I’m excited to start developing a game for the LD30 game jam.
I’ll be using the Phaser HTML5 2d game development framework. I’m going to make all the work on a Chromebook Pixel using apps from the Chrome Store. I have Xubuntu installed in a Crouton environment in the Chromebook, but I’m only using that to run Tiled, because there’s no Chrome tilemap editor. I’m using Cloud9 as my text editor, and my code will be posted on Github at https://github.com/dreadpiratepj/escape-game.
The theme for LD30 is “Connected Worlds”. I googled the theme and two images were the most striking and inspiring to me:
The first image is by karu-panda on Deviantart ( http://karu-panda.deviantart.com/art/Connected-Worlds-Sunny-Side-Up-153189742 )
The second image is by the architecture & design team of effekt.dk ( http://www.effekt.dk/eka/ )
I chose to make an HTML5 2D game, so I can’t just create a Fez clone, which is what the second image suggests to me.
So I think I’ll make a game where the user has to switch between “warm, sunny, right side up” world and “winter, night time, upside down” world to solve a puzzle. That is way cool, as one of my favorite games is The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which features an alternate, connected worlds motif.
I think I’ll stick to making a puzzle game rather than a Zelda clone, as I don’t have the time or the art skills to make a Zelda clone, even if I use OGA spritesheets and tilemaps.
Good luck to everyone else in the game jam!
Dread Pirate PJ