Category Archives: Computer Games
Once again people from all over the world will be slaving away heartily for 168 hours to produce a game of magnificent proportions. Or just trying to get something where an @ moves around the screen a bit without crashing.
My favorite thing about the 7dRL Challenge is exactly that, it’s a challenge, not a competition. Many people will try many things and success is a measure of personal achievement rather than external judging. While there is some judging, it’s meant to be a summary to help people find finished games they might be interested in rather than as a hard ranking of contestants.
This year the dates chosen are March 8-16th. I strongly recommend that you join in the fun and attempt to make a roguelike! This is the sort of event where risk of complete failure is pretty low and no matter what you’re bound to learn a lot in the attempt.
For more information on it, check out the official page: http://www.roguebasin.com/index.php?title=7DRL_Challenge_2014
Practice your Java!
I created this lab with the intent that someone with a basic knowledge of Java could practice various things from control statements to threading in any order they wanted.
This project starts with a minimally functional game that runs out of the box. Users are then provided with several uncoupled instructions to add functionality to the game. Although you don’t need to, I highly recommend adding an input game loop to the game to allow for more than one move
The lab zip file available here contains all of the needed source and library files, as well as a .pdf of the instructions.
Now get going on your ultimate winter themed roguelike!
New alternate font now available!
Full change log:
- Menu tweaks
- Added ability to choose a more traditional font
- Refactored to remove tearing on screen changes
Get it here: http://squidpony.com/AttackTheGeth1.4.zip
Big feature add in this edition is the credits:
Changes from previous edition:
- Added Credits screen
- Changed “Exit” on main menu to “Exit Game”
- Added custom icon to the window
This version is still essentially the same as the 7dRL version, no gameplay changes have been made.
Geth it here: http://squidpony.com/AttackTheGeth1.3.zip