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Sunday, July 28, 2013

My First Game Making Class Day 2

Sorry, I am playing catch up... I'll try and post the next five days of what happened during last week, this week.

So we reviewed the basic stuff of how the Internet works and then moved on to talking about "events" in Javascript and video games.

I used this episode of Bravest Warriors to explain events... as you watch the episode you will realize that the three planets are interlinked, and each planet needs something to happen before the other planets can do the next thing on the list. I felt the show was a great example of events.

So know we looked at Pac-man again and tried to figure out what the events were, and what we needed to happen.

Admittedly. this got to be a bit boring after awhile because we listed stuff for about 40 minutes... Keep in mind, English is not their first language, so this I had to wait for them to form a thought from Korean to English. Watching this video over and over again while listing events. Of course, I said sound was an event, but not to worry about that until we covered sound events.

So we figured...
Pac man eats small pellets. Ghosts can eat pac man. Pac man dies. Unless, Pacman eats large pellet, then he can eat ghosts. If ghost is eaten, they become eyes. Eyes go to center, and become ghosts. Blue ghosts taste good, other colors taste bad. 

Note: Looking back, and as you can tell, we were missing key events related to things like path finding, game scoring, lives, etc. Later, I would come to realize that the **Pacman (Beginner Tutorial) was a little incomplete towards the end.

In any case, we always wanted to make something new and not just copy from what we saw, so our level wasn't' a maze. It was the idea of making the first floor of the school as the game map.  

And that was about it for the second day. We of course, didn't finish and had to move things to the next day.

Monday, July 22, 2013

My First Game Making Class Day 1

The first day was pretty good eventhough everything I pretty much planned fell apart; this is kind of a theme in South Korea as far as teaching goes: from technical issues, to some damage on my desktop due to transportation, to schedluing issues... the list just keeps going on. However, we went over the basics of the internet and answered all of the questions I wanted them to answer, and used the movie the "Social Network" as an example of how HTML CSS and Javascript work.

After looking at three clone tutorials (astriods, pac-man, and breakout) students decided to make a pacman clone.  So I created the character above based on their feed back. 

Game doucment so far...
Teachers (Ghosts)
Pacman (Student)
Food (Finished Test)

Avoid Bad Things -points and slow you down
Cigarettes/Adult Videos

Power Ups
Red Monster Coffee_ Ramen

I'm going to continue to develop the art from the list above since we have no real artists. Also, with the scheduling concerns, I hope my class is not cancled today; if it is, I'll have to email the the C2 file, and countinue working on the game with the students online. This of course will be a pain becuase they are teenage boys with other things to do this summer.

Today we will be talking about gameplay and game art...

This will be the vocabaulary in foucus for next class:

Events in relation to Java Script and game development.
Sprite Sheets_
Level Design_
Back Ground Image_
gif, png, jpeg.

Monday, July 15, 2013

New Format, Open Soruce, Javascript

My thoughts on what I'm learning about the internet, etc.

1) Consrtuct 2  has been pretty on the level, and the community and company have been very supportive in answering questions and concerns of mine.

2) Infinitemonkeys may be limited, but again I have't used it yet, I just have been reading about it.