Insane developers attempt to create game in 24 hours

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  1. BrokenKings

    BrokenKings Well-Known Member

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    #1 BrokenKings, Nov 27, 2010
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    LATEST NEWS:


    -Did not reach 24 hour goal. We are still working, though, and although we didn't finish the game, can't be anything but pleased by the progress we made. At the beginning of the weekend we had nothing. Now we have a good chunk of a game.

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    (mockup)


    ORIGINAL POST:

    It was based on an impulse. What if we could make a game in 12 hours? Wouldn't that be cool?

    Josiah was all for it. Lopi thought the idea was cool but he wanted to sleep tonight. So we extended it to 24 hours.

    Then we brainstormed as fast as we could. Each of us came up with a word; an adjective, a noun, and a verb. We tried to put them together. Elephant jet bouncy almost became an online shooting game. But it was riffing off an idea about making music with water ripples that we somehow developed into a game about a dirigible with a magnet hanging from it.

    We have started. Lopi and I are madly pounding out code while Josiah pixels like a madman. Our deadline is 10pm tomorrow, our timezone, which I think is GMT. Will we make it? Who knows. Follow this topic to watch us succeed, or fail.

    Nope. Succeed is the only option. :D
     
  2. pgboy

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    Lol goodluck!
     
  3. olliewollie

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    Seen allot of these, Often turn out bad but I would
    like to wish you luck. :)
     
  4. BrokenKings

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    Josiah and I made Castle Conflict in a week (The first release, not the current version), and it was actually done in about 4 days - the last three days were spent polishing the user interface.

    This game is simpler.

    We think we can do it, if not in a day then fast - but a day isn't actually that unrealistic if we remain passionate ;)
     
  5. dumbname

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    so when does it start,
     
  6. MystikSun

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    #6 MystikSun, Nov 27, 2010
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    Edit: Woops, that wasn't meant to be posted twice.
     
  7. MystikSun

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    It was already started.

    I too, wish you guys luck! Keep up the good work![/QUOTE]
     
  8. JoeyLP

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    Good luck! I look forward to seeing the end result.
     
  9. BrokenKings

    BrokenKings Well-Known Member

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    Two hours ago :)
     
  10. dumbname

    dumbname Well-Known Member

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    K I'm here watching ;)
     
  11. BrokenKings

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    It has programmer art!

    [​IMG]

    Josiah is working on a much better version of the dirigible right now. :D
     
  12. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    Is it done???your time is up!!
     
  13. kcmcroxton

    kcmcroxton Well-Known Member

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    lol they still have 11 and a half hours, 10pm not 10am.
     
  14. BrokenKings

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    You are correct, although we have 12.33 hours right now (it's 9:40am in our time zone). Nonetheless, I like his enthusiasm :)

    As for done - no - making great progress - yes :D We all went to bed pretty late last night and are now up and getting back into it (Except for Josiah, who was up the latest)
     
  15. pgboy

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    I wish you luck and if you actually do it I will buy it and gift it to one of my friends!
     
  16. BrokenKings

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    Let it be known that at 1:00 pm our time, with 9 hours left to go, the clock was paused ...

    Josiah has two errands to run today both of which will have him out of the house from approximately now until after 10pm. I have to leave in about 5 minutes to run errands with my wife, and today is her only day off this weekend. And Lopi is currently AFK at a breakfast with his girlfriend.

    We can stop the clock ... but we can't stop life.

    So we will resume tomorrow with 9 hours to go.
     
  17. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    ok goodluck
     
  18. Martin JF

    Martin JF Well-Known Member

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    Sounds cool. Good Luck.
     
  19. iPhondTouch3G

    iPhondTouch3G Well-Known Member

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    IF it comes to the App Store. It better be free. Games made in a day tend to be buggy and not good.
     
  20. dumbname

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    true dat. what you should do is make it free so that you can get feedback from this forum, then raise the price as you update the app and make it more polished and more features and whatnot.
     

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