Right now I’m working on two projects. Of the two I’ve been working on Ep1c G4m3 a lot more. It is going to be a tile based platformer/shooter. I’ve gotten most of the engine done. A friend of mine from school is helping me with the story and game design he might also do some graphics. For example: he thought of the name and parody concept. I just said I want to build a platformer/shooter. However, I will be writing most, if not all, of the code.
The second project is Slipstream, which I have now decided is not going to be open source because I’d like to sell it. I might release a few more demos though.
I haven’t done a lot of work on Slipstream lately and as you can see from the latest demo, it’s not very playable right now. But, I’ve thought of a new way to do controls. Before I release another demo I want to make the ship and asteroids smaller, change the controls, and make the play area larger.
I need to look at some other apps in the market to see the difference between the free and paid versions. I really don’t want to do advertisement, my plan is to find a feature to implement only in the paid version.
When I get these projects done, I’m going to look into working on some existing open source projects. It will be a lot more rewarding to write code that people will actually read and use.
In other news, when planning Ep1c G4m3, my friend and I came upon the name “Voracious Softworks.” I like it, and if one were to click the “Android Apps” link you would see I’ve changed my company on my Android developer account to the new name. Also, there are references to it in the source code for Ep1c G4m3, both in the copyright notice at the top of each class file and in the package names.
It isn’t an official business or anything because I don’t actually make any money and I’m not even 18 yet. No one register the domain, ok?