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Improvements for next time.

Posted by (twitter: @geekygenius_)
Sunday, April 29th, 2012 10:50 pm

After completing my first LD, I have been playing and rating many different games. While playing/rating, I’ve noticed a few things that I should do next time to make my game better. Here is a list of what I have so far. Please comment if you have anything to add.

  • Games should be 32 bit not 64.
  • Cross platform things like Unity, web games, or Java games are also good.
  • Any background music that isn’t annoying to listen to is a good use of time.
  • Clear controls and simple game play.
  • Gamepad/XBox controller support is awesome.
  • Good collision detection is important. I’ve been stuck inside too many things. -_-
  • Games that look cool send a better first impression.
  • Arrow key alternates seem to be very nice for people with non QWERTY keyboards.

I know its kinda short… but oh well, its better than nothing! If you’re interested in seeing where I am coming from for my list of improvements, you can play my game here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-23/?action=preview&uid=6529

Hello World!

Posted by (twitter: @geekygenius_)
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 8:24 pm

Hello, I would like to take this time to introduce myself to the community, because I have been told that the community is interested. Unlike many programmers I know, I do not have a Job programming. This would mostly be because I am too young to have a job. At the time of this writing I am about a month over 14. I know it’s fairly young, and I am a very inexperienced programmer compared to many people I know, but I would say that I have a fair amount of capability. I just might not do something the standard way because I didn’t know there was a standard.

As for my actual programming experience, I started when I was 12 with an interest in computers, specifically programming. I went to my local library and checked out a book on python with pygame. A while later, my uncle bought me a book on Java, (Headfirst Java specifically) and that’s where I learned my preferred language. Using knowledge from the fundamentals in the two language, I have learned many other scripting languages. Right now, I am learning C++ mostly for my High School’s Robotics team, but also because I know its still the industry standard for anything that needs high performance. (Everything)

As for non-programming related interests of mine, I play the Euphonium, or Baritone. If you don’t know what it is, you can look it up. Here is a guy who is really good, playing it. That’s not me though. I wish! I also enjoy listening to dubstep, and Skrillex is my favorite artist right now, with deadmau5 and DaftPunk behind him. My favorite

I can’t wait for the Ludum Dare compo, this is my first one if you didn’t know.

~geekygenius

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