Sunday, March 11, 2012

Color World (in progress)








































Work in Progress











It's true what they say about how 80% of the work gets done in 20% of the time and the rest is spent trying to get the project done. I had a prototype of a simple puzzle game over a weekend. Then i just left it in the dark. I really liked this game because it was born out of my love for "tripple town" a simple but addictive game. I realized this was quite similar to another game i wrote SQUARED  for the mozilla game dev contest. At the time i was really happy with the "art style" but now not so much.. but i did still enjoy the gameplay. With some tweaks it could be a fun game on the "touch enabled" devices. I've been working on and off this weekend on getting one of my prototypes to a presentable state.. here is a comparison..
Prototype in game Screenshot
Ive spent a lot of time today trying to find the right service for getting the leaderboard up. I was using playtomic.com but with my perceived notion of their un-availability, i started looking at other options.. http://www.scoreoid.net/ seemed like a really good alternative till i realized that i needed a php capable hosting to be able to use it unlike playtomic which just works with js.

The hosting of playtomics' javascript library on their site seems to have some problem and i was unable to access it. I just assumed that i wouldn't be able to use this service since the browser would require a cross-domain  ajax request to handle the data. Little did i know that xmlHttp and the corresponding m$ implementation already have this and that playtomic already uses it. So basically i can just get the playtomic js file from their git hub hosting bundle it along with the game and i should be able to show up a basic score board.

On another note.. i just discovered c9.io "cloud based editing software" pretty neat.. its' well integrated with the github... so it is extra easy to get started with your projects. .. do try it out if you haven't already..

Update: You can try the game online at https://sites.google.com/site/vkgamedev/home/colortheory
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