Game Dev Update #6

Working On Test Items

I know I have not posted an update to this for a while and there is good reason for that. I have been working on other projects, as well as small test cases for this game. I know it is not the best thing to be working on since I have a large backlog of items I really need to go through, but I really feel like I needed a break.

I dumped a large amount of time into this game when I first started making it and I got burnt out super quick.

Not really a surprise seeming that I am a one man team, and I am missing some key parts like sound and art. I have been getting anything I can from OpenGameArt.com or making really bad renditions of it in MSPaint. So if anyone is reading this and wants to help out let me know and I am more than happy to pull you into the “Team”.

Other Projects

As I had said before I am working on some other projects that have been taking up most of my free time, which granted is not a lot to start, so I have been behind on everything. I am not just ignoring this game.

Housework

I have been putting a lot of time into the house, where I am trying to repair / install / fix anything that is wrong. I still have to refinish the deck, and install new deck railings on both my deck, and the balcony deck. I also have a fence that is going to be installed in about three or so weeks, so that is going to be something. Here is a smaller list of everything else I need to do.

  • Cleanout Basement
  • Fix puddles that form in yard
  • Powerwash the house
  • Master bath is leaking

So there is a bit to do there.

Arcade

For Father’s Day this year I have asked for some time to work on my arcade in peace and quiet. No kids, wo wife, no mother in law bothering me. I have the tools I need, I have the plans I think? So it comes down to picking if I want just the pedestal, or do I want to build the full cabinet. I think I am leaning more towards the first option since it is easy to move around and I can plug it right into a TV on the wall without issue.

Upcoming Work

I don’t have much panned for this game in the future. I am still trying to nail down an artist, and maybe someone to help me program it. I think since I am the only one working on these projects, I don’t always have that full investment into them, so it is easier for me to not work on it and be ok with that.

Changelog

v0.1.3.1:

  • Added music volume slider
  • Refactored vehicle spawn

v0.1.3:

  • Fixed Crash/Win Menu from not being in front of everything
  • Refactored a lot of code to clean it and make it more uniform
  • Fixed the restart level button to reload the scene
  • Added const to each level to give it a number
  • Updated Trello with new cards

v0.1.2:

  • Added new font to game
  • Add title screen and level select
  • Added new vehicles including Cop Car
  • Added Crash and Win Screen
  • Added Level 1 to game for testing
  • Updated artwork for roads and added new tiles to tilemap
  • BUG: Crash/Win Screen rendered in wrong layer

v0.1.1:

  • Switching to 2D

v0.1:

  • Game created
  • Thoughts on paper

Roadmap

Basic game working - End of July?

Chuck Lindblom

Chuck Lindblom
I am a guy who likes tech, and likes to break code. I have made a game or two for fun, and most of the time I have no idea what I am doing. Currently I am working on an unnamed Android / Web Game

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