Participating in the Ludum Dare for the second time. This time the theme is “Minimal” , not a big fan of themes that try to strip away or limit the expectations of developers. This is something you should always be trying to do in a game jam, you already have limited time to create. So the theme should encourage more ambitious ideas and then let those two dynamics balance out.
After a couple of hours of trying to rack my brain for a new design, I kept going back to ideas similar to my previous global game jam entry “Sleep Walker”. Instead I wanted to make a game with some challenge and game play loops that could add up to a meaty game. Finally came to the conclusion of the Minimal life of a pirate. It is very simple, your on a ship , if your off the ship your dead. I guess this where that cut throat attitude emerges. Combining those ideas into a rogue like meta game with some inspirations from “FTL” , Rogue Pirates has emerged and I am very happy to work on this over the weekend.
Time Spent: 20 Mins