Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Well here we are in 2011. I’d like to say I have big plans for writing some retro games this year but I bet I won’t have much in the way of free time. For years now I’ve been wanting to rewrite Virgin Atlantic Challenge, the game I wrote for the Spectrum at least 25 years ago. I’d like to do it with proper 3D models but that looks to be a beast of a project. More likely is my “Dave the dog” game which I started writing in Delphi. I wasn’t happy with the structure of the classes so I may start again but use XNA and the .net framework. Starting again won’t be as bad as it sounds as a lot of the code I wrote already exists in XNA so no extra work to be done there. The map data and graphics already exist so they too can just slot in. I’d like to get a small demo up and running to get some feedback. Only time will tell how it pans out, so watch this space.
New years day was spent recovering from the night before. What better place to do this than by watching my local football team play in sub-zero conditions. My local team is Harlow Town who regularly get beaten by Enfield. This year we held them to a 2-2 draw so hopefully next time we’ll beat them.