Archive for the‘General Chit Chat’
Still alive, just keeping busy since the relocation to Sydney.
Here’s a quick clip of something I’ve put together for an internal Visual Jazz Exhibiton:
Unity + C# scripts (okay so the holding script needs a little work!). OpenNi/Nite drivers, 3ds model rigging.
I’ve progressed enough with my own little framework to produce a 20+ level game built on the Windows Phone 7 XNA framework. It’s essentially just a technical test that I’ve rolled in to game (a mighty challenging pixel perfect jump game at that!).
I still have some small refinements and tweaks to polish it up but be sure to check out “The Unoriginal Platformer” on the Windows Phone Marketplace soon!
A slightly longer vid of the game coming up after the break as per usual:
I’m a little slow posting this, as some may have already seen from the ActiveTuts+ news post that I have recently joined the the ActiveTuts+ team as a staff writer!
I’m really excited at being able to contribute to such a great team that provide high quality tutorials and tips to the developer community. I’m going to be covering ActionScript 3 as usual but we’re hoping to be covering a series of Windows Phone 7 based tutorials very soon as I’m still developing with and absolutely love the SDK.
I’ve just completed a tutorial on the HYPE framework similar to the one I wrote for Computer Arts mag over Christmas but with the extra space I have I was able to explain the details of the framework in a lot more depth. I’ll post a link when it’s added to their website so feel free to have a butchers!
ps. Windows Phone 7 update coming very soon :)
I’ve been continuing with an implementation of a tile-based platform game on the Windows Phone 7 using XNA. I’m also really enjoying building on my own framework extending XNA, it’s really nice having to revisit the basics by implement your own sprite sheets / scroll rects for animating etc.
Following the break is a quick demo SWF (I really need to stop using Jing for screen recording) showing the map editor and movement in use.
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Ooooh exciting times indeed! This is slightly belated as it’s just one manic rush here but I really wanted to post a quick update on the Australia front. The short of it is, I’m going, bloody quickly too!
I’ve recently been asked to perform a three day training course for the folks at Cyfle. We covered three subjects in all, Augmented Reality with Flash. HTML and CSS for the second day and then an intensive course on building iPhone, iPad and Android applications using Appcelerator Titanium. It was a great experience and hopefully something I’ll follow up before the move to OZ!