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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October 26th, 2012

'Fighting, Toast, Party' Thing Game

We got our three words on Monday at the Three Thing Game auction. We had £500 of  ’worhtless cash’ to bid on words but we never won anything and all our words were chosen randomly instead. We got Fighting, Toast and Party. An interesting combination, I can’t really say anything about the game yet as it’s a secret until the 24h developing session. MORE

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