I registered http://www.ignatiusCore.com, which is currently being redirected here. Hoping to get a full web site up and running in the coming months. The sites content will include a full list of projects, personal anecdotes, and networking information. I was thinking about how excellent it would be if everyone had a personal website, not too similar to facebook/myspace but have that social networking aspect, while being able to share things the way you’d like to share them. I’d make it more about presentation and something that can uniquely represent an individual. Imagining the complexity of being able to create a full fledge site and have it hosted on one social network seems like quite the task and would need well crafted tools to make that a reality.
Note to self: iOS developer license has officially expired! So my apps are no longer on the app store. 😦 I would renew it, but I figured I could wait until I’m done working on my next couple apps then re-release the older ones when I’m ready.
Speaking of older apps, I looked through Ultra Troopers‘ code the other night. I haven’t touched it since the competition ended. I was doing some graphic work on it, but now I feel like working on a smaller project. I’m actually revisiting an older idea for this one and with my new found OSX-cocos2d combo knowledge, I’m feelin pretty good about it.
Procrastination is really hitting me hard right now. Ultra Troopers isn’t even close to being finished. Some severe changes have to be made, but that’s okay. The plan is to focus more on core gameplay than narrative at this point anyway. Oh and Facepalm is officially on the app store with a new version 1.1 on the way. (sorry to the early adopters who had to deal with some bugs) Hopefully the negative reviews won’t hurt too bad once the next version hits.
In better news, some trooper sprites for the 1st and 2nd player:
I’m pretty pleased with how these guys turned out. (although, the side views could use some improvement)
Link to Facepalm: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facepalm-for-facebook/id460313459?mt=8
Link to udevgames Entry: http://udevgames.com/entries/196
I’ve been completely bailing on both Ultra Troopers and Maiden Days, so I figured writing about it might motivate me back to work!
I have utterly failed in moving forward with any of the intended designs for either game, and have decided to down scale Ultra Troopers quite a bit so I can finish it by the competition deadline. As for Maiden Days, it’s been put on the back burner for now, and for good reason. Maybe finishing Ultra Troopers will humble me into down sizing Maiden Days. (cause right now, it definitely suffers from feature creep, although I still feel it’s doable within the next couple months)
Anyway, to the root of the problem. I’ve been working on another app, which may have some financial promise. I don’t enjoy postponing work on the games (I enjoy working on games much more than other apps) but I’m feeling pretty broke right now, and I’m feelin’ this idea quite a bit. The best part for me is the specific behavior of this program is not in other applications. (although, functional similarities are) Oh, and most importantly it doesn’t involve anything illegal and can go on the app store without being taken down.
In other news I’m considering a redesign of this site. I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to do considering this is a free wordpress account, but we’ll see!