The engine I’m making use of for Jumpman Forever has a decent community behind it. Â That gives you a great way to find answers to questions, of course, but the thing that’s really great is when people start extending the engine. Â The one I’m using makes good use of that, right down to the point that the core engine (not the editors, etc.) has been open sourced-ish.
Now that I’ve got Ouya stuff working properly in my own slightly modified copy of the engine, I’ve been backing my tweaks out so that I can package it up as a simple to install extension. Â Once I’m done with that, I’ll contribute it back to the community.
There’s some headaches with doing that, though – I’m going to present it without support (specifically saying, if you’ve got a problem, and read the directions, you’re on your own), but, people still expect support with it. Â Considering what all I’ve got going on, well, some of those requests will get ignored. Â I’ll wait until after the Ouya beta of Jumpman Forever has shipped, just to make sure it doesn’t conflict with the work ahead of me.
But, it’s sort of fun: by doing this, it gives a number of other developers the chance to support the platform, and it gives Â the engine another bullet point for marketing (which helps me in the long run – I’d like to stick with one cross-platform engine for quite a while, so I can focus on creating games, not re-learning a technology base.)[/text_output][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”]Focusing An Image[/custom_headline][text_output]One of the work things I’ve had going on for a while now is further development on cloudPages.me, a cloud based file sharing platform.
It’s actually behind our planned schedule, but, we took some detours along the way. Â One of those is modifying it’s “image” considerably – in fact, we’ve re-done stuff like the logos, site layout, and more four times now. Â Ug.
Today, we met on it, and solidified it’s final front-page image. Â It’s different, but, I really like how it comes off 🙂 Â I’ve declared a 6 month hold on any further tweaking of the image package for it – no more logo changes, etc. Â I still need to modify the rest of the pages in the system to match it, but, that’s not too hard after the style of things are set 🙂[/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 (Looking forward to re-starting that attempt next week)
- Cigarettes Smoked: 10 (And looking forward to attacking this again tomorrow!)
- Healthy Eating: Â Good breakfast, MaGoo’s burger for lunch (unhealthy), and some home-cooked stuff that was a bit heavy on fat, but otherwise good.
Projects Worked on:
- Jumpman ForeverÂ Ouya integration work