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Another milestone

 

Today a personal milestone

 

I actually finished a game !

WooHoo

Before i show you i must thank these guys …i bought their engine a long time ago and its fantastic !!!

Scirra

Check it out They are really awesome

So any way using their engine and following tutorial instructions i actually finished a game

Give it a try ….OH and before you scoff…its VERY easy to loose!!!

Bubble Pop

 

its DDay +3

FrankeyStein

 

An Idea

So it’s the day after yesterday.

What did we achieve?

Well quite a lot actually!

The main thing was that…….I had an idea


Yes i have an idea i can turn into an actual game and it’s my own IP……Intellectual Property……that means i thunk it up first

Yup me 🙂

SO DON’T STEAL IT…….or ill have to send my poodle to take out your kneecaps

Whats it about? ……

Ha wait until it’s done then you will know

But i have something to work with so i’m one step to actually achieving that dream……..Bows from the waist

More importantly, I actually started work on it.

I created a randomizer that will be used to load a random number of cards into your hand……oops there is a small clue …..

I also created a thing that will allow a deck of cards …..ie the players deck of cards to be loaded into the computer

AHA you say thats two clues…….

Yes BUT it says nothing about the IP………HA!!!!

So to sum up

1) I had an idea
2) I started to do somthing about it

DDay + 2

FrankeyStein

And its Wednesday ….

That’s how life goes, doesn’t it?

Each day rapidly following the next …..

That’s how i went from being 22 and wanting to be a game developer to being 54 and wanting to be a game developer  🙁

Life gets in the way…

BUT i know have all the tools, read all the books, got all the experience, discovered how much i hate hate hate working for anyone else ………….sooooooo the only thing still standing in my way is me

its time to change my stars ….

Btw its DDay + 1

FrankeyStein

 

 

 

Hello world!

Hello World!

That’s the first program any programmer worth his salt learns to write.

Mine was done in 1982. By faithfully following step by step the instructions in the British Programming Magazines on my first computer the ZX81 

If you are interested in what it was like during those days here is a really detailed article on what it was like back in the day ……

I often look back with fondness of that time, not realizing at the time we were all at the cutting edge of the craft at the time

Yes Coding is a Craft, one that we….practice and hone every day.

SacoderZ is a company I created as a portal to create software. It will showcase things i’ve learned and a discuss a lot of the cutting edge software today. In this fast paced industry unless you are on the cutting edge you are moving rapidly in the direction of obsolete.

The purpose of this blog thought is to document my journey from being a want to be games developer until i am making a living at doing it.

I have many personal goals in my life but one i’ve had the longest is to make a living designing games.

There are many other things we will talk about, but this particular blog will deal mainly in the games industry.

The main goal is that i have 365 days from today to have my own game studio up and running making an income from gaming.

We will share a lot in the days to come but that’s it for today. Check back every day for daily blog count downs and progress.

FrankeyStein.