Archive for May, 2011

I’m in Google Summer of Code!

Posted in awkward, CrystalSpace on May 12, 2011 by tayron

Well, I’ve been following GSoC for a while now and I finally decided to join. I found a nice graphics engine called CrystalSpace which needed video decode support. So that’s what I’m gonna do.

Wish me luck! πŸ˜€


Robots nicked my stuff!

Posted in 7-day games, aw-games, awkward with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2011 by tayron

I’ve always wanted to make an arcade game. And Ludum Dare #20 gave me this opportunity. The theme was “It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!”. I quite liked it, so I decided to join. 33 hours later, I finished my entry, and I’m kinda proud of it πŸ˜€ Hope you people will like it too.

Robots nicked my stuff!

33-hour game for Ludum Dare #20.


Attention! If the games runs slow, you can try turning off the background by pressing U in-game. I strongly suggest you run it on a PC that’s 2.2 Ghz or higher.

Game: (4.8mb)

Source: (5.7mb)


The strange thing in the center is a portal, and will drop items from time to time
These items are either weapons or helpers
You shoot weapons
Helpers need to be placed or used with the right mouse button
If a dropped item is not picked up, no more items will spawn until it is
If you loose all your life, you will respawn, but the portal will loose life
The portal also looses life when robots hit it
Its life is displayed at the bottom
Your life and your current weapon and helper will be displayed top-left
When the portal dies, you die


Left click-fire
Right click-use helper


If you have problems getting the game to run I’d suggest installing the newest XNA 3.1 redistributable and making sure you have .net framework 3.5 installed.


Game design, code & gfx made by Alin Baciu (bc_alin{[@]}yahoo{[dot]}co{[dot]}uk)

Music: morgantj – 8-bit kung fu

Sfx were done using sfxr.

Inspiration source: Ludum Dare.

The game itself is under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

Source code

The source code can be found in the “” archive in the download section. In order to compile it, you need Visual C# 2008 and XNA framework 3.1.
The code is under the LGPL license.

Want feedback!
Peace! :)

Also, here’s a timelapse of how I did it!