I lost my voice a couple weeks ago, after a very heavy development weekend, and it took a couple outings with friends and a very interesting podcast by Stephen Fry to get me back on my feet. This is of course along side my coursework. I just completed a summary of a possible screenplay that i am currently working through having to do with Project White. It is proving to be quite extravagant and although it had to change a lot to be able to be movie directed i am proud of it.
In other news the matinee tutorial is being scrapped. The truth is, its really not as complicated as people are making it out to be, and 3dBuzz has already covered it far better than i can. The only catch is that you will hook the level loaded event into the playing of your matinee. It is really that simple. If you don’t believe me you can surely open up my intro game and give it a look over =)
I think the flash month is a bit early in the making as i am just now getting back into flash. I will probably be revisiting it later in the year, but for this month i am forecasting the other couple tutorials (Distribution, Your First Game Mode) and then i will be looking forward. My team has lost its lead coder so i will be running both jobs pretty closely once i catch my breath. Our team is still in high spirits regardless, but it will be better once i get my response post mortem completed.
Over the last couple weeks lots of opportunities have presented themselves, and a commitment came to fruition. My team has brought themselves together to release Project: White. It is now publicly available and you should certainly check it out. We are looking forward to your thoughts and suggestions, with baited breath.
I will probably be moving to something more interesting, the theme for this month is going to be Adobe Flash and the fantastic things you can do with it. Primarily I’ll be discussing the possibilities of games in the Flash world, and maybe even developing a couple. I think that would be fun, now that I own Flash again.
It has been a good day and I’d like to send a quick shout out to my newest buddy – Wil Andrade – A fellow Game Developer that I nearly worked alongside over this weekend. If it weren’t for my own commitments I would have lost all the sleep he did. Give his broken game a once over and congratulate him.
In closing I would like to mention Windows Live Writer. I have been using it to help cut down on the actual time spent trying to author these posts, and I have been pleasantly surprised with its performance. I suggest it to all of you. The only thing that is sub standard is its spell checker. As far as I can tell though, this is something that will be updated in coming weeks. Oh and its previews are sub-par as well.
I would like to welcome you all to the inaugural meeting of demos.gneu.org! This day is the first of many that will allow you all to contribute to my site in a manner that keeps you nerds from having to put your necks out and actually be noticed. Email me suggestions about what you would like to see demos of and I will do it, simple as that. If the requests become too numerous ill start a queue and put them up for a vote. As with everything GNEU, I plan to write tutorials for all of the things I pull together.
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