October 11th, 2007


The current haps with Malarkey Software

Warning Warning Warning -- Extremely boring post ahead, more so if you don't actually use any of the software that I write.

Well, now with that out of the way, I'm going to talk about what I've been doing recently with all of my projects:

dead.licious finally got some lovin' due to several e-mails from users needing a bit more functionality. Hopefully that works out for them.

I've also been getting a fair number of e-mails regarding Neko Type-R. I think people are actually using it to teach their kids typing since it ended up in the Education downloads section of Apple's website. I find this amusing because, really, I wrote Neko Type-R because I had this burning idea for a racing game contest going on at the time that I had to just get out of my head.

Anyway, in it effort to get things of my to-do list, I've been revisiting this project and adding features that people have suggested such as allowing the user to specify a word list, making the game easier for little kids (or in general -- I guess 30 words per minute is pretty fast for most people), making the text easier to see, and enlarging the graphics (possibly even provide a full-screen mode). I think there's some other things on the Neko Type-R to-do list as well but those are the ones that come to mind.

Lastly, Chemical Bonds is getting a remake. Or rather, it did, I'm just still working on it. As an experiment in trying out Python, I've decided to remake Chemical Bonds using Pygame. So far, the core gameplay is finished. I want to add a couple more elements before I consider it done for an initial release. But what's really delaying it (other than working on other stuff), is putting together a title screen with a menu, an options screen, help screen, etc. Also, the initial release will only have the survival mode where you try to last as long as possible. Actually recreating the gameplay from Chiral will come later on.
  • Current Music
    Green Eggs and Ham - Bob Dylan

Jenka's Nightmare

So apparently, there's this really cool mod for Cave Story (wikipedia article) called Jenka's Nightmare. However, to really enjoy it, you had to have finished Cave Story with the alternate ending or something. So now I've gone and started playing Cave Story again to try and get this ending.

So why am I talking about this? Because if you've never played it and you enjoy side-scrolling action games like Metroid and Castlevania, then you really, really, really need to play this game.
  • Current Mood
    cheerful cheerful