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A topic by Richard Marks created Jun 04, 2016 Views: 134 Replies: 9
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I haven't named what I'm making for this thing yet, hell, I don't even know what I am making yet. So I'm just starting this thread to kick off my progress tracking. I'm going to start with the basics, and get my rendering engine up and running. I'm using ECMAScript 2015 via the Babel 6 transpiler, and a library-free HTML5 canvas rendering setup.

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Okay I have put up a public github repo where I will be committing my project sources to. Feel free to check things out if you are interested.

Just the initial project is there at the moment, nothing more than the minimal boilerplate project setup. ~30 minutes of setup.


I have some basic rendering routines in place now, and I think I'm going to have to break til tomorrow. I've been awake since 7am and it's 1:17am now... Night. Hopefully I can get something shiny built tomorrow.


I have added some basic mouse input support and refactored my rendering routines a bit for more flexibility. Still don't know what I want to create yet... Maybe something will come to mind after I add in keyboard input support, which is next on my todo list. :)


Just added some really crappy keyboard input support. I'm tired of working on it at this time, may come back to it later, or ignore it altogether and build a mouse based game. Don't know yet... Taking a break now.


Excited to work on my project again tomorrow! Going to try to start getting some sort of game mechanics rocking.


Alright I didn't get a lot of time yesterday to work on things, I was away from the house for most of the day, but I did get some things done. I haven't pushed the latest commits just yet. I did finally decide what I want to create as far as a game though. I'm going to try to put in most of today's hours into this thing, because now that I have the idea in my head, I really want to finish it.

I started fresh as far as code goes, only copying over a portion of one of the previously created (from last week's commits) files. Things have a different approach this time around, and it's been going well. I will push the new stuff up when I call it a day tonight.

Time to dig in and start kicking this todo-list's ass!


After realizing that I was going to end up with over 100MB of assets to do what I wanted to do, I decided to take a different approach entirely... Which led me to start writing a software 3d rendering engine for my project. I've pushed it up to my github repository if you are curious... I've still got a few bugs at the moment that I need to go over my maths again and see where the problem originates from, so that I can squash them.

If I can get to the point where my initial gameplay environment is running before end of day, I will be happy. If not, well... then reaching finished game status by end of the jam will be really really difficult if not impossible altogether.


Didn't get to the point I wanted to yesterday. That leaves me with two days left. I only just now realized that The last day of this jam is June 19th and that's Father's Day. I'm probably going to work on my entry on June 17th and the 18th so that I'm open to do other things on Sunday.



So my entry is finally done, sort of. I didn't get to do what I wanted, but I'm happy with the result. It was built from the ground up in < 24 hours.

I'll be putting up the source code to the game and the many tools I built to create it soon.

Enjoy Walled In.