By day I run a small technical team in the UK for a large US company. By night, when I'm not playing games, I'm often found writing them, or doing an online course to keep my brain active as I just love solving problems, and have done ever since getting my first computer in 1980.
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Tiny Territories has been uploaded. It’s nowhere near done, but you can probably see where I’m going with it.
Now off to the tiny world of bed to get some much-needed, well-earned sleep.
Did someone forget to clear up the bullets after a collision. Who knew that they’d act like a fluid.
I’m interpreting the Tiny World theme to mean running a micro-brewery. This picture shows all of the nouns and verbs that will be in the game. Now to make it happen.
I have two ideas. The first idea is something to do with being inside the bloodstream and defending it from viruses, and the second is more of a management game that would make NimbleBit proud.
The second idea is the more interesting of the two, but I think the first idea is more achievable in the timeframe.
The next hour is critical. If I can get the core mechanic of the management game working on paper or in Excel then I’ll do it. If not, then I fall back to the bloodstream game.
I’m in, thanks to my lovely wife of a gazillion years who suggested that I enter and make her proud.
Tools and libraries are likely to consist of:
- Eclipse: http://www.eclipse.org/
- libgdx: http://code.google.com/p/libgdx/
- Artemis: http://gamadu.com/artemis/
- Paint.NET: http://www.getpaint.net/
- Bfxr: http://www.bfxr.net/
…and the most important tools of all, an A5 notebook, pen and a large helping of obstinacy.
As for the title of this post, I should explain that I’m almost certainly using an Entity System and I’m just reminding myself not to put any logic in the components. Heck, my first job was as a FORTRAN 77 programmer so if I could handle COMMON blocks then I’m sure that I can make my components dumb.
Best of luck to everyone who enters. I’m looking forward to playing your crazy, inventive, out-there interpretations of whatever theme is announced.