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As I get older I get less patient with other people, I guess that is just inevitable and the kind of behaviour I note in my parents that I swear will never happen to me, and due to the inevitability … Continue reading
Keep forgetting to update that lousy homepage! Next version… I promise.
A complete game. This lastest version now displays your score as you go in real time, animates the card flips, includes sound effects and will display your previous score on the next puzzle.
This game also increases in difficulty in two ways. The first way is that the cards turn over quicker each time you progress to the next level puzzle. The second increase in difficulty is the amount of time the cards are displayed for until they automatically flip back down.
Can you remember them all?
My game is now not only 3 tiered but complete with my own graphics!
Play it below by clicking the play button and matching the different coloured dogs and dog houses.
Obviously loads of work to go but feeling optimistic about the outcome having gotten this far.
Still need to develop:
Sheesh, I thought I was close until I wrote that list.
Puc puc puc wucka wucka wucka…
I have now developed my first Flash game beyond what the standard offer is from the text book, into a game with 3 stages of progressive memory match games – and it works!
It took some serious ‘nutting out’ but once I really understood what was going on I found I could do what I had originally planned and create 3 games with a click through progression into one. This is going to hold me in excellent stead now to develop the narrative and then integrate my graphics.
Anyway, now you can click to play and follow through the 3 different puzzles below in this simple matching/memory puzzle game. None of the graphics are mine and the title pages and click through pages are just place holders while I work through the code.
My inspiration from Tim Burton pieces has spawned my latest piece, a self portrait in Burton-esque style.
It has been too long between posts that much I know, but I have good reason, and that is the last Trimester I was studying Computer Games Design and it was heavy going. In reflection I had no idea it … Continue reading
As a student and comms man who writes a bazillion reports I do it… let’s say quite often.
I never use a mouse though.
F12 is the only key I press for that repetitive report writer’s nightmare task.
How many times do you sit looking at Microsoft Word and need to open a brand spanking new blank docucment? File, New, choose which type and click ok? Nuh uh.
Ctrl N. Simultaneously and voila – new word doc ready to roll.
Do you hate the way Word is configured so that every time you open a doc from someone else it opens in reading preview which I personally despise and thinks my retinas agree?
Configuring Word to open and action documents exactly how you expect them to is a crucial timesaving, productivity gaining (ugh weasel words) activity that I insist you do right now.
In Office 2007 click the ribbon, and at the very bottom under all the file actions there is a button sort of hiding by blending in a little too well called Word Options. Click it and go nuts, configure how documents open, how your colour theme looks, how different actions and responses can word, oops I mean work.
In Office 2003 right click an empty space inside a blank word dock and chose Properties, then click Themes. Chosing a different theme can even increase the performance of slower older computers. Worth checking out those options.
And what is a docx document I hear you ask your neighbour?
A docx document is the standard default word document type if you use Office 2007. Stupidly it isn’t backwards compatible, which means that if you use 2007 and your pod buddy uses 2003 then she wont be able to open your docx document.
I haven’t found a solution for that setting yet so unfortuanatly all I can recommend is that every time you use F12 (that’s right kids, Save As) that you must select the default ‘Save As Type’ drop down menu item and change it too Word 97 – 2003 Document.
Do you know any other time saving productivity tips for Office products?
I have been reading about it, dreaming of it, pondering purchasing, interpretting Jobs’ reality distortion field and generally weighing up the pros and cons about the illusive iPad. And I have decided what you will most likely do with it … Continue reading