Games and What’s Going On

Heyall. So it has been almost three months since I last posted here? Ouch… Here’s what’s new.

Though I started the game just about a year ago, “Space Fight” development is on a bit of a break. It’s an ambitious project and for a guy like me who has never made a big ambitious project, it’s a lot of work. And since a lot of work takes a lot of time, my wife suggested maybe I should get something smaller out quicker (insert that’s what she said joke here). So in the meantime I’m learning how to develop for the Android platform with the book Beginning Android Games. My wife and I brainstormed what we think may be a fun little game for touch screens so I’ll be making a small game for Android before moving on to the bigger more ambitious projects.

Kev Glass has started to flip my world upside down now with his HTML5 version of Legends of Yore! He has written the game in Java and compiled it into Javascript using GWT and the canvas widget. How cool is that? It’s significant for me as I was going to look into HTML5 game development but it appears that now you can just code your game using Java2D and have it compiled into Javascript and runnable on all manner of platforms (iPhone, Android, WebOS, PC, etc) right away.

I suppose the best course of action may be to finish Space Fight in it’s current framework and worry about porting it over to Java2D later. But first I learn Android development!

One Response to “Games and What’s Going On”

  1. Dave says:

    Spam comment here — haha

    “Heyall. So it has been almost three months since I last posted here? Ouch… Here’s what’s new.”

    That’s what happens when you’re a dad 🙂

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