Eggcelerate! Jam Entry Post Mortem

April 25, 2020

LudumDare 46 Details

 

The theme of LudumDare was announced at 9:00pm Friday evening. Keep It Alive. I like sketching ideas on a scratchpad, but the bamboo tablet was fighting me with Windows Ink or other Photoshop settings. It took ten minutes to setup a relay stream from my macbook which has a much better tablet setup, but it made it more comfortable for sketching.

After running through some ideas, with my twitch viewers throwing in great comments, I steered very quickly into the egg in a bowl on a car. Actually I have wanted to make this very game for years, as it can be a good training tool for driving smoothly at the limit. I continued brainstorming for a bit longer, but this was the idea that pulled the hardest.

45 minutes after the theme announcement I had committed to the idea and created a list of tasks required for the game. Being near bedtime I chose to work on modeling assets for the game. This is one of the first jams I have ever started with art before programming. Doing so can be somewhat risky, especially  if ideas or concepts are subject to change. I knew the basic objects; car, bowl, egg and some track segments would not be a waste of time.

It took one hour to get all the assets created, using Imphenzia’s method to make the cars was very quick and easy; though I can’t do them in 10 minutes. Yet! Perhaps my blender practicing is starting to pay off as this process went super smoothly. With some art created I jumped into Unity. At that point I had used Unity for less than 15 hours, and this would be my first jam in it. Upon importing the assets I noticed issues with the lighting and coloring. I went back and forth between Blender and Unity trying to find the issue, tried exporting to fbx manually, nothing fixed it. Though I didn’t figure it out until the middle of the next day, it turned out that my 4×16 color palette was being compressed and lost color information. Read the rest of this entry »


November 2019 Review

December 1, 2019

 

  • Total income: $130.38 without personal investments
  • Total income: $3355.74 with personal investments
  • Total expenses: $0.00
  • Total hours: 191.75

At the start of November I decided that supporting the community a bit more would be a great addition with a Discord bot and other improvements to my streaming setup and the overlay visuals for the stream. This turned out to be Read the rest of this entry »


October 2019 Review

November 3, 2019

  • Total income: $335.12 without personal investments
  • Total income: $3466.44 with personal investments
  • Total expenses: $0.00
  • Total hours: 106

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September 2019 Review

October 8, 2019

  • Total income: $290.60 without personal investments
  • Total income: $3677.63 with personal investments
  • Total expenses: $636.97 + unspecified amount
  • Total hours: 133.50

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August 2019 Review

September 1, 2019

  • Total income: $397.53 without personal investments
  • Total income: $3791.75 with personal investments
  • Total expenses: $52.99 + unspecified amount
  • Total hours: 182.00

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July 2019 Review

August 4, 2019

  • Total income: $262.79 without personal investments
  • Total income: $4640.54 with personal investments
  • Total expenses: $29.99 + unspecified amount
  • Total hours: 178.25

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June 2019 Review

July 1, 2019

  • Total income: $107.83 without personal investments
  • Total income: $3578.20 with personal investments
  • Total expenses: $105.17
  • Total hours: 176.75

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May 2019 Review

June 2, 2019

 

  • Total income: $262.20 without personal investments
  • Total income: $4364.69 with personal investments
  • Total expenses: $526.95
  • Total hours: 155.75

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April 2019 Review

May 5, 2019
  • Total income: $563.31 without personal investments
  • Total income: $4608.41 with personal investments
  • Total expenses: $434.11
  • Total hours: 141.25
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March 2019 Review

April 7, 2019
  • Total income: $106.49 without personal investments
  • Total income: $4032.16 with personal investments
  • Total expenses: $49.98
  • Total hours: 118.25
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