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« on: November 13, 2012, 07:31:34 pm »



Last year, I started an event: The annual advent calendar. It was a huge hit and it was really cool. Here it is again.

In case you didn't participate last time (dummy), you pick a day, make a game, and reveal it on your chosen day. I will crosspost it on a Tumblr blog and the idea is that people play a new game every day until Christmas. 24 games!

Questions?

How do I sign up?
-Simple. Just post in this thread saying you would like to make a game, along with the desired date. Make sure that the day is available though. You can check here in this first post.

Can I think of ideas before my assigned day?
-Yes, and this is encouraged. Rapid development is at it's best when you have a clear vision in mind.

What if I get a Monday, and I have work?
-No problem. Make your game a day of your choosing. However, it will be submitted on your chosen day. This might be desirable, in fact, so that you may fix bugs or tweak things.

Why don't I just make my game now then?
-Do whatever you want. This event was originally meant to be a collection of small games, though - nothing is expected to be super polished.

What tool should I use, any limitations?
-Ideally, it would be web-playable (Flash, unity). If this is not a possibility, please at least make the game available on Windows (Sorry mac and linux users). Try to use a tool you're comfortable with: The last thing you want is to be wasting time fiddling with new stuff.

Any particular themes?
-Ah, I'm glad I asked myself this. Please make your games with a winter or Christmas theme. You may also want to use your date in the game, for instance, saying "11 days until Christmas". That's in the spirit of Christmas, right dawg?

Does it have to look great?
-Nah, but it helps. This is meant to be a jam. Take a few hours to make your game. That said, try to put some spin on it to make it look nice. Even if you can't be bothered to spend 16 hours making pixel art, try to choose a consistent art style. Don't pressure yourself. Just do it. I don't even care if it's made in 2 days. Or 3. Or a week. Just submit on your day!

I would love to do this, but I'm nervous about rapid development.

There are a lot of excellent resources for rapid development.

cactus' GDC talks on rapid development:



ludum dare guidelines, which cross-over: http://sol.gfxile.net/ldsurvival.html


You missed something, you biscuit head!
-Bring it up in the thread.



Available Days:

...In december. There might be a couple peeps making games on the same day as you. First come first serve.

1. J. R. Hill
2. eigenbom
3. John Sandoval
4. green
5. thatshelby
6. Glyph
7. poe
8. Seasons
9. Claw, Code_Assassin
10. Gagege, JaydenB
11. peanutbuttershoes
12. wademcgillis
13. Pixelulsar
14. Oddball
15. johnki, thatredant
16. pgil
17. Blodyavenger
18. Manuel Magalhaes
19. davidp
20. seagaia
21. TobiasW
22. Noah!, CNIAngel
23. Dualhammers
24. jotapeh

http://tigsadvent.tumblr.com/

HOW TO SUBMIT
Just post it here, with a download link and some screenshots, and i'll cross-post it to the blog.
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 07:42:34 pm »

Put me down for the 10th!
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 07:46:17 pm »

Uh, 6. Because why not?
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 07:47:49 pm »

I'll take the 12/12/12 please.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 07:52:41 pm »

the eleventh, sir.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 08:02:34 pm »

Cool. I took the 5th.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 08:06:13 pm »

I'll take the 15th, please. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 11:50:12 pm »

Yo, 21st. I just realized that I don't have to make the game on the intended day, just somewhen before it.

edit: Thanks Gagege, you can keep the mistake
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 11:55:04 pm »

Warning - while you were reading a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.

Damn you Tobias I was just about to ask for the 21st. Hand Shake LeftAngry

I'll have the 14th then.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 12:01:17 am »

All is proceeding according to plan... Noir
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2012, 01:06:32 am »

Should anyone need music, I'd love to contribute!
http://soundcloud.com/8th-mode-music/its-christmas

But if not, Merry-early-Christmas!
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2012, 07:08:15 am »

Gimme tha 2-4 again please  Hand Money Left Wizard Hand Money Right

edit: meaning the 24th not the 2nd through the 4th but you knew that
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2012, 08:28:50 am »

I'll take the 8th.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2012, 08:34:01 am »

Yo, 21th.

Twenty firth.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2012, 08:36:50 am »

Awesome. All you playa hatas have been added.

Can't wait to get the ball rolling. Does anyone have an idea of what they're going to do?
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2012, 09:13:51 am »

Does it have to be Christmas themed? I missed this last year so not sure what is expected.
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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2012, 09:30:58 am »

I want Day Three.
Could do another christmas-themed NES demake, kinda like last year. Or not.

But I learned one important lesson last year:
When jamming Don't ever have hitboxes changing size. EVER. Too many bugs, impossibe to fix.
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2012, 09:35:24 am »

@Oddball
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Any particular themes?
-Ah, I'm glad I asked myself this. Please make your games with a winter or Christmas theme. You may also want to use your date in the game, for instance, saying "11 days until Christmas". That's in the spirit of Christmas, right dawg?
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2012, 09:46:47 am »

Totally up for it this year, 9th would be great for me.
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2012, 12:43:51 pm »

I'll do the 13th
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