I have written a tutorial that discusses the design and implementation of the classic game Snake.
The Scratch project file can be found here:
The written tutorial can be found here:
I’m working on a Real Time Strategy game for Air Console. I’m working out the gameplay mechanics before deciding on the theme. There will be a map of nodes with links between them on the screen and players will control the nodes with their personal device and use them to attack other player’s nodes. Each player will see the data on the nodes they control on their controller and any ongoing battles will be displayed on the big screen.
I have started work on the map generation:
The map is a set of nodes with links between them. Nodes can attack other nodes if they are linked. Right now 2 planets are linked together if there are no other planets between them. In future versions I will add more complicated rules to link planets and try to position the planets so they look less like they’re on a grid.
I am currently working on a game for Air Console. It’s a cool platform for local multiplayer web games.
So far most of my time has been spent experimenting with HTML5 game frameworks. For this project I have settled on the CreateJS suite. It seems to be functional, minimal and up to date.
The article features my new favourite piece of technical jargon: Self-executing anonymous function. It’s a phrase that would strike terror in a student’s heart if it appeared at the top of a lecture slide.
AirConsole allows for local multi-player in web games. On a big screen you connect your browser to the AirConsole site and then multiple players can connect their phones or tablets and use them as controllers.
I love local multiplayer games and AirConsole makes it really easy to get a party game going as everyone generally has a phone in their pocket to use as a controller. There’s more info on the AirConsole site:
I’ve started work on a project with AirConsole. I’ve set up my dev environment and got a Hello World program created using a tutorial from Phaser:
You can try the Hello World yourself using my site here:http://www.airconsole.com/?http=1#https://www.goshdarngames.com/airconsole/helloworld/
Trying out some new ideas involving golf balls and dynamite!
Keep an eye on the dev-log here:
Check out the social media options to the right if you want to be informed of progress.
I have written a tutorial that explains how to set up a USB Xbox 360 Dance Mat to work with Windows 10.
Find the tutorial here:
it’s great for games like Step Mania
Maybe in future I’ll make a game designed with dance mats in mind!
I have written a tutorial that explains how to keep all objects within a circle like I did with Spacebomb.