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  16th July, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I set Sheep Goes Left as free for a nice big long happy weekend stroll.
During this time, the reviewers (or is there just Stu doing it?!) at Free App Hero decided to write a nice big review of the little fella.

Look inside for the complete review, then grab the Free App Hero app, to find more fantastic free apps.
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  15th July, 2011
Don't you hate it when you plan to do about 3/4 things in a day, but the first thing inexplicably takes about 4 hours..

FFS!
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  15th July, 2011
As much as this is still technically playable, I wouldn't consider this to be finished.
It started off well enough, built up ok, but then kinda got a bit dull and boring.
Then I couldn't be bothered fixing the "Gets Stuck" issue.

.. meh..
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  14th July, 2011
I was really hoping to start on Socoder today.
I kinda promised myself I'd get shifting on that, on Thursday.
Unfortunately, I'm at that "Must Finish!!!" stage doing Daisy Chains, and I'm finding it really difficult to pull myself away from it, both as a developer, and more annoyingly, as a player.

Anyhoo, here's the trailer.
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  14th July, 2011
Because EVERY game collection needs a Golf game.
If Cascade 50 can do it, I HAVE to do it!!Read More
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  13th July, 2011
Part of the reason for making a generic reusable frontend for my games is that I can't stand doing logos!
The things annoy me.
They have to be "just" right, and each game needs to be done differently.

A simple text "Name of Game" does me just fine!
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  12th July, 2011
I woke up bright and early, planning to get a whole load done on my DaisyChains game, today.
I started the day by installing iOS5 v3. This was a bad idea.

It took me about 2 hours to get everything installed, reinstall XCode, get the new iOS5v3 iPod and Xcode working together, and then wait for all the apps to pop back onto the iPod.
*grr*
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  12th July, 2011
Lately I've done a half-a-dozen games where the main player must go left.
I've decided to take a break from that, and made a super-imaginative new plan.

In today's game, the player goes right!Read More
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  11th July, 2011
A game? Again?
Yup! Made a nice little mazey thing, where you have to trek around a random maze. The maze isn't hard, but it's one of those nice "harder if you don't do it right!" style of things that I have a knack of making.
Not sure why I keep doing those!
I just seem to like their insane difficulty!

Perhaps, in reality, my games are actually really really piss easy, and it's just me that keeps playing them wrong!?
*shrugs*
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  11th July, 2011
A simple little maze game.
Guide "Generic 8-bit chr #3" to grab all the little gems.
You can't step on two same-coloured tiles one after the other, and try not to crumble the floors or that'll kill you, too..
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  10th July, 2011
I've always found Flash slightly more complicated than it needs to be.
For a few years I attempted to learn various versions of the official Flash demoes, and SoThink's 900% cheaper clone. They were ok, but they weren't designed for coders. Flash was an artist's tool, with tweening and vector graphics and all that other none-codery stuff.Read More
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  10th July, 2011
A simple Breakout game with only one level.

Taking the "Keep it in play" scoring method from Centipong, I've tried to make it so that clearing the first level in breakout doesn't always result in exactly the same damn score every single feckin' time. .. That ALWAYS pissed me off!
So, keep the balls juggling to super-combo your score, and see how many points you can manage from just one wall.
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Views 4, Upvotes 0, 10th July, 2011
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  9th July, 2011
As with most Saturdays, I've done naff all, today.
In my iOS game, I tweaked a few sprites, changed a couple of settings, and added extra lives.
But other than that, I've sat about, relaxed, watched some telly, and then did my long shift at work.

Nothing to report.
Saturdays are dull!

Views 1, Upvotes 0, 9th July, 2011
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  8th July, 2011
Got the Google Plus thing today and spent about an hour or so playing about with it's features.
Twitter Lists seems the closest thing to it, in that you follow people, separate them into different groups, then flick through the groups to read/interact.
Unlike Twitter Lists, though, here the grouping works both ways.. Now I could happily clump a bunch of iOS reviewers into a single group and quickly fire off a PR'ish spam bucket to all of 'em at once, without pissing off all my regular "we want chat, not spammy spam crap" followers.
This is good!!!

It will probably lead to more spam-followers than Twitter.
Pants...
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  8th July, 2011
A simple little game about running around and eating pellets as they fall.
yeay!
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  7th July, 2011
Another week given away to my body's desire to make me be a lazy git!
I'd happily allow it, if I wasn't so damned busy!
Tonight, after a week of doing nothing, I now need to write a blog, write a newsletter, and then wake up and write another game..!
Thanks for that, Mr Migraine!!

So, what's been happening today, then?
Well, first off I wrote Space Battles, which is another bog standard minigame thing.
Baddies, bullets, shooty shooty bang bang.

I initially wanted to do a mouse based Horizontal Shooter type thing, but couldn't think of a way to avoid errant "not inside the game's playarea" clicks. I might play about with some options for that, see where it leads, but it's hard enough doing it with a Windowed game, never mind a browser based one!

Still, the game turned out nicely, and was scraped together in about 2 hours. Mmmm luvly!

I tried to do a bit of a new AL choon today, too, but nothing appeared.
I'm hoping I've not already run out of music-abilities! Uhoh!! Might be going back to scrounging stuff from incompetech again!! (not that that's necessarily a bad thing!)

Additionally, I finally managed to get back into the iDev swing, today, too. Been kinda productive, today, really
I hopped back to the ant game, made a couple of differences for ants, got the "Game Over" thing working, and even added a couple of new sound effects.
If I can get back my ALMojo, I'll see about adding a nice title/ingame thing tomorrow.

Video?! Not yet, maybe later...!

Next up : I gotta go write the newsletter...!!
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  7th July, 2011
A nice simple horizontal shooter game with a lot of bullets.
*shrugs*

Still, better than the past few day's games, eh!?
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  6th July, 2011
I currently seem to be lasting in 2 hour sessions at the minute.
An hour of wide-awake, followed by an hour of drowsy half asleep nonsense.
That's the followed by a 2 hour nap, and then the cycle restarts with me desperately trying to claw as much stuff into my wide-awake hour as I can before I start to fall asleep again.
SUX!
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Views 6, Upvotes 0, 6th July, 2011
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  5th July, 2011
I've suffered with migraines my whole life, so whenever one attacks, I can usually get rid of it by about mid-afternoon.
The basic motions are as follows.

Step 1. Paracetamol.
Nothing stronger, since I've taught my body to control the migraines so well.
Plus, if I DO take anything stronger, bad head waveyness occurs!!

Step 2. Dark Room.
A general tip from anyone. Lights out. Curtains shut. Close out the world.

Step 3. Comedy.
This one's a little unorthodox, I'll give you that, but I've always found that rewatching a classic comedy is good for keeping your spirits up.
Red Dwarf, Corner Gas, Friends, Frasier..
The good re-watchables.
They tend to help.

Step 4. Bed.
Rest, Sleep, Relax, Migraine Be Gone.. hurray!
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  3rd July, 2011
Woke up with a migraine, so.. um.. yeah!

Game inside!
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Views 0, Upvotes 0, 3rd July, 2011
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