So I put together a new game, I’ve titled it ‘Platform diver‘. There’s six levels but the levels are created by a fairly simple json file system so if people enjoy it I may make more.
Use the arrow key to move Nemo. The space bar to jump. Help him reach his working depth for each level (listed on the left side of the screen) and then climb back to the boat to complete that level.
You can pick up tools (wrench) to score points and look for power-ups that heal Nemo if he has been hurt.
You’ll need to avoid the sealife as it can hurt Nemo and cause him to plummet to the depths. If he goes below the assigned working depth you’ll start to lose points so hurry back up.
If Nemo spends too long at depth you’ll need to stop for decompression at 60 feet before returning to the surface.
-Watch for alerts on your dive monitor(left side of screen) and the big decompression bar that appears when you reach 60 feet, if decompression is required.
If Nemo goes up before he is decompressed, he may suffer injury. So be careful!
Play Platform Diver now!
While I’ve been keeping busy with school work there’s still been time for my new hobby; Ingress. For those of you who haven’t run into Ingress its a game from Niantic, the makers of Pokemon go. It’s actually been around for several years and the location data is what they used to create the pokestops and gyms. I started playing last year and it was Christmas eve when several of us gathered together to create a massive Christmas star over the city of Bakersfield that I really got into the game. Something about being able to play as a team was very appealing. Since then I’ve been playing regularly and have even joined in some out of town trips to Anaheim (there’s a lot of portals there).
It’s a fun hobby and I look forward to playing for some time to come.
In case you were wondering how I went about creating my poker game, I’ve written a complete tutorial
on another simple card game, blackjack
You can read through it here
and there’s a zip file to download that contains the files used and a small run-able example.
Any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to let me know and If you make something cool be sure and let me know.
As mentioned , I’ve been playing around with programing this summer and completed one project, still got a couple of others I’m working on. Anyway, the one I finished is a simple card game I wrote in C# using visual studio for windows pc’s. Requires .net 4.0. I’ve tested it on windows 7, 8.1 and 10 and seems to work fine let me know if you enjoy it or run into any problems running it.
Since this is my first windows program any feedback is appreciated and I expect there will be some problems, but hopefully nothing major.
The cards are all custom, original designs I created.
Sci-Fi Lizard and rider
- Sci-Fi Lizard and rider
I spent the last weekend laying about the house trying to shake off a cold that I seem to have come down with. So since I didn’t want to go out and make anyone else sick taking new pictures was out but since schools out I didn’t have homework to keep me busy so I started browsing through my photos and came up with this Sci-Fi lizard collage.
It’s actually a little more complex then it may appear at first glance(final file was a 200mb psd) I started out with a landscape shot I took at Arches at sunrise
I decided I wanted a more rugged terrain though so I added some peaks I shot over near pinnacles national monument
Pinnacles National Monument
I wanted a little more Sci-Fi feel so I added a moon picture I took along the American river
Moonrise on the American river
Of course for a sci-fi feel what could be better then a classic looking rocket ship like this one I spotted at Maker faire
Maker Faire rocket ship
Next up I added a lizard, I decided to use one that looked like someone could be riding him and this one from the Sacramento reptile expo looked perfect.
Finally I needed a model for the rider, I had a shoot of model Kat
but the only shot I had of her seated in the correct pose was in a swimsuit and bare feet, so I painted some boots for her.
I placed all the separate elements on different layers in photoshop so I could blend them using layer masks, then painted in shading.
lastly I tweaked the color to give it a more other worldly look and applied a painting effect.
Voila Sci-fi lizard rider.