Gaming Your Way

May contain nuts.

When was my last post exactly?

So I guess a month or so has passed without a word from me, which either means I haven't got something to say or lost interest or something else.

Well, a bit of everything. This year has been a real let down in terms of games, Squize outnumbered me in terms of finished games by far, so what have I done at all?

First the official conversion I've been doing for gimme 5 still isn't really gold (still waiting for the level swapping stuff), which was or still is quite a letdown and has killed a good deal of the motivation I had put into a game of my own otherwise.

Then there were quite a lot flash based applications (not the stuff to write about here) and some .NET based backend stuff.

Oh and I've been doing a heavy "quick fix" session for Ubisoft (yes, that Ubisoft), which ment 3 weeks of 16h days to fix 3 flash games and write a menu in 3 languages (regular readers might find my post related to this) ... I still have to rewrite the third one, but that's another story.
We haven't been involved in the design, but it was quite a lesson for me to make them work at all (read: I got some half fininshed games and a very tight deadline).
If you're eager to take a look ... do it here: Handigo The Game - Ubisoft (first one on the right).

After all that I decided to have a quite long holiday now and start on a game that has been floating around my mind in varoius designs for quite a while now (I did mention that "unfinished" games like my CC port are big motivation killers?).

I doubt I'll do daily updates like Squize, so for now you just get the name (and static screenie of the menu):

(Oh, and did you notice the "Medals"? While writing on Calisto Eclipse I'm setting up something nice for us all ... more to come later :) )

Back to coding now (finally), nGFX

Comments (7) -

  • tonypa

    12/16/2008 2:39:03 PM |

    I noticed medals in Squize's X++ game too. Looks like everyone wants those for this Christmas :)

  • Jeff Fulton

    12/16/2008 4:10:24 PM |

    I noticed that  the Ubisoft games are for a very important cause. It seems like a lot of work to finish 3 incomplete games, but they turned out pretty good in the end.

  • nGFX

    12/16/2008 5:55:47 PM |

    Hi Tony, yep. And I'm proud to say that, when everything turns out like we want, you can have some too.

    Jeff, yep, let's say it was a good deal of rewriting involved (plus adding support for the 3 languages, which was a real nasty pain in the back)


  • nGFX

    12/17/2008 8:56:34 AM |

    get me on ICQ and you get some dirty details that aren't meant to go public yet :)


  • Vex

    12/17/2008 12:04:04 PM |

    I think you've missed out the 'c' in the Eclipse on the title screen... Still looks nice though..

  • nGFX

    12/17/2008 2:33:05 PM |

    yep, thx Vex, noticed as soon as I had uploaded the image ... but was too lazy to update it.


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