A brand new game
for Windows, HTML5, iPhone, Android TV and more,
24th May, 2018
Added a bit of greenery to the background, this morning, but had to rejig a bit of the 3DS's code so that the scaled-up sprites looked nice and "Nearest Neighbour", instead of .. Like they did an hour ago!!
Pixel scaling FTW!
I'm going to have to add a trail to the player, though. It's extremely easy to lose track of where you are, when it all gets hectic.
But, yeah, looking good
23rd May, 2018
There's a nice new pool game available on iOS by @helvetica called Pocket Run Pool. (.com)
People keep asking me on Twitter what it's like, because apparently I'm some sort of super-picky gamer when it comes to Pool games.
My thoughts are that it's a really nice and fully formed "Ball" engine, that feel superb, and doesn't have of the annoying things that I usually tend to pick at when playing a Pool game.
It's almost as if @helvetica's been reading my many rants about rubbish Pool game issues, and has built his game up to avoid many of those bugbears.
View on YouTube
The game isn't "Proper Pool", it's more of an "Arcade Game based on Pool", in that you try to earn as many points as you can using the various onscreen numbers.
You have lives and a score counter, and things add up based on pocket-based bonuses.
It's really quite a nice game, and a nice set of physics, and I'd highly recommend it.
Go pot some!
21st July, 2009
Nice and big, specifically in the title, so as not to get ANYONE excited!
I will be VERY surprised if anyone gives a rats ass about this week's .. um.. "game".. but here it is anyway.
"Made for my cookie", although it's not a cookie anymore.. it's a viewty.. this J2ME Java App will allow you to play along with a real-world game of scrabble.
See, lately I've been playing a LOT of Scrabble.
I bought a ??40 "Scrabble 60th Anniversary Edition" set, thinking it's be all nice and lovely.
Here are my list of complaints about that board game.
1) Everything is made from a nice transparent green coloured plastic. Means the board, the racks, the tiles and everything looks fantastic.
BUT.. You put the tiles in the rack, and if you look hard enough, you can usually figure out what tiles the other player has.
FFS!! Could they not have foreseen that!!
2) The bag, for whatever bizarre reason, has the drawstring on the INSIDE of the bag.
This means that you consistently have to fight with the drawstring whilst trying to dig out a letter or two.
FFS!! Could they not have foreseen that, either!!
3) When I've paid fourty bloody quid for a board game, I damn well expect it to include a bloody pencil, and a bloody pad of scoresheets, you cheap ass bunch of gits.
Well, here's one solution to that.
Tap the square, tap the letter, fill in the grid, score your words.
Currently only works for "Player 1" and "Player 2", and doesn't have an undo, so be careful what you're entering..
Also doesn't word-check, either.
But it will tot up the scores.
And if you tap on "Player 1" or "Player 2", you can see their per-word scorelist, which is nice.
You can Download Scrabble Scorepad here, and give it a whirl, so long as you have a touchscreen, J2ME compatible device.. !
Additionally, you can Buy the Collin's Scrabble Dictionary here, which I got the other day, and I must say it's very very good! Unlike the old "Scrabble Word Lists" books, this one is indeed a dictionary, so you can finally figure out wtf those random words actually mean!! A great buy, especially for the price.
23rd May, 2018
Blockman Gets "Something"
Three classic AGameAWeek games that I really think should exist on the 3DS, more than anything.
An Alien Deathmatch would be nice, too
8th December, 2009
Hurray! Neonplat!! T-Shirt!!! HAPPY!!
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21st May, 2018
Today's been a bit of a crazy day of maths, as I wrangled the numbers in order to get things to look vaguely accurate onscreen.
The player's no longer colliding with the floor correctly, but at least now the little squishable creatures are all behaving like they should.
Next to be added, a few powerups!
22nd May, 2018
I've spent roughly a decade working in multiple scales, resolutions and ratios.
I've dealt with Android, with it's 57,000 different possible resolutions. I've handled iOS with portrait/landscape orientations. I've coped with Windows with a bazillion different possible window sizes..
But 3DS, with one single screen resolution!?!
12th May, 2018
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21st May, 2018
A lovely salad for dinner, but a single slice of cheese was enough to kick off a killer migraine!
19th May, 2018
Can I get an entire game up and running in just a short couple of days?
Only one way to find out!!
20th May, 2018
All 3DS games have been recompiled, today, so they all now feature the most recent version of the framework, and are bundled into cia/3dsx packages.
Roland Eats a Stale Biscuit now has working music, On a Space Shooting Trail lets you fly further into deep space, and a couple of other minor fixes have been made along the way.
Enjoy, hacky folk!
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