Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, you are the giant in Jack & the Beanstalk game

Ludum Dare 33 live blog of compo #LD33 #LDJAM


21:00 — 21 August, 2015

#LD33 theme: You are the monster


This game source code on GitHub


22:21

I planned on doing something in the clouds, so I have a good idea for the theme: Jack and the Beanstalk, but you are the giant.

Got Impact game engine ready and new project running.

Got beer, juice and chips. Got to feed the cats


22:22

Giant inspiration will come from this wikipédia image

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackandthe_Beanstalk


22:43

Pesky little villager coming to steal my stuff


23:07

pesky dude is coming along

23:18

little organic dude with beard


23:31

Read the story on wikipedia. Turns out Jack is the real "monster" cause:

The original story portrays a "hero" gaining the sympathy of a man's wife, hiding in his house, robbing, and finally killing him. In Tabart's moralised version, a fairy woman explains to Jack that the giant previously robbed and killed his father, which justifies Jack's actions as retribution.

But that gives me an idea: If you (the giant) get killed, a message comes up pointing out all the bad things Jack did to the poor « monster ».


01:51 — 22 August 2015

Giant can now walk


09:30

The giant looks more like Wikipedia-inspired image, like a Cossack.


10:21

Game will be called « Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum »


11:23

giant can climb, new vine texture


12:26

Giant feels pain when falling too far


13:30

little dudes run around


14:28

Giant jumps to smash jack


15:46

Beanstalk growing

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19:35

Golden goose, harp and coin


20:56

taking break. next thing to do, make jack climb


11:01 23 August 2015

final sprint begins


15:30

much progress, too tight to document


16:49

game is palyable


20:44

Just submitted Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, my first Ludum Dare attempt. Extremely tense in the final hours making sure it is playable... a crazy sprint!

To play with the source code you need the ImpactJS game engine