Sunday, March 7, 2010

Big Balls of Gas

When the world sucks, I look up. Yes, its nerdy emo time. Things suck, but guess what? The earth still spins, the sun still burns, the stars and planets travel across the sky just as they've always done. All the unfair wrong things that happen on this little blue planet is just that, happening on the little blue blue planet. Of course, at the end of the day it isn't much consolation as everything that matters to us happens on earth, but sometimes its good for a little bit of perspective.

End nerdy emo time.

Here is another photoshop fart. It's the star, like the sun, converting its hydrogen into helium, doing its fusion thing.I'm not sure if I'm happy with it. It looks like the sun, warm and fuzzy and, well, yellow. What I want was more along the lines of this. Angry, violent, powerful, hot sun. I don't know if making it red would've accomplished that though. I suppose it needs more hot spots and sun flares. And I should probably lay off the blur tool. Perhaps the next appearance of a sun type star, I would have to be absorbed by a black hole? It must be impossible to make a star eating black hole warm and fuzzy right??

Friday, January 8, 2010

Connect Four - multiplayer!

Finally. Its far from being polished, but it lives!!
700+ lines of ugly, messy, obzokie, code. My original plan was neat, simple, organized, and very clean code. However, due to lack of examples, documentation, and understanding of actionscript 3 (that falls on me), I have this monstrous excuse of fake object oriented programming. Somewhere along the line, though, I stopped caring and just wanted to get it to work. And by god and batman, it works.
There are still quite a few kinks to work through, and the interface and graphics leave lots to be desired, this is probably not the final version. It's also not set up for anyone to play against each online yet, so here, for your pleasure, are screenshots.

Here we have the login screen. Our beta tester, the goddam batman is logging in. (Theres no password functionality yet)

Next is the chat screen, where you can banter with each other and see when users enter and leave. We also have the game room list as well, where you can add and create game rooms, where the actual game will be played. Spectators are allowed to watch (but thats a feature that will be added on later.)
Next god will create (since he likes to create things) a room. A window pops up and you can name your room and give it a password if you like (I don't think I finished that part properly either). As soon as god clicks "create", he will be transported to eden (the game room).
What we have no screen shot of, as I had a brain fart and forgot to take one, is of the game list in the chat screen that batman (the non game creator) would see. He would click on the game room name (in this case "eden"), and the game will then begin. The screenshot below is god's pov, waiting for batman to enter for the game to begin.Finally, the epic battle ensues and the winner is...
Like you didn't see that coming. It's the goddam batman for crying out loud. What the winner window should actually ask is if you want to restart or exit. Another thing on the list of fixes.

Overall however, I did enjoy making this. It's been a while since I actually had something consume me where I stayed up late fixing, woke up early tinkering, completely losing track of the time, ignoring everything from food to a cat gnawing at my foot. Fun times.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

why does no one love me god?

While testing, I had some fun.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Not so Massive Multiplayer Online (NSMMO)

Well i'm working on connect 4 and trying to get it into a multiplayer online game, logins, chats, the works. I had some issues (Im looking at you smartfoxserver), but I think I got the gist of it. I spent of the early hours of 2010 trying to get a chat to inform when a user enters and leaves a room. So far, its looking up to be a great year.

Here's a snap shot of my workspace, all wonderful 3360 x 1050 pixels of it. Notice, all the cool people from mozart to the the goddam batman are beta users. Yes, I amuse myself very much.

Monday, December 28, 2009

TSK - Remidi

Being that my profile picture is so awesome with awesome hair, a friend liked it so much she wanted a character modeled after it. This character, however, takes a little more care of her hair and has more fashion sense. Despite her saying that the current creature in my profile is wearing a laundry bag (dammit, its a cheap alternative to a trench coat!!), I finished the pic and was happy with the result. Sometimes I forget how much fun doodling is. ::cough three-doodlers cough::

Connect Four - part 2

Same as before, just with a winner check.
Tried to update graphics, but for some reason i forgot how to make smooth vectors and didn't feel like spending time on it. But it works, so yay.
Up next for connect four, perhaps, multiplayer online?






Sunday, December 27, 2009

Connect Four

New project: Connect Four.
Not much to say, you have red and green chips, and you slide 'em into the slots.
As of this moment there's no calculations to check for a winner, but you can still play. The graphics suck at the moment, but will be fixed. Stay tuned for part 2!