10th October 2011
Over the past year or so, I've done a few month-long iOS projects, but NeonPlat Adventures is the first time in a long time that I've tackled a nice big Windows/Mac/Linux project.
Today, 11th October 2011, marks the one-month anniversary since I officially started this project.
9th October 2011
At the moment, I'm sending occasional beta editions of NeonPlat Adventures to two people.
One is AuthenticKaizen (/PixelProspector).
He got instant beta-status, because he started the whole NeonPlat thing.
This is all his fault!!
8th October 2011
We added your games to our website.
You can find the entries on <a href="http://html5games.de"> - and vote for it .
In return we would love a backlink from you.
5th October 2011
AnotherWorld wanted a complete JNKPlat history page thing, but found my old page a little (3 years?!) out of date.
Today, I updated it, and added some nice inbetweeny bits.
I give you, The History of JNKPlat!
4th October 2011
If you've been paying attention to this blog, or my Tweets, you'll have probably noticed a strange increase in Hat mentions, with no real purpose.
Around about Day 3 of NeonPlat Adventure coding, I realised the need to do something new with the spheres.
The Ice-thing would freeze a baddy, and then you could smash it.
If that was all that the spheres did, then they'd be nothing special.
3rd October 2011
Back to NeonPlat Adventures today, and I spent a good 6 hours doodling away in Paintshop Pro, trying to get some nice new graphics for the game sorted.
In all that time, I managed to draw (and integrate) 2 new World Themes, and 2 new Baddies.
6 hours for THAT?!
2nd October 2011
On September 30th, I had one game to cope with.
Today I was juggling 4!!
2nd October 2011
One at a time.
Get the task done, finish the game entirely, move onto the next.
Our current task is NeonPlat Adventures.
Let's see how much I added today..
30th September 2011
NeonPlat Stats So Far
Throwables : 3 (still the same 3!?)
Objects : 8
Baddies : 9
26th September 2011
Had another Migraine day, today, and thus managed to accomplish bog all.
'tis a bit of a downpoint, considering how productive I've been over the past couple of weeks, but I pretty much ended up reading forums, messing about on Twitter, and.. .. Relaxing a bit.
Because, apparently that's important, even when you're kicking ass making a really great platformer. Go figure!
25th September 2011
Apologies for the lack of daily blog/rant lately. Work schedule is crazy, sleep schedule is crazy, and AGameAWeek schedule is also all messed up.
Well... I say that..
23rd September 2011
A quick and simple Boulderdash clone, written using PlayMyCode.com
PlayMyCode games no longer work
Reason : I asked for PMC-Based Boulderdash clones in this week's Socoder Newsletter, so figured I'd best do one, just incase nobody else did..
If you make one, let me know!
21st September 2011
Over a year and a half ago, I made a Music Framework thing to go in my BlitzMax framework.
It achieved a fairly modest passable amount of music, and was used in both JNKPlat2010 and NeonPlat2.
I stick in a few melodies, it goes twiddle-dee-dee, and out pops a bunch of pseudo random music.
20th September 2011
The Demo, already!!!?
This is nice and playable, so I thought I'd spout out a nice demo for everyone.
20th September 2011
19th September 2011
Another day, and still lots of back-n-forth on NeonPlat decisions.
There's a lot of gameplay emerging, and it'll be fun trying to pull it all off.
Even without a working editor, and still having everything be pseudo random, things are playable, enemy are spawning, and NeonPlat keeps enjoying himself!
19th September 2011
Much as I expected, the initial burst of NeonPlat Adventure building, has now dropped to a stupidly slow rate.
I'm currently flicking through all the possibilities for standard baddies, and super-evil-mega-boss baddies.
Will the boss baddies be entirely seperate entities?
Or will they, like previous NeonPlat games, be the same baddies, but megasized!?
16th September 2011
I've been mulling over this post for a few days, now, but the guy at work mentioned them being super cheap, and I found myself in a more pressed position.
Would I, or wouldn't I?
14th September 2011
For the past few weeks, I've gotten myself into a schedule on Wednesdays.
Worklog posting on Socoder,
iDev on the Mac,
and now NNI Game of the Week, too.
13th September 2011
Make a Font
Add a Baddy
How much of the plan did I manage to actually bother to do?!?
12th September 2011
<img src="http://AGameAWeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/platneonplat.png" alt="" title="platneonplat" width="128" height="64" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1847" />
Platdude vs NeonPlat
11th September 2011
Fuck game developers, and Fuck their publishers, too..
9th September 2011
My boss is about to go on his hols, and I'm more or less at a nice "Not too much" level of codey work.
7th September 2011
Sheep Goes Left now has two versions of it's soundtrack!
<a href="http://bitly.com/SGL_OST">Disc One</a> : The iOS Soundtrack : 20 tracks, plus the opening jingle!
<a href="http://bitly.com/SGL_OST_MOD">Disc Two</a> : The DS Homebrew Soundtrack : 20 tracks, all rearranged into little mods, then oddly upscaled back to MP3s to be playable at www.archive.org!.
6th September 2011
Tonights blog is sickeningly self-congratulatory
<a href="http://AGameAWeek.com/GameList.php">The Jay Archive</a> total now says a whopping 260 games!
Is it True?!
5th September 2011
Sorry folks, kinda ran out of oomph again, there!
Now, Where were we?
2nd September 2011
Something's been annoying me, lately.
I've known what it is, but no matter how I wrangle the numbers in my head, it just doesn't seem to work out.
So, apologies to all, but I'm going to have that well earned rest, whether my schedule accepts it or not..