My latest game AVOIDAL just launched today over on Newgrounds!
This one is a very challenging mouse skills game with a mechanic I find to be quite fun.
Don’t take my word for it though–check it out!
For those of you logged in with a Newgrounds account there are 23 medals (some very tough) to win.
Here is a gameplay trailer.
You can also play the game on AVOIDAL.COM
AVOIDAL was originally made for the most recent Ludum Dare 48hr game competition. I then worked on it further for the Experimental Gameplay Project theme of “Zero Buttons.” AVOIDAL was also my entry into the Ludum Dare “October Challenge” where you try and sell a game. It ended up getting a sponsorship from Newgrounds.
The results for Ludum Dare 18 were posted last night and I’m excited to report that my latest Flash game AVOIDAL was in the top 20!
AVOIDAL placed 14th out of the 172 game entries submitted to the the competition.
Ludum Dare is a solo game making event where participants have 48 hours to create an entire game with all content from scratch after the theme is announced. This time the theme was “Enemies As Weapons.”
I wrote up a detailed post mortem about my experience creating AVOIDAL and created a timelapse video of the entire process.
This was my most successful Ludum Dare yet and I am happy to continue to meet my goals when I participate as I try to raise my personal bar for success with each event I enter. I wanted to get a top 10% finish again and I was able to get top 8% so my goal was met.
I’ve been able to predict pretty well how my games will place each time which I think is a good exercise in trying to be self-aware about your game and the potential audience for it. This can matter when you are trying to make a Flash game that you want to stand a chance of being enjoyed by millions of players rather than thousands.
Gameplay Trailer (watch me score 1.5 million points!)
Watch my TIMELAPSE
Play the LD48 Official Compo Version of AVOIDAL
Play the Original LD48 Compo Version
I had a lot of fun this Ludum Dare! After missing the past few it was good to participate again for sure. I’ve never done one of these post mortem entries but I enjoy reading the other ones people post so I thought I’d take a crack at it.
You can read my detailed post mortem below: