December 21st, 2012

Appy Christmas in London

On Monday and Tuesday this week I was invited down to Modern Jago in London for Microsoft’s Appy Christmas event. It was a relaxed workshop to hear some presentations about Windows 8 app design and develop your own apps to submit to the Store. I had a lot of fun, even though it was tiring having early starts and we walked around London a lot on the second day. The event was well catered with lots of crisps, coke and pizza - and some alcamahol on Monday night :D MORE

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December 7th, 2012

My orrery is trippin'

I’ve made lots of progress on my JavaScript orrery coursework for the 2D Graphics module. I only have a few more features to add now, unfortunately some of them are the big ones like koch snowflake and gravity simulation. MORE

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November 29th, 2012

Windows 8 Developer account verified at last!

Apparently it was a known fault and was being fixed. It took them a few weeks (seems a long time to me) but it has finally been addressed and I can now submit apps to the Windows 8 Store. I have canceled the previous submission of Flashdeck as I wasn’t happy with the file system in-place. I believe I have found a solution and will try to implement it in the coming days but I have a lot of Uni work to do as well still. MORE

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November 7th, 2012

A JavaScript Orrery

Anyway, I have all the planets orbiting around the sun at different speeds. You can speed up and slow down time, even reverse it which is fun. I’ve also added the ability to zoom in and out and navigate around. There is still a lot to do to meet the spec, such as different drawing modes and gravity simulation which sounds difficult. MORE

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October 30th, 2012

Three Thing Game and TOAST epilogue

Our three things were ‘fighting, toast, party’. Even before we got them Nick had an idea for a Geometry Wars style space shooter for Windows Phone 7. I liked the idea and along with Danny we tried to get words to fit the style of game we wanted. We unfortunately lost the word Atomic to another team and there were no space related words coming up in the draw so eventually all our words were random. We still wanted to do a space shooter game so we worked the words into the game. Danny came up with the idea to have toast be an acronym for ‘Total Obliteration And Space Travel’ which worked perfectly. MORE

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