Åpen Sone Game Jam fall 2014

It’s over a year since last time I competed in a game jam, but this weekend I was (nearly) free to participate in the fall edition of Åpen Sone Game Jam (at University at Oslo). The theme this time was “limit”. There are of course several ways to interpret this, but I took it as a handicap. So I made a spaceship game called “Little Big Spaceship” (a tribute to Little Big Adventure), where you and one or two friends shot out in space with a spaceship. The kicker is that each spaceship type has a limit, either in turn rate, fire rate, or speed. So you have to fit your play style with the type of ship you have chosen.

So with this little game I manage to sweep up the third place, winning myself a little trophy and the book “Realm of Racket”.

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Game art from Kenney.

You can fork or clone the project over at Github.
Executable for windows, and regular .love.

No grass grows on kangaroos

It’s true, but it would be funny if it did! So I tried to google it, and ended up with some funny pictures and a book called “The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo” (it’s true, just look at the cover). Posted the pictures and the link after the jump. So you may be wondering why I started thinking about the lack of grass growing on a kangaroo, and I have a very reasonable explanation. If you’ve been watching my latest twitters, you’ve seen that I’m at school reading about parallel distributed processing (guess that doesnt tell you much, but it’s not important), and the writer Jack Copeland talks/writes about the infinite number of thought we can produce, and then he quotes a guy called Jerry Fodor (Modularity of Mind and Language of Thought hypothesis) which said “it has probably never occurred to you before that no grass grows on kangaroos. But, once your attention is drawn to the point, it’s an idea that you are quite capable of entertaining, one which, in fact, you are probably inclined to endorse.”. And is so true! I’ve never thought about grass growing on a kangaroo, not even a animal. How weird is that. It would be awesome to see grass grow on a little dog or something. Or what about a rabbit, he could grown his own food and use it to hide him-/her-self. Would be the best ever! Wonder if some scientist have tried it out. “Anywho”, better get back to my reading. Only 11 more pages before I’m done with the book. Then I’ll go home, eat kebab and play some Zelda! Only four more trishards left! Follow me on twitter and backloggery.

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