First this is a very very very very long time since I post, but I was really busy and still busy but now less busy than before.
The reason I was away was due to army first I was away for 50 days in my training camp then when I returned I go everyday from 5:00 am and return home at 6:00 pm working for army so I reach home tired and go for sleep directly or see a movie and sleep.
No big deals and what make it worse for me that I am have collegue post graduate studies and I was having exams and I didnt study well because of the army.
Sorry for not posting from long time :S But I am too busy these days as at the morning I had a 2 weeks military training :S which is so bad and hard on me.
And at night I had to work on my Graduation Project which is changed to fit with my interests (this change happens by luck :D)
Now my GP (Graduation Project) will be an RPG Online Arena game 🙂 it will be looks like DOTA but in my friends prespective 🙂
I am sorry for not updating so often so I have some old and new news 😀
Today Networks exam passed safety 🙂 Wow thats really cool 🙂 with no injuries 🙂
I had some small news 🙂 for you all 🙂
I dont know if somebody know that or what but I made a twitter rss feed from my twitter profile if anyone intersted to follow me 🙂 here is a link to my twitter link
Last thing Game Make Blog is holding a contest where you design a icons and logo for them.
It is required to design
The next couple of days may suffer from lack of updates due to my exams 🙂 as I just going to start at next sunday 🙂
But there are some awesome news that I dont want to miss and dont tell you about it 🙂
First piece of news is about VVVVVV game that awesome game has been released by time 🙂 I tried the demo its freakin awesome 🙂 you must pick a full copy fast 🙂 here is a link where you can grab a full copy for 15$ (I think because the website only shows how much it cost in egyptian pounds due to I am from Egypt :)) or try the demo 🙂 but really freakin awesome 🙂
This is a small piece of news 🙂 Chevy Ray (the creator of Skull Pogo and Beacon and lots of other games) have today released his flash library called FlashPunk (which I will learn how to use it to make flash games :))
It was designed to work with FlashDevelop and not Adobe Flash
Go now and try it 🙂 it looks promising 🙂 and I am so excited for using it 🙂
Thats all for now 🙂
Here is the video 🙂
Also There are lots of cool videos for the game of the year and one of the best shows I love to see is the ByteJacker show and yesterday show was awesome it contain top 10 indiegames in 2009 see that video its nice 🙂
Another amazing news VVVVVV game will be released on 10 Jan this year with price of 15$ 🙂 It deserve it and you must go and pick it 🙂 there will be a demo to try 🙂
A very delightful news I just saw YoYoGames have started new Compo for the new year.
The theme of the compo is to make a game for handheld device using GM7 or GM8
Compo Rules (Copied from YoYoGlog)
- Your Game must be less than 10MB (uncompressed)EXE only…NO ZIP files.
- Maximum Screen Size 480X272
- No DLLs or other extension packages can be used.
- No Installation packages.
- No use of the registry.
- Game Controls must use cursor keys and space-bar only, escape to quit
- Game Maker versions 7 or 8 only
- All games must be tagged “Competition” and “05″
- Contest finishes March 30th 2010 at Midnight GMT
More info go to this link
I will particpate in the compo with a new game (the game idea was developed for RoboSquid Contest but I didn’t start on it at all as I was too busy)
Yesterday I started making a platform engine so as to use it in my future games where this game will be one of them and Alexitrón (The designer of lots of amazing games such as The Power) told me that he will help me in level designing as I am horrible at it. (I am so happy when I knew that Alex will help me 🙂 )
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas 🙂 Hoping that everybody enjoying his vacation 🙂
I just found a new compo for the new year made by ClickTeam (The Company that made MMF2(The tool used in making lots of famous games example: Kyntt Stories)) This compo have lots of amazing prizes
- Multimedia Fusion 2 Developer or $369 via PayPal – quantity: 1
- 1 GB 3.1 megapixel Mini digital video camera – quantity: 1
- 1 GB MP3/Multimedia Entertainment Player – quantity: 1
- 1 Year of Standard Web Hosting from http://www.atomicpages.net/ – quantity: 2
- Clickteam Hats – quantity: 5
The contest named 20 Event Contest 🙂 where you must make a game having no more than 20 events and in each event contain no more than 4 conditions (I think)
It sounds strange but I think the prizes are cool 🙂 The deadline is till 14 February 2010.
You maynot understand why bad news ?? Thats easy because it is not really a game its learning game to learn what is called resolution principle a logical principal to solve logical problems.The game team was large 20 persons divided to lots of things. Although we were large but we dont work alot on this game as we were too busy in lots of other projects.
The game is finally done (without sounds or music) I was assigned me and two others to make the game graphics using XNA studio.
I draw the whole charcter set and make the design of the GUI code and classes in C# and make the integrate everything of the GUI and help in final integration in the game.
Second is Part two of Assemblee Compo is now running where lots of graphical asset can be found here is a link contain all the graphical asset in the game so for more info about the compo you can get to the site through this link 🙂 for getting all graphical asset and other music and sound sfx take alook at this link too.
Other news about GameMaker and YoYoGames the new GM8 logo will not be changed any more as Sandy said and here is the latest version of it (In my view the orginal logo have more professional look than that but doesnt describe GameMaker at all)