Ben Whittaker

I'm Ben Whittaker

I am embarking on a hopefully long and fruitful career making games. This site will be a place to put said games, news about said games, and any other miscellaneous projects I happen to be working on.

Games I've Made

Posts I've Written

Ludum Dare 29: Unearth

I decided to do Ludum Dare (my first), but only as a low-pressure thing, rather than an exercise in forcing myself to start and follow through. As such, I started, but I didn’t follow through.

My concept was pretty neat - it was all going to be this little pseudo-3d planet, with layers of crust to blow up and monsters and gems to uncover. As it is, I managed the pseudo-3d, and ran out of steam before getting to the monsters and gems and explosions, or anything that could quite be called “gameplay”.

The pseudo-3d effect involves a wrap-around rectangular space and some math from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereographic_projection

It’s still neat to look at, I guess.

Use arrow keys to move, and X to jump.

Catching Up: Mountain Kid

I have uploaded another project of mine, which runs in both flash and natively on android: Mountain Kid

I was kind of hoping I’d have updated this project with my latest projects by Friday night, when Ludum Dare starts, but I got sidetracked and I have an exam Friday at noon to study for, and there’s still one major school project and two game jam projects to add to the site… my time would, sadly, probably be better spent studying than adding them right now.

Catching Up: Bombarded

Contrary to appearances, I have, in fact, been making games these past two years. I just haven’t been showing them off here, which is kinda silly, since that’s the whole point of this site!

In any case, I’ve uploaded a project I worked on for a bit right before starting university. It has bombs, and explosions, and shiny gemstones.

The name of the game is Bombarded.

Read more, and try it out, here!

Hello World!

Welcome to Nebbish Hacks!

I plan to use this site for showing off any games I’m making, and whatever else I happen to be working on.

To start it off, I’ve uploaded a game I was working on a while back and never completed called Jellyfish Quest. It’s written in Python and is a download game, whereas the games I hope to put up will be mostly browser games. Nonetheless, it’s still kind of cool, and I hope to make a finished flash version at some point.