Ludum Dare #13 Postmortem : Badass Frog & game dev for mobile devices

Badass Frog postmortem – the ‘meh’ factor

After my LD #11 ‘Minimalist’ entry was voted “most innovative” game, I’ve been trying to pride myself as “that guy that makes innovative games”. So I thought long and hard about the theme for LD #13, “Roads”, trying to come up with something innovative. But the creative juices just weren’t flowing, and it didn’t happen (I’d also just bought Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip for Wii, which was taking time away from ‘designing time’). After 12 hours, with no good ideas for a game I was actually enthused about making, I decided to make a simple Frogger clone – at least this way I could hone my Processing skills, and learn the ins-and-outs of Mobile Processing.

Some thoughts about developing for mobile devices

Turns out there is a whole “other world” of mobile development that I just hadn’t really thought all that hard about. Continue reading…


Ludum Dare #13 : “Roads” entry : Badass Frog

So, here’s my LD48 #13 entry. It’s a very simple little Frogger clone, “ported” to a bunch of platforms by the power of Java + Processing + Mobile Processing.

Bad Ass Frog Escapes from LA

The Hollywood-script-worthy Backstory

The year is 2010. You are the last Frog in LA. Your name is Kurt Russell, but you are no relation to the actor, and you’ve never met him.

Controls

Arrow keys to move.
Space to restart after the game ends.

The Game



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Downloads

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