I Made a Portal Gun!

Hey guys!
I just made my very own Portal Gun! Check out the pictures!

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G-Dev++ 2.0

G-Dev++ 2.0 is in the making! It contains added features such as you can change the player and enemy image depending on which direction it is going. This will make it look cooler! Expect a download soon!

I Have Got a MacBook Pro!

Hey guys!
Saturday was my birthday and I got a MacBook Pro! It was the 15-inch version and it is sooooo cool! It has OS X Lion with the multitasking gestures! That’s all for now, see you!

G-Dev++ Merges with Insignia

I have decided to merge G-Dev++ with Insignia. This means that we will use the Insignia code to port G-Dev++ to iOS. It will be risky, but it’s worth a try. Tell me how you think.

MinecraftFree Multiplayer Server Method

Okay, so I found a way to help with the MinecraftFree multiplayer problem. Basically you have to host a special MinecraftFree server. It’s a modded version of the Minecraft Classic server that allows MinecraftFree to read it. Then, copy the URL and paste it into the Server URL textbox.
You should be able to play online!
Thanks for supporting me through-out this project, I will post download links when it’s ready for general release. If you want to beta test, comment below. I’ll give a copy to the first five people.
Thanks, and remember to comment!

I’m Moving to Mac…

It’s true…
I’m moving to Mac. I am, hopefully, going to get a MacBook Pro for my birthday at the end of this month. It is not because I don’t like Windows, no, it is for a few other reasons:

1. My windows laptop is slowwwwwwwwww…

2. Mac are cool. They have style, and are so ├╝ber-cool. The GUI is much better than windows.

3. Xcode and the iOS SDK. Yeah, for about two years now, I’ve wanted to get a mac for solely this reason. I wanted to make iPhone apps! Also, I was tired of using VB to make programs for windows, I wanted to start developing for mac!

4. OS X Lion is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Have you tried it at an Apple Store? It it such an update to Snow Leopard. It is enhanced by the MacBook pro’s multitasking gestures.

Yeah, I’ll miss Windows, but I believe that Mac is the way forward for me. I’m not saying mac’s better than windows, I’m just saying that for me, mac is right – just because it has what I need and want.

Here are the top three programs I’ll miss from Windows:

Visual Basic. It is the best SDK I have ever used, it creates program’s for windows easily. I made program for my friends all the time. I guess Xcode is the mac alternative, I hope it will be this good!

Dark Basic Pro. It was the best 3d game programming language I have ever experienced. Unfortunately, the compiler is not available for macs, so I will have to find another, equally awesome 3d game programming language that is suited to macs.

3d RAD. I used this program for a Latin project at school once, I got 9/10. It is so easy to use, and the fact that it had a scripting tool helped a lot – because I like scripting.

There we have it. Thanks for reading what I think is my longest post ever. Remember, comment, like and follow!

I leave you with an image that made me chuckle:

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Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.3.0 ~ With Crafting!

Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.3.0 has been released! It has loads more features including crafting! Yes, you heard it Minecraft Pocket Edition now has crafting! The features don’t stop there though, cows and chickens have been added! Also, the inventory has been completely redesigned! It has to be the best Minecraft PE update ever!!!

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Raspberry Pi Game Tutorial – Make Games for the Raspberry Pi!

Hey guys! Today I’m going to show you how to program games for the Raspberry Pi! We are going to make a very simple 2d game using the program Game Editor. This tutorial will go through everything! All you need is a Raspberry Pi! Okay, let’s go!

Firstly, we need to hook up a monitor, keyboard and mouse to your Raspberry Pi. Make sure your SD card running the OS is in the Pi. Then connect the power lead. Wait until it has finished booting. Then, open up the web browser.

We are going to install Game Editor, so navigate to game-editor.com, or search game editor. Click Download, then click the link that says:

Windows (9x, Me, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7), Linux and Mac OS X version

Install it to a directory you can find.

Unzip this file into the same directory. Then go to Applications, System Tools, Terminal. Once terminal has opened, navigate to the unzipped folder using the commands dir and cd. For instance, if the folder is in my Documents, I would first type dir and hit enter. It would list all the folders in it’s current directory. I see Documents is there, so I type cd Documents and hit enter. Then again I type dir and hit enter. I see the folder GameEditor so I type cd GameEditor and hit enter. When you think you are in the GameEditor folder, type dir and hit enter. If many files come up including gameEditorLinux, you are in the right place.

Then, still in the GameEditor folder, type the following:
chmod +x gameEditorLinux
Then hit enter. Quit out of terminal and navigate to the GameEditor folder through a file browser. Open up gameEditorLinux and a window should pop up, this is Game Editor!

Now you have installed game editor, let’s make a very simple game.

Click Add Actor and name it anything. Click add. A Pacman will show up. He is an actor. Actors are objects on the screen. Pacman is the default, so we’ll live it like that. Right click on him and click actor control. This is where we can edit things about the actor. Where it says events, click add, then click create actor, then add action. Click follow mouse, add, then immediate action. Then you can close. Click game mode and you will see Pacman following your mouse!

This is because we added the event create actor. This occurs when the actor is created. As the actor is created at the beginning, it is like an actor load event. We set it to follow mouse, so it would follow the mouse. When we ran the game, sure it followed the mouse!

To finish off, go to config, game properties and click on the button that says window and change it to full screen. When you go back to game mode, it will be in awesome full screen which will make it look cooler and that you really are making a game on the Raspberry Pi! Don’t forget to save your game!

Thanks for reading this tutorial! I went through a lot, so if you have ANY questions, please ask them in the comments section.

Have fun Raspberry Pi-ing!

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I have got Sketch Nation Studio!

I have just installed Sketch Nation Studio!!! OMG!!! I can barely breathe! I’ll give you a review soon!

Sketch Nation Studio… The Countdown Begins…

Less than an hour until 18th of April 2012… The world wide launch of Sketch Nation Studio!