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Ludum Dare 24 Postmortem

This postmortem was originally posted here.  It has been updated. View my game entry for Ludum Dare 24 or get the source code.

Ludum Dare 24 was a great experience and I am happy that I finished with a playable game. I’m glad that I decided to participate and look forward to doing it again.

The gist of the game is that you are a virus and you float around infecting cells to reproduce while dodging white blood cells and antigens. After you have infected enough cells you get to chose how you want your virus to evolve, which boils down to some pretty simple buffs. Meanwhile you can watch your “children” float around and infect other cells and get wiped out by the immune system. Read more

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When I started learning WordPress I used the Microsoft Web Platform Installer as recommended on the WordPress website. This was nice in that it setup PHP, MySql, and WordPress for me with minimal effort. However it also installed IISExpress even though I already have IIS7 on my machine. I have built and hosted several websites on IIS before, so I am not afraid of it. After messing around with WordPress for a while I decided to move it to IIS7 since that is what I am more comfortable with and it is what I will be running in production. Read more