouncement. for this ludum dare, I spent a whole day thinking and brainstorming about idea and mechanic of the game with minimalism in mind. what I had in mind other than minimalism, is that I want to make game that only controlled by mouse. this kind of my own goal that I haven’t reach that time. so for a whole day thinking about that and there’s no idea come out. actually I try to code some idea I have in mind, but stopped because I think it’s unfinish and still need more thinking to make a concerete game mechanic. what I want to implement about minimalism is in game mechanic. I want to make it simple but still enjoyable and maybe can bring more depth in gameplay. sunday started and I still struggling with idea, I fear that maybe I can’t make it in time. and than around maybe 10-11 am, I got the idea about shooting some object that bounce or jumping, first I’m thinking about rabbit but ended up with apple, I don’t know why. after the arrival of my idea, I rushed to my laptop and start coding. after the core mechanic done, and creating a few level. I need to add more mechanic to enhance the gameplay. that’s when I got the idea of bouncing bullet. actually this idea is a bit hard to implement for me, because I don’t know how to simulate a real bouncing physic and I got a deadline just few hours ahead of me. so I make those triangle thingie to somehow fix the angle of bouncing and somewhat make some sense and easy to understand. after that, it’s time to make a levels. after all those coding, this is the hardest part when you make a game that based on stages or levels like angry bird, cut the rope, etc… I need to make every stages challenging but not too hard. because all my games before this ended up too hard. and even it’s not challenging I too like stages that refreshing, like maybe you can shoot all those apples in one shoot and the bullet bouncing through all corner of the stages.
monday morning, I wake up and remember that I’ve submit my entry last night. if I’m thinking how it ended up like this considered that I nearly frustrated in the first day, but I kinda like how my game turn out, comparing to my two others entry ld 24 & 25, this time my game feel more complete but still not polised. maybe I need to thanks to onegameamonth & mcfunkypants. because all those experience I got when making games every month really help me in this LD. I hope my game for this month 1GAM turn out great too.
as of now, I’m officially anounce the world explicitly in internet that I am a game developer, currently using flashpunk as a main tool. And as of writing this post, I had released about six flash games (mainly crap XD) well not really… you decide it your self!
and if you interested to play my game, just go to video game page, there listed all of my released games
and if you want to colaborate with me, as a designer, artist, musician,coder or anything to create a game just ask me here, in this blog
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.