Saturday, January 27, 2018

He's Batman!

I wasn't aware that January has now been labelled as being a great way of buying through now called " Blues Sales ". Okay for those with some spare cash! 😐 It can also be a long month, especially straight after Christmas, until next payday. It's also a smart idea to start saving now for the festive build up now, so everything is financially prepared for towards the end of the year. 😉

My productivity levels have been pretty good with game development and I got further with tweaks and a few bug fixes. I have also been feeling very good well being wise, apart from Thyroid related conditions, like feeling tired. This is quite common and typical, although I think I may have a cold rolled in for good measure! đŸ˜Ŧ

LEGO :: ( BrickHeadz | 41585 Batman )
Thanks to a little bit of Christmas money giving as a gift, I treated myself this LEGO Brickheadz Batman which cost £9.99 GBP. The build time was about 10 minutes at a leisurely pace. I quite like this range of characters and hope get Robin and at a later date.
GameDev :: ( PC | Shooter - 16 Degrees )
I managed to do a reasonable amount of gamedev over the last few weeks, including a Joystick routine that I thought was going to be difficult, but as it turned out, was in fact fairly easy after deconstructing each element.
A basic intro is now in place, as well as an attract mode where the Title screen alternates between the Credits and an Objects and Scoring section. This is all timed and the game can be started at any time so the player doesn't have to wait any further. There is still more to do with the placement of Enemy Objects and background Tiles, not forgetting the *BIG* collision detection switch on where the whole game itself will be tweaked for playability and lastability. Let's hope the game gets a fair few minutes of gameplay! 🕹

RetroPie ::
Over the last few weeks, I have managed to work out how to install more game systems on the RetroPie, including the Commodore Amiga and 64. All these leaves are trying to work out what games I want to put on? Perhaps a few quick play titles? 🕹I can always use the save state feature if the gameplay is longer than a few minutes! 😊
Although Pac-Man was one of the first games I played on RetroPie, Thing on a Spring came a close second, especially with the awesome soundtrack by Rob Hubbard! đŸŽĩ😉

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