Contact Info / Websites
Hey everyone, it's been a while since I made a news post, so I decided it's time for a new one.
-MayesMods small company offering cheap consumer electronics mods and repairs in the UK
-FireStorm rockets small company building and launching small amateur rockets and manufacturing electronic modules
-FireStorm 5 multi-stage experimental amateur rocket aiming to achieve an altitude of 1km and collect data on altitude, time, pressure, and temperature, and develop it into future rockets (help fund the project) (official website) (prototype schematic)
After 2 laptops, I finally decided to build myself a decent desktop with the following specs.
-Intel i5-760 @3.33GHz (Overclocked from 2.8GHz, got for birthday) £130
-8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Corsair RAM(2x4GB, already bought) £40
-Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 Motherboard (already bought) £67
-NovaTech 600w Modular PSU (already bought) £37
-Plexus 500VA UPS (already bought) £30
-2x Hitachi 500GB Sata-II hard drives (already bought) £50
-Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX550Ti OC edition @970MHz w/ 1GB GDDR5 @4200MHz (already bought) £100
-Phillips 21.5" 22IEL2SB 1920x1080 DVI monitor (already bought) £108
-Sony 15.6" SDM-N50 1024x768 VGA monitor (already bought) £25
-Zalman Z9 ATX PC case (already bought) £55
-Lite-on iHOS104 Blu-Ray-R+DVD/CD-RW Drive (already bought) £44
-Akasa All-in-one PC control panel (already bought) £40
-Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro R2 (already bought, applied with MX-4 compound) £24
-Generic Backlit blue/green keyboard (already bought) £25
-Saitek Cyborg V1 Gaming Mouse (already bought) £9
-TP-LINK wifi-N 5GHz PCI-E card (already bought) £15
-Prosound Dolby 5.1 Digital PCI sound card (already bought) £20
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (already bought) £56
Total spent: £875
Haven't really made many games recently, but I am currently working on a tower defense with Tim which is turning out pretty good (preview coming soon), and also I will be starting work on a pico day submission again with LDAF shortly.
nearly a month late, but I've been pretty busy lately. Anyway, on the morning of the 7th of august, me and my dad got up at about 7AM. Had breakfast and drove to the train station (we went from Southampton central since we were staying with my grandparents in North Baddesley). Got the 9:31 train to waterloo, which arrived in London on time at 10:44. Then I met Matt and Tim outside WHSmith. Tim was already staying in london, but actually lives in winchester, only a few miles away from my grandparents. Matt was staying with his nan in Kingston. Matt's dad and My dad then went off to the imperial war museum and we walked to the london eye, then over the bridge to westminster. We got lunch in tesco and I got food poisoning from a tuna sandwich :(. Then at around 12:15 we started walking back to the london eye and met a few other people (sorry I couldn't remember your names) and then met up with everyone else a few minutes before 1PM. Luis arrived on time and shook my hand :). We talked to a few other people and eventually headed off towards namco, taking the group photo on the way. Then we arrived at namco, and spend the rest of our time there. Tim went off for a bit and me and matt went on the simulator thingy, and a few games of baskeetball and silent strike (or whatever the sniper one was called). Was pretty fun until I lost my wallet, I wasn't too upset since It only had £20 cash and my debit card, which I canceled and just got a new one today. I spent about an hour or so looking for it but eventually gave up, and matt payed for a few games of bumper cars which was pretty fun. at around 5PM, we said goodbye to a few people, couldn't find Tim though (I think they said they went to Camden or something). Met my dad at the train station and bought me a new ticket, it was only £6 (It cost me and my mum £6.50 just to go from green park to Westminster on the tube a few weeks before). Train left at 6:15 and got back at around 7:30. Drove back to grandparents house and packed, then drove home at about 9:15. Got back to Cheltenham at about 11:30.
Well, me and Jephz have decided to restart Mage RPG, renaming it Redwood, after the main character's name. We are hoping to get it sponsored for about $1500 because he wants an iPhone 4 and so do I, although I might end up getting a macbook. I am also working on pico's mission but I have 10 months still, eternal darkness (my horror zombie game) and my apollo 11 game which hopefully I can get sponsored for about £150 or so. I will keep this updated with updates and links to previews when I have them.
Just to clear things up, yes I am still working on the projects mentioned im my last post But I seem to work better on shorter-term projects, so I am working on an Apollo 11 game where you can fly to the moon, land, dock with the CSM and return to earth safely. It should be out by the end of the month, and im doing all the graphics myself :) And I got my friend matt to do the voice acting (no, that acount isnt an alt, but I made him make a newgrounds acount and he couldnt come up with a good name, and used mine, and also he isnt very good at flash/very active on NG)
Well, my metal collab is still going but not looking too good, so make sure to join that if you havent already. I am still working on Desert Rampage (my artllery game) But me and funkycaveman are working on a horror style zombie game, still in quite an early stage of development, but hey. WE are still thinking of names, but I think "Eternal Darkness" is the best one. Here is a preview of it so far. WASD or arrows to move, mosue to look around (and will later be used to shoot) and shift to sprint.
Well, to start, alot of people want to know whats going on about Mage RPG. Well, I have kind of given up on it. Lots of people who were helping me dropped out, and I havent really done anything on it for ages, bad feedback, and there were so many programming problems in it. At this rate, it would be finished to a low standard and take several more years, so I have now stoped working on it officially. I am still going to keep all the files and the website though, as I might manage to fix all the problems one day if im really bored, but im not gonna do any more work on it now.
Secondly, I got Adobe CS4 web premium for christmas, which is great! All the programs have so any new features and are really easy to use. Web Premium includes Flash, Photoshop Extended, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Fireworks, Contribute, Soundbooth, Acrobat, Bridge, Device Central, Version Cue, Media Encoder, Drive, and Extension Manager CS4. I have tried out some or the programs, I really like Illustrator and flash, I would really recomend it for anyone wanting to buy it.
Finally, some of you may have already noticed, but I have got a new layout. My new logo was made in illustrator as a vector, and the icon was also done as a vector in illustrator, based on an iPhone icon.
My collab, The Metal Collab still has plenty of spaces (I need people to join so I can get rid of people that havent responded for months) so feel free to join that still. At the moment, that is the only real "big" flash project I am working on ATM is that, so if anyone wants to do a platformer or some other game with me, that would be cool.
Edit: I have now started work on an aritllery game, here is the thriead with the latest version and information about it.
EDIT: new tutorial level now released! Click here to play it.
EDIT: The new mage-rpg forums are up and running! You can access them by going to the official website and clicking on forums, or by going to http://magerpgforums.freeforums.org. They are also not filtered on most school computers! I also have the improved character in the main game and the inventory working, but it is still very glitchy. Thanks to WhoknowsmeaUdIo for helping- I will try and fix the movement and inventory withing about a week.
EDIT: the official website is now finished! Track the progress of the RPG, play demos, chat in the forum, vote, and download official mage-rpg wallpaper, screensavers, ang get banners for your site!
YES! My RPG (Now called mage RPG) Is making alot of progress, so I decided to re-post this with updated information.
To view the latest version of the game, click here. This is going to be the tutorial level of the game. Please leave comments if you notice any glitches, want to help with it, or any recomendations/changes.
Here are the things I still need help on:
Enemies----------------Complete - still needs some improvement
Map/level design----tutorial level done, level design done
Quests-----------------No help yet
Here is a map of the game game so far: (tutorial level)
EDIT: I just realized the preloader dosent work sometimes so when it has loaded you have to right-click and select play
EDIT: Changed URL to latest version and updated list. Also, as a reply to Skask, I will make it easier when I figure out how to do shapeFlag rather than hitTest (AsianSpark is helping me :D)
I am currently working on an RPG. To view the latest version of the game, click here. Here are all the things I need help on:
Money-------------------No help yet
Shops-------------------No help yet
Map/level design----Partially complete
Quests-----------------No help yet
Here is a rough sketch of what the game might be like: