I’ve been trying to get Jumpman Forever running on the Ouya for a bit over two weeks now. Sheesh. That ended up being a pain, the likes of which I never suspected.
But, there’s some serious satisfaction going on here for me: I sat down and played it over and over.
There’s two pieces of satisfaction involved here. First, I’ve got it working. That’s been a long, screwed up battle. Second, it means I’m much, much closer to fulfilling the requirements of shipping a beta for the Free The Games Fund. Third, I’m playing it with a game controller, something that’s much more fitting for the game style. I had been playing it on a keyboard, which works just fine, but, the original was played on a standard game controller, and nothing beats playing that way. (It should be noted that a player can either use the joystick on the controller, or the D-pad on the controller to play. The D-pad is great for people from the NES / SNES gaming era.)
Fourth, well… I’m playing one of my games on a console. Sure, it’s a micro-console, but a console none the less. See, I started out playing games on the Atari-2600. There’s a piece of my brain that still says that “real games are on consoles.” Doesn’t matter that for most game styles I prefer the keyboard and mouse to a controller, and love touch interfaces for some of the new style games on iOS and Android. So, this is one of my T-Shirts I’ve always wanted since I was a kid: write and ship a game for consoles. 🙂
It’s still not done and over with yet – there’s plenty of testing, and for some reason it’s polling changes to the axis portion of the controller a little too quickly (which means sometimes it drops moves on the D-pad), and I still have more levels to finish, and more graphics to integrate (there’s stuff setting on my iPad that’s needed imported for a while, I just keep forgetting to do it.)
But, that was the biggest hump. I’m glad that’s over with! 🙂[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][line][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”]Today’s Stats[/custom_headline][text_output]
- Workouts: 0 (I set the priority on getting the work done this week)
- Cigarettes Smoked: 10 (Yeah, let’s not talk about that. Tomorrow is another day.)
- Healthy Eating: Good Breakfast, Good Lunch, Decent Supper (Panera Bread)
Projects Worked on:
- Jumpman Forever Ouya integration work