Someday…

March 13, 2009

I like the day-job that I have now. It’s by no stretch perfect, but I occasionally get to learn something new and I enjoy working with the people. The biggest plus is that the workload is reasonable. There’s the occasional week where I push 55+ hours, but 45 – 50 is the norm. When I […]

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February 10, 2009

Previous Weeks Finished the game script Display the graphics and audio for the splash screen Gathered audio, graphics, and fonts for the intro screen This Week Finish the intro screen Summary I missed a week, but made decent progress. I have the makings of an actual game, not just assets. Gotta just keep pushing.

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January 25, 2009

Last Week Got close to finishing game script This Week Finish the games script Display Graphics for splash screen Find audio for splash screen Summary Pretty big setback last week. My power adapter failed on Tuesday and I didn’t get a replacement until Friday night. Last weeks task have become this weeks.

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Game Review: Dodge

January 19, 2009

Dodge is kind of a throw-back game. It’s basic space shooter reminiscent of Space Wars and Asteroids. However, one big difference is that your ship has no weapons. No Weapons!?!? In this age of weapon power-ups, how can you have a game where the player doesn’t even have a weapon? Well, in Dodge, you do […]

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January 19, 2009

Last Week Selected the questions Started writing the game script Display the splash screen (no graphics) This Week Finish the games script Display Graphics for splash screen Find audio for splash screen Summary I made reasonable progress. I got a pretty good start on the script. I need to keep the momentum going and finish […]

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January 13, 2009

Last Week Setup a new TextMate project for development and testing Added a couple more questions Re-installed Trac This Week Select 7 questions Start writing the game script Display the splash page (not the full sequence) Summary Well the Trac installation crapped out after I had added a bunch of stuff. No idea why, just […]

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Game Review: The Last Stand

January 9, 2009

The Last Stand is a zombie survival shooting game. The goal is to survive until someone can come and rescue you. You start the game alone with a hand gun and a barrier. Zombies approach you and you need to “kill” them before they knock down your barrier and kill you. If you survive a […]

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January 5, 2009

Last Week Gathered a bunch of questions for the new quiz game Setup Trac for managing features and issues Added a bunch of tasks to my to-do list This Week Setup game development environment Start pruning the list of questions for the game Start writing the script for the game Summary I’m still excited about […]

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Game Review: Eschalon – Book I

January 2, 2009

I don’t play nearly as many games as I used to, AKA life before two daughters. But I do love old school computer RPGs (CRPGs) like Baldur’s Gate, et al. I know Eschalon – Book I is over a year old (I can tell from my old saved games), but I thought I’d review it […]

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Book Review: Blog Blazers

December 16, 2008

If you look at the archives of my posts, you will notice that I’m a sporadic blogger. So when I heard about “Blog Blazers” (Stephane Grenier) I was looking forward to reading it. As luck would have it, I won a copy from Ian Landsman with the stipulation that I write a review. So here […]

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