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Minimum Damage post-mortem 0

toasty • 7 months ago 

I managed to release Minimum Damage today, and only a couple of days late! I'm actually really happy with the end result: pretty much everything is amateurish, crass and probably broken, but unlike my other games it looks intentional.

This is the first time I've created music for a jam game, but it's been a hugely positive experience. In particular I found it a real relief to work on the music, and get away from the screen (or at least, the IDE) for a while. I've found - like with graphics - that having some concrete assets, no matter how tacky, in place really motivates me in the soul-crushing twilight that is the end stage of game jams. It also took the game in more imaginative directions than I think it could have gone otherwise.

In addition to the music, I'm quite happy with the original idea. For one thing the graphics were simple enough that I could implement them very quickly, allowing time to think about more important things. The execution is imperfect, but maybe I can work that out at a later stage.

So thanks, @Tijn, for hosting this jam! I certainly learned something.

Minim-um Damage 3

toasty • 8 months ago 

I may come to regret this, but I had an idea to create a sheet music bullet hell game. After an hour or so of hacking I got this far.

Most of the basics are there; it just needs some simple collision code and then I can get started on the squishy bits.

P.s. Yes I'm aware that isn't a minim >__<

4th AKJ Tournament begins! 1

toasty • 1 year ago 

The tournament is on, people! Let's get moving!

We've released half of the games so far. So focus on these for now, and we'll release the other ones soon!

So what are you waiting for? Get playing!

Incoming: 4th AKJ tournament! 0

toasty • 1 year ago 

Time to warm up those digits for some button mashing, people, because there's a tournament coming up soon!

How it works

For two weeks, from 12th-27th July 2019, everyone is invited to play and post high scores on a selection of games which have been submitted to the site. Using screenshots as proof, players can compete in those games' leaderboards for points.

For each game, players are awarded a number of points for being in the top 10, as per the table below. The players with the highest total scores are shown on a global leaderboard throughout, and at the end we'll announce the winner and runners up.

Check out the previous leaderboard to see the current title holders! :)

We need your games!

You might be wondering, which games? Well, good question! If you've submitted a game on which has high scores and might be suitable, let us know—simply fill out this form. Before the tournament begins a small number of games will be picked. The more accessible the better (so cross-platform and web games are preferred), and we try to have a nice blend of genres. Remember, this is a great opportunity to have your games played!

In case anybody needs inspiration... 3

toasty • 1 year ago 

Hey everybody. I was browsing through this list, and thought it might help to inspire some other poor soul.

Good luck in your games, everyone!

RIP Galois :'(

Tournament is done! \o/ 2

toasty • 1 year ago 

The tournament is over!

We hope you all had fun (we certainly did). So a huge thank you to the brilliant people who created the games, and as ever, congratulations to the very talented winner, @M2tias, the runners up, and, well, all you magical chums who joined in too.

So what now? I'm hungry for more…

Starting tomorrow we have the 7th Kajam, hosted by our very own @voxel! Then from 31 May-2 June we have the 6th iteration of our flagship event, the 48h jam known as the 6th Alakajam! Join us all tomorrow for more gaming magic :).

Time to beef up your scores! 0

toasty • 1 year ago 

The tournament enters its final weekend

What better time to hone your skills and smash some records? The leaderboard is tight and there's everything to play for. Come on people! You have until 23:59 on 31st March to submit your scores!

Let the games begin! 0

toasty • 1 year ago 

The 3rd AKJ Tournament begins!

It's time for the 3rd AKJ Tournament, folks! From the 15th to 31st of March 2019 we'll be playing and competing at six games which have been submitted to jams on this very site. You can see the tournament rules here.

Quiet! Gimme the games!

Below you'll find the games we'll be playing this month, along with their owner and the jam they were entered for. We have some real gems this time, so make sure you don't miss out and play them all! :)

Nonomino thomastc Dynamic puzzler 6th Kajam
The Lost Beans dollarone Caffeinated platformer Coffee Jam
Illustrious Escape M2tias, Juutis, bradur First person teleporter 5th Alakajam!
You are the Grimoire Aurel300 Rapid-fire genre mashup 5th Alakajam!
Shinobi Blocks dwemthy Tetris/platformer love child 4th Alakajam!
Electric Tango laaph Shocking Olypmian apple picker 6th Kajam

Want us to play your game in the next tournament? 0

toasty • 1 year ago 

The 3rd AKJ Tournament is nearly upon us!

And you know what that means, right? Correct! We need some games to play. Have you recently made a game you think would be a good fit for the tournament? Then submit it here by 14th March!

If your game has a score which people can screenshot, it's elligible!

Aaaaand the results are OUT! 1

toasty • 1 year ago 

It's official: the results for the 4th Alakajam! are out!

You can find the results here:

Solo winners | Team winners

Kudos, high fives and back slaps to everyone who participated, in whatever way(s) you chose to. We hope you had a blast!

Now, we've got a teeny tiny little survey which you can fill in—just some feedback on how things are running, whether you'd like to get involved, and asking your opinion on some important future decisions.

OK, what's next?

November Challenge: November 2018
What's a November Challenge? Good question! Ever wondered what happens after you've made a game? @DaFluffyPotato will host this event taking us through marketing & releasing a game to the outside world, and maybe even making a profit :o

Behind the Scenes

Many thanks to the awesome @Tipyx for hosting this jam, and his little minions for helping out with maintenance and streaming. Also many thanks to those of you who jammed, played, streamed and/or speedran(runned?), as well as you, the community, for making this what it is.

We hope to see you soon! :)

High scores

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Shinobi Blocks
by dwemthy
50 March 31st 2019
by thomastc
6252 March 24th 2019
by thomastc
115 October 18th 2019
Rocket Jumper
by Wan
25431 July 19th 2019
(Tower of) Bird
by voxel
17 October 16th 2019
by euske
9041 May 4th 2018
by toasty
5321 May 1st 2018
by rnlf
0'10"870 May 2nd 2018
Electric Tango
by laaph
15151 March 25th 2019
by voxel
10'41"893 September 12th 2018
Uncanny Ballet
by Wan
0'40"163 April 24th 2018
Philosopher's Strike
by Wan, Thrainsa
32950 September 12th 2018
You are the Grimoire
by Aurel300
3'12"180 March 15th 2019
PROCRASTINAIRE: Solitairy Confinement
by dorkulon, cloakedninjas, treslapin
1168 SalarySeptember 5th 2018
by benjamin
73 September 11th 2018
Minimum Damage
by toasty
46 February 2nd 2020
by Raindrinker
424 October 26th 2019
Disappainted: Master of the Invisibrush
by dorkulon, cloakedninjas, treslapin
57 %May 1st 2018
Pyramid Peril
by HuvaaKoodia, SUOMAR
66 July 24th 2019
Whirling Blades
by DaFluffyPotato
3'38"092 September 7th 2018
by sorceress
7 Level ReachedMay 3rd 2018
Rollercoaster Breakdown
by KayZ
2417 July 27th 2019
The Lost Beans
by dollarone
953 sMarch 13th 2019
Accurate Racing
by dollarone
0'10"214 July 27th 2019
by Raindrinker
0'45"460 May 3rd 2018