• danieldochertymusic

CARDCADE - Ludum Dare 41

Updated: Apr 1, 2019

This 72 hour jam finished 23/04/18.

Ludum Dare 41 had a great theme; Combine two incompatible genres. I was lucky enough to come into contact with Belle and Simon Rahnasto of Windmill Games, who were planning to marry a Binding of Isaac style dungeon crawler with trading card game based strategy. The result was a huge success, and got 51st overall in the jam.

The Team.

For this jam, we had a great team. Apart from Belle and Simon, we had the talented Ben-Robert “Langotriel” French who not only does wonderful sound work but also contributed a fun rap for the theme tune I wrote. The final boss music was written by Michael Robinson and the voice work was done by Frankie “Hankshaw” Garpeman. Everyone really pulled through and did their bit and it showed.

Result and some thoughts.

This was one of my first completed game jams and I was super happy with the result. I felt I made great music and met some lovely people who I've been lucky enough to work with again too. 51st overall ranking isn't too bad either. Work is finally getting rolling on the full game, with release aimed around late '19, although the 72h version is still available here.

It was nice to be able to draw on my background of working with rock, funk and hip hop styles for this game. Simon fed me a very clear image of what he wanted, and I set about making some funky hooks ASAP. I really can't wait to grace you all with the completed version.