Friday, January 28, 2011

Game Jam

Well, we are off to the 2011 Global Game Jam in Griffith College.

If you are not familiar with the concept the basic idea is that all over the world, folk get a theme and make a game. The development happens over 48 hours and at the end all the teams upload their games and go to sleep.

We just had an intensive week of idea generation and creativity in college so it is the perfect time to hit something like this.

I shall attempt to do semi regular updates on how are game is progressing, here and on facebook.

Wish us luck!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Well Christmas is well and truly over and it is time to get back to work.

The first task, developing a simple arcade game in HTML 5.

To begin with I am following this tutorial, which involves building a Doodle Jump style game. My plan it to take these leanings and create a homage to my other favourite quick hit iPhone game, Canabalt.

I am not used to working purely in code. All my experience so far has been with visual tools like Flash, Unity and Unreal. It is quite a different experience. My hope it that it will be good prep for next semesters Game Engine Programming module.