Portfolio Reflection

Last week I did my final portfolio presentation. It went okay but there are a few things that I could have done differently. One of the main things was that I could have spoke more confidently as it would make me appear more prepared. Something that the lecturers pointed out to me was that my presentation appeared to be rushed. By that, they meant that it looked like I spent little time making it. As much as I hate to admit it, it is partially true. I would say that I didn’t use all the time I had to make … Continue reading Portfolio Reflection

Game Design Analysis

Game 1 – Metal Gear Solid V : The Phantom Pain Metal Gear Solid V in an open world stealth game that was released by Konami in September 2015. The game is built around the idea of stealth and I believe that it is built more for a PC than consoles I think that PC’s have more movement and camera controls than consoles. This game is intended for adults as it contains violence. The design of the game is quite simple as you have to complete an objective without being seen. I don’t think that the hardware impacted the design … Continue reading Game Design Analysis

Solo Game Update

I have decided that I won’t be going ahead with the 8-bit zombie game because trying to create the assets, characters and the background is causing me quite a lot of trouble. I was able to make a couple of assets but I couldn’t make any decent designs for the characters or the background so I decided to scrap that idea. The new idea I came up with is rather simple. The character is a blue square and its goal is to get past the circle guards and reach the triangle that the circles have kidnapped. This idea should be … Continue reading Solo Game Update

Solo Game

For an exam I need to create a game and a few levels. The first step to achieve this was to come up with a theme for my game. After 5 minutes of thinking time I came up with the idea of a pixel art game themed around the apocalypse. The next step was to think of what characters were going to be in this game and what the goal of the game is. I decided that the player would be controlling a human and that the threat in each level would be zombies. The goal in each level would … Continue reading Solo Game

Maths and Class Diagrams (+ Solo game update)

For today’s lesson I had to go over a topic that I did in GCSE maths. It was trigonometry. One of the most IMPORTANT things to remember about trigonometry is SOHCAHTOA. SOH = Sine= Opposite/Hypoteneuse CAH = Cos= Adjacent/Hypoteneuse TOA = Tan= Opposite/Adjacent. Trigonometry is useful in 2D games. It helps a lot with movement of an object. To move left and right you use:   X=Cos(Angle)*Distance To move up and down you use:    Y=Sine(Angle)*Distance. I also learned about radians, which can be used as an alternative to degrees. 360° = 2 pi (No pi symbol). To convert radians to … Continue reading Maths and Class Diagrams (+ Solo game update)

Flash Game Research

Today I am playing some flash games. I am doing this because I am making a Christmas game using flash. The first game I played was Swag Man. In this game you have to collect a certain amount of points to unlock the next level As you can tell this game is full of bright colours. It has very good graphics. The next game that I played was Riddle School. This is a click-based game and the objective is to escape school. This is a 2d game. It stands out because of the colours used. I like this game because it … Continue reading Flash Game Research

Scene + Animate = Platformer

Today I am doing some more work on my Halloween scene. On the left hand side of the picture is my normal Halloween scene. (IDK why the character is on the moon). On the right hand side of the picture is the game being played (The character is on the moon in the game because I changed the gravity and I forgot to change it back. I actually didn’t understand the first task of the lesson. I couldn’t get any of my scene to copy and paste into the coded scene. For this I actually got my lecturer to do … Continue reading Scene + Animate = Platformer