A Brief Update

November 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Man it has been a while…  Games, moving, work, the list goes on, but I don’t really want to blame them for my lack of effort.  On that note, I have been getting back into XNA, and even have written an article for a new XNA site since Ziggy has been slacking in getting his site back up in working condition.  The article I have written is on the subject of simple animated sprites.  It goes thru step by step on making a simple animate sprite first with an image per frame, to a simple class that uses a sprite sheet.  You can read the article on Sgt. Conker’s website, which is entitled Simple 2D Animated Sprite.

I am in the process of writing a series of articles on how to create a simple 2D Platform game.  Each part of the series will be hosted on Sgt. Conker’s website, and the first one is in the works.  I won’t spoil any of the juicy details, you can read them when they are posted.

Along with the articles, it has given me a fresh inspiration on the DPB contest I have going with Zedox… Hopefully it will be completed in time for our deadline, and then Zedox can TMB!

I will be posting progress on both my DPB game and the article series in the near future.  Till then, peace out~

 

Duo Platformer Barrage, Other side of the Story…

April 14, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Been slacking in updating but I have some news!  My friend Zedox and I are doing a 2D platformer contest against each other.  Our due date for this contest is around Jan 31st, 2010.  He has a few videos posted on his game already called, “Tears”… just like slicin onions I think… ;)  I do have one video up right now, and will be having another one up here shortly.  The working title of my platformer is called “Mischievous Adventures of Tricky.”  MAoT will pay homage to one of the best platformers I have ever played, “Conker’s Bad Fur Day.”  The current video I have is using a temporary character I rip’d from James Silva’s book.  More will come when I get the time to post.