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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October 12th, 2012

Introducing Flashdeck Preview for Windows 8

I have started work on Flashdeck Preview for the Windows 8 Store. Why the ‘Preview’ part of the name? Windows 8 is a new platform and I’m a new developer for it, so I have decided to make it clear in the name that this is an early concept of the app and at initial release will not be as full featured as the Windows Phone 7 version. Before Windows 8 general availability I hope to have at least the base features of the app working well and available in the Store. This would be the ability to add cards/decks, and then view, edit and delete them. I also hope to have a settings page, and the ability to search through your decks via the Windows 8 charms bar. MORE

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October 9th, 2012

The return of Uncle Mike's Recursive Prolog Party

Three Thing Game time has rolled round again! We didn’t get to compete in the semester one competition last year as it filled up really quickly. This year we were one of the first groups to sign up. Taking inspiration from Google’s ‘did you mean recursion?’ joke, we’re naming our team Did You Mean “Uncle Mike’s Recursive Prolog Party”? as a joke on repeating last year’s name. The team consists of me, Danny Brown and Nick Case, minus Shaun this time. I think we’ve learned a lot from last time about planning and organisation, and also about programming from the last months of Uni and over the summer. Odds of success are much higher so watch out other teams ;) MORE

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