8weekgame (Competition-3) contestants
- Shaw Young
- Natasha Hampshire
- Martin Elsworth
- Charlie Walter
- Charles Humphrey
- Peter Lamb
- Andrew Carmichael
This time around (we are calling it Competition-3) we have prizes thanks to the kind and generous sponsorship of Pluralsight, an invaluable video library for Developers and ZiiP GameStore, a leading UK Indie Online Store for PC and Console games.
So the Competition-3 kicked-off on the 3rd December and will run until 3rd February 2013, so how have our Developers been fairing? Lets take a look…..
Peter is aiming to create a 3rd Person Shooter called Uprising using XNA for Windows. So far Peter has the basic screen navigation done and has started building the collision and drawable entity engine. Peter also has some thoughts and ideas for his character models and the visual style for Uprising.
An interesting concept from Charles called Road Rumble, which in Charles own words is “Top down drivy, shooty thingy” and again being written using XNA for Windows. Charles so has written the logic to read the the game world from a texture, has the cars and people moving about on the world with Physics thanks to the Farseer Physics Engine. Charles also has a particle system base in and smoke trails. Tackling next will be the Game State Manger plus some video clips of the game to show us.
In the Age of Vampires, no one is safe, enjoy this adventurous platform game, where your jump straight into a world full of mythical and supernatural creatures, where you play as your choice of race. Improving your skill set, improving your weapons, armor and completing quests.
Charlie has even started showing off some of his art he has drawn.
So congrats to the contestants so far. I will blog next time for week 2 plus hopefully screen grabs from their games. Exciting times.
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