Current Project Canvas Shmup

Posting my most current project (well my most current that happens to be cool anyway). Its a canvas shootemup, not really sure what Ill settle on for a title, but heres a screeny

What I think is pretty cool about it so far is all the graphics (except the bg) are procedural and generated based off of whatever seed you give it. Not only are the graphics based on a seed but so is the level. For example if you play game?testing, you will have the same level/graphics as someone else who plays using that seed. This could provide some interesting challenges. Anyway heres the work in progress using the seed shmupity.

Also of course this is being done using js/canvas so you need a modern browser to test it.. but I don’t think there’s many who’d come here without one of those :).

My SOPA/PIPA Ludum Dare entry

Was pretty stressful trying to make this in a day (especially since I did a full workday at my day job as well!). This ended up being my entry. I borrowed some game concepts (ok all of them) from the awesome game World Infectonator. Basically what you do is you get one chance to convert a 1%’er or “the unaware” in hopes they will spread their new found awareness enough to beat the level. Game was done using JS and Canvas of course, and using my homegrown game engine thats been evolving over the last year or so. You can check out the game in all its glory from the direct link.

Installing Alpha Centauri Alien Crossfire on Windows 7

This is kind of a random post, but its something I ran into this week on vacation after getting a copy of Soldout Softwares Alpha Centauri with the Alien Crossfire expansion pack. If you’re like me and tried installing the game from the cd, the setup.exe just hangs. But never fear there is a way to get it working!

Step 1 – Make a directory somewhere on your machine, but not in program files, or program files(x86). Otherwise in order to save you will have to run the game as an administrator. What I did was create a directory structure on the root of my drive “DRIVE:\Firaxis\Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri\”.

Step 2 – Copy the contents of the “programs” directory from Disc 1 to the directory we created above. Now copy the Directories FX, MOVIES, and VOICES into the directory. Now your structure should look something like the following, Read More