Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review - How to market yourself as a software developer! Week 1

Lets start this off by saying I am a big follower of the simple programmer and agree with almost everything he says. Now that I have that out of the way. I wanted to give my week 1 experience of this program. Starting off I was a little put off and kind of annoyed with this from the start. I expected some amazing nice packaged web app that I got access to that had everything or something along those lines, that did not happen. What did happen was I got a download link to a zip file which had many different items in it which at first glance were nothing special. I decided well I already spent the money so lets do this. I started going through the videos one by one and have to say it was nicely done and there are many calls to action. I am really happy with the product so far and will be giving weekly updates. I was called to start this blog and create my twitter and facebook from those videos and they have been a huge help so far. I really see the vision and John does a great job explaining what he talking about. I recommend this course to anyone who is looking to become a better software developer through lots and lots of hard work. Thank you John I love the course so far.

Sincerely Jonathan Greene

A Tower defense game I guess

This game really had no name. It never got that far. It was a joint effort between my little brother and me. He did the art work and had a vision and I made it come to life using the programming. I spent about 3 hours last night putting it all back together and fixing long time bug fixes. Here are some screen shots and its not much to look at. It does however have all the systems needed for a tower defense game besides an upgrade tree. I will continue working on it for the next couple days on and off and post an update every three to four days. Feel free to download and play it. Thank you and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Adventure! A side scrolling game.

Here is an example of a game I made called Adventure. You are tasked with having to kill a bunch of ghosts as you move through a series of 3 levels. This game was in mid-development when I had to stop working on it due to thinking i deleted it all on accident turns out it was hidden but not lost forever so here are some screen shots and the game will be put online somewhere for all to play and see soon. I would like to state that not art work is mine and everything seemed to be free images.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Going back to the Game Maker Studio v1.xx

Hello everyone I just spent the last couple days looking for a way to go back to the Game  Maker I know love and payed for. I am happy to report I found my solution and it is pretty simple. Below you will be able to use the link to go back to Game Maker Studio v1.xx I hope you all enjoy and if you have problems just try re-downloading and installing. Have a great Night everyone!

A look into the past!

I found some files. No complete games but just some images of past projects I had worked on over the years and figured it was worth it to post them here. First we have an HTML game I built called paintball. This game was getting near a half way mark when we lost our website do to not working for the last year and we lost the site and many other games overnight. PaintBallGDD

The death of my Game Maker Skills

Ok So I apologize to everyone but I will be unable to remake those games I had previously as I cannot get my Game Maker CD key to work. So Today we are going to talk about what happens when you lose all the work you tried so hard for. Now fortunately for me. I have some experience in Unity but not a lot. I will be making a GDD for each of the games and that will give you guys an idea of what an indie GDD(Game Design Document) looks like. I will most likely do one every week. If you guys have some special recommendations or anything just let me know and we can try to tear apart that game or idea and build us up something. I Hope you all enjoy this.

Thanks and have a good day!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Self Destruction the self taught developers worse nightmare.

As i sit here writing this I can't help but think of all the things I should have to show of all the hard work put in over the years. Sadly I do not have anything to show but this.

It is the first game we ever made me and my amazing wife. I did all the programming and she did the art and sound. We worked really hard and in 3 months with no jobs we finally finished it. Aside from this I have made many games over the years and all of them ending the same way. I destroyed them I not only destroyed them i destroyed any idea or example of them any trace of their existance. I made a game called avalanche which you had to escape from an avalanche by timing jumps as your character only moved forward. I made many tutorials. I made a paintball gamewhere you had to go around painting building to make extra money. I made an platformer that was way way way to hard because i rebuilt the first level 23 times but it had like 7 levels. I made  i made i made and it all ended in destruction. Something happens when you try to develop games but don't understand sales. marketing or anything about how to actually get people to play those games. You lose focus you lose drive and after a while you just begin hating he things you spent countless hours making. So we destroy them. So I made myself a promise that over the course of the next few weeks. I am going to go back and re-make all those games I destroyed some will take a lot longer than others and some wont be quite right but in total its going to be a fun ride so I hope you will join me as I rebuild my empire. or at least what I had of one lol.

A little background

Hello, my name is well obvious and I am not so sure about this stuff but I figured I would give it a go anyhow. I have been making games for about idk since 2011ish I have held an official job as a developer for about 3 months and an un-offical job for a long time for myself. I am going to talk about a lot of things on this blog but most of all about game development and the struggles you make being self taught and independent. I hope you all enjoy.