Posts Tagged ‘desk’
now start thinking about islands before going to sleep
Framework: This Stego AS3 framework thing that I’ve accumulated over the last several months: http://bitbucket.org/excitemike/stego/
IDE: FlashDevelop. compiling with mxmlc.
Graphics: A copy of Photoshop CS 1 which as far as you know was obtained completely legitimately.
Sound Effects: I bet you can guess this one.
For timelapse: I will be using Keeyai’s Chronolapse on account of it’s awesomeness.
Sauce Control: Mercurial, which I love.
Favorite Dinosaur: Microraptor gui
And actually I may use Unity, depending on what kind of ideas I get once the theme is announced, but the above is most likely.
I need to get a decent camera. The webcam built into the cheap laptop is kind of a pain to use.
XNA for coding, PaintDotNet for gfx, sfxr for audio (I expect), mappy for level editing (if I go 2d route) and using an already existing simple 2d game as a base. I’ll spend the next hour stripping out everything to get a clean base. I’ll hopefully be doing a timelapse desktop recording (no webcam though), and code snapshots every hour or thereabouts when its running. I may check it works on xbox every so often, although if I do put it out (and sell it on XBLIG!) that will come later…
This is my first LD, so no idea what to expect. The photo also shows that Monster Hunter will be played in the background by the girlfriend to sort of keep me company, and also that my desk looks far smaller and messier than I expected.
Rocket, which moves, and shoots. It’s amazing.
Stars scroll at different speeds. Pretty neat effect.
Now I’m out of ideas.
Also, here’s a low quality shot of my desk.
So, just because I took the pic (And I _was_ doing the clouds warmup) (Pics and such continue below)
So, got lots of scribbles out, and lots of ideas on how to first progress – the only problem being, actually progressing! I’ve not used XNA properly before, so this is a bit of an interesting learning experience. Thankfully there’s shed-loads of documentation, and if I get really really stuck I know a couple of people I can ask for advice. Heck, the last time I did any kind of serious programming, it was in DarkBASIC!
Anyway – I’ve got a project up, got a font in, and making a ‘punters’ class for all those Cavern Club patrons to be.
So! Woke up at half 7 this morning, took a peek at the theme, and then went back to bed for a while to think about it. Caverns, eh?
Eventually got up properly and made bovril toast and 200ml of orange juice for breakfast! Yum! Liquified cow.
Been doing some brainstorming on the pad you can see to the left there – I’ve got an idea I rather like:
Alternative Club Tycoon: The Cavern Club
You own and run “The Cavern Club” – a struggling nightclub for the goth/metal/rock community of your town/city. It’s up to you to choose the tracks, price the drinks, and get everyone happy (well, keep the goths poetic, at least).
- The graphics will be gravy. It’s going to be a number crunching game, or at least a number balancing game.
- Any graphics I do make for it will be heavily stylised and hopefully ‘cute’. Look forward to cubic metal heads moshing!
- Music. Huh. I’m going to see if I can get away with being sneaky here, because there’s no way I can create ‘generic goth track number 17′ and ‘generic metal anthem 8′.
Oh, and I discovered that I can’t use the ‘play and charge’ cable to make an XBOX 360 pad work on the PC. Doh! I’ll be getting a wired controller some time today – but if it’s a sim game, mouse control seems best anyway!
I got basic SDL stuff up and running now. See screenshot on screen.Also breakfast time. Going well so far.
Well my goal for tonight is to think of an idea.
Here is my desk:
Messy workspace reporting in.
Pre-LD deskphoto. I expect I’ll quickly fall into a lazy pattern of not cleaning this weekend, so the end-of-weekend photo should be pretty bad. Of course, this is bad by some people’s standards–but hey, it gets the job done. I love my Microsoft Digital Media Pro keyboard, and the Logitech mouse is unbeatable. Also notice the Xbox 360–that’s for downtime, not development.
Heres my desk for this one around, not much has changed from LD 14
The computer moved from on top to under, the keyboard was upgraded from “generic clicky” to IBM Model M … um I have a clock and a candle (called “smell my nuts” I kid you not)
Also this time around (if theres enough time) I am going to try my hand at some music, now I am not an accomplished musician, altho I took piano as a kid and played many instruments during high school and early 20′s
Now Im 30 and 10 years out of practice, but I bummed this dirt old keyboard from work, with a excellent sequencer / composer which allows me to baby step so hopefully I can make some basic music that wont make everyone’s ears bleed
Cant wait to get started, and wish everyone good luck
*noobie tip: eat a good dinner, and take a shower before the compo starts !
Going to have a go at this finally! Above is my upstairs/downstairs work space, but it’s finally not going to rain this weekend, so maybe I can sit out in the sun. My planned arsenal:
* Python + pyglet or libtcodpy
* GIMP, Alchemy, sfxr, lmms, and Audacity
* a marantz pmd620, yamaha p140, and wacom UD
* Louisiana gumbo and hopefully a garden salad at some point.
I’m 80% sure I’m in and will probably use that cool game maker Novashell.. but in any case:
Say hi to my desk, which I hope to see only when I do Photoshop work:
Other than that, coffee shops and the university will probably be where I am most of the time, meeting up with pythong and mathias. Wee!
- Ruby (1.8, sadly)
- the Gosu library—<plug>just released version 0.7.13!</plug>
- Photoshop + Wacom
- I’ll make this list
- a bit longer to make it look
- like I am well-prepared
So be very afraid! … *runs to the mall to buy some pizza*
Someone at work pointed this competition out to me, so I figured why not give it a shot. In my usual manner, preparation has only just begun. I still don’t even know what development environment I’m going to use.
Following what seems to be tradition, here is my workspace. complete with cat and emergency supplies (the good stuff is in the fridge!)