May the fourth be with me

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This must be the cheesiest title for a blog post that I’ve ever created but it could be redeemed somewhat:

I’ll be participating in my fourth Ludum Dare challenge holding between the 15th and 18th of April.

What’s ‘Ludum Dare’?

Not the description you seek

I can’t describe it any better than the about page so:

Ludum Dare is an online community best known for “Ludum Dare”, the Accelerated Game Development Event of the same name (also called a “Game Jam”). During a Ludum Dare, developers from around the world spend a weekend creating games based on a theme suggested by the community. Ludum Dare events take place every April, August and December.

To me, the Ludum Dare is 48 hours of focussed, (almost always) caffeine-fuelled game development. Every Ludum Dare event I’ve participated in was exhilarating to say the least. I’m proud of the game ideas I spun up even though I never polished the games I made during the challenges (I will change that this time). If you’re interested in the games - I mean - experiments I made, you can peek at my Ludum Dare profile.

PS: You won’t be able to play any of the games because I took them down. I wasn’t impressed with my execution of the wonderful ideas I had. I’m truly sorry about that. I’m a different person now.

Why is this your fourth Ludum Dare?

Good question

The first Ludum Dare I participated in was the 28th edition and it was so exciting that I participated in the next two editions. Unfortunately, work took so much of my time that I eventually became ‘gamedev unfit’ and lost confidence. What I hadn’t realized at the time was that Ludum Dare had become a part of me (I really, really love video games and game development) and I needed it more than it needed me.

I’ll be coming out of a 16-month retirement (cue thunderous applause) - I mean - hiatus to get back into making games. I’ve regained some of the lost confidence and have learnt to manage my time better.

Why this blog post?

Mustapha

(Totally unrelated meme)

I need your help. I need some way to hold myself accountable. I feel like sharing this blog post would make me accountable to the people that read it.

I’ve made my commitment here I’m in!

Thank you for reading.

What does this have to do with robots?

Robots play video games?

Mar I/O plays Super Mario World

Ifeanyi Oraelosi

Ifeanyi Oraelosi

Making stuff to facilitate learning and creativity. Also, video game experiments.

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