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Busy Busy![lonely pixel news]

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

My posts have dwindled to nothing recently, it makes me sad. I’ve been busy with school as this semester has dumped a lot more work on my table than the previous. On a good note, I’ve FINALLY moved away from Game Maker. Don’t get me wrong, GM was a great learning tool and taught me the fundamentals of programming, but as I want to take making games seriously and eventually make it my careers, I’ve decided to move on.

At first, I dove into C++ as my programming classes at the university will be mainly C++ and I figured I’d get a head start. I worked through a couple tutorials but I found C++ to be quite overwhelming. I then checked out Java which I picked up fairly quickly and I was going to submit a text adventure game created in Java to the MiniLD last month but personal matters got in the way. Then I started looking into FlashPunk/FlashDevelop/AS3 and I think I’ve fallen in love. I’ve been playing with the Ogmo Editor which also makes things a lot easier. =] Plus by working with Flash, I can make my games available to anyone. Not to mention I can submit them to portals for moolah!

This also means I won’t be releasing my post-compo version of Voyage of Discovery. I thought it would be my last GM game but I’ve decided to leave it as the 48H LD entry it was meant to be.

I’d also like to point out how this blog has become a development blog rather than the ‘indie game awareness’ site I originally intended it to be. So if anyone’s reason for reading these posts were for the latter, check out the following: Frozen Synapse, Magicka, and Revenge of the Titans (Previously mentioned but there was a fat patch recently).

VVVV plus Minecraft Update

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment

No this isn’t about Terry Cavanagh’s recent hit, this is VVVV with four “v”s not six. VVVV is by Markus Persson, the creator of a game I had posted before, Minecraft. Persson is still working on Minecraft, but likes to take breaks to work on games for other contests and such. This remake contains all over VVVVVV features, but is a little more difficult than the original.

Update on Minecraft:

It’s still in alpha but the paid version “indev” has constant updates. I finally bought the game recently for 14.99 after feeling convinced this game would be much worth the money seeing that later on, it will be double the price. I found Minecraft when it first started, and honesty, it wasn’t much besides the basic game play. But now, it’s already grown to be so much more.