I enrolled in a programming class on reddit and decided I would use it as an opportunity to port my GameMaker game over to XNA while I’m waiting to get GMHTML5. I took a really crappy video with Fraps an uploaded it so I could show it to some people while I’m in the process.
roy-g-blam <--- video link here.
This is my first week's homework assignment which is late but exists. I plan on spending a lot more time on this second week's course work as I will actually have more time. I just followed some super simple XNA tutorials and sample code to get started so I’m looking forward to spending some time embellishing on the basics. I guess I should make these assignments in at least 4.0 not 3.1. :/
http://www.mediafire.com/?e562sg2xi3svny1 <--- homework link here. homework link with keyboard controls
I tried getting Allegro 5 setup but didn’t have much luck before my frustration won out and seeing how our biggest current project is in XNA I figured this would be a better solution anyways. I still want to try out LOVE but that will have to wait until I’m all caught up on everything.
With the upcoming release of Game Maker Studio and html5, which both promise cross platfrom development for iOS and Android, I thought it would be worth spending some time, finally, checking out Game Maker. I’ve spent the last three weeks getting to know the environment by developing a shooter that has become quite the emergent little experience for me. I’ll be bringing it to the next Atlanta Game Dev Meetup this month.
So far the experience has been really great. One of the best things that’s happened is often I’ll set out to do something one way and after a while, usually through misunderstanding and mistakes, something better happens.
If anyone wants to take a look and has Game Maker installed, then just let me know. I don’t believe the lite version allows the making of an executable.
just got my jungle armor. this game is great.
i still have a mountain of design and art to work on and really have to work with zecmo to finish/polish up this new version of the demo so we can start approaching artists and new avenues of getting sleep completely finished. i also have three levels of portal 2 left, a bunch of dead rising 2 to complete and i still have to finish mother 3 on my own and GoW and illusion of gaia with zecmo. but… i don’t know if anyone else gets that feeling that surfaces every so often that compels you to go back and play through your favorite game… i have that now.
so, is this blog totally dead?
cool, I’ll take it over then. so, from now on, this blog is all about gardening.
we’ll learn about how to hone your greenthumb, how to properly till soil, create hybrid seeds for your garden and just what spades are really used for.
come back soon for my first post:
“It’s all the in soil from which your life blooms or withers”