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Created : 30 April 2009
Edited : 31 December 1969
#001 - An Idea Started
"An Idea Started"
#001 - May 1st 2009
Tell all your friends!
5 Years On
1st May 2004, Blitzcoder closed its doors.
5 years on, and not much has changed.
Some of us have gone on to do amazing things.
The rest of us are still bobbing about writing silly
It's fun. It might not pay the bills, but it's fun!
.. If only it paid the bills!! ..
To those that have stuck around since the BlitzCoder
days, I'm glad you're still here. We've been
through CW, and lived to tell the tale!
To those who are new, enjoy the ride!!
Here's to another 5 years of insanity.
Afr0's decided he wants to make it in the Movie
business, and wants your ideas for possible short
animated stories. He's going to attempt to enter his
movie into a festival next year, as long as it's all
done in time!
Zardon's been using too much Temporary art, and now
needs to come up with a nice new theme for his work.
If you're a decent pixel artist, head on over and
help him out.
Coding inside a Game
JL235 wonders what kind of game can be made, if you
allow some kind of coding within the actual game's
world. Thoughts include RTS, Robot making, Logo and
even an entire hackable system!
Intel's "Level Up 2009" competition
Intel have come up with an intruiging way to
advertise their latest processors and graphic chips.
Get Indie developers to build a bunch of programs
that shows everything off, as best they can.
There's a great big bunch of prizes on offer, so go
and see what you can do.
"Entangled Rectangles Mobile" by Pio
Pio recreated the classic "Rectangles stuck together
untangle them all!" puzzler, using Midlet Pascal.
If you've a decent phone, you can probably run it!
Let him know if you can!
"RPGMaker" by Realtime
A 3D RPG Creation tool. Realtime had been working
on it for quite a while, but doesn't have the time
to finish it anymore. The project is entirely open
source, so why not have a look and see what you can
do with it.
"H~S~R : Horizontal Shooter Redux" by Jayenkai
Recreated in Blitz3D, this is yet another version of
Jay's super happy swirly shooter. It comes with
Online highscores and a nice blurry background!
Functional/Game Blogger (Linked by JL235)
A blogger who like to write things in a nice big
lengthy way. These are the types of blogs you'd
happily pop onto your phone, or other e-reader, so
you can relax and read all about coding.
A great read.
We Didn't Start the Flamewar (Linked by Jayenkai)
A very well made video. Simple, but really quite
nice, in a "that's quite impressive" kind of way.
Introversion's year of hell (Linked by Jayenkai)
Introvision had a really bad year in 2008.
Founder, Chris Delay, tells of what went wrong, and
why it all happened!
#1, it's not much.
But it can be better.
Every week I'll be compiling a bunch of these.
Links, topics, showcases, things like that.
If you want to be part of this, use the forum, that's
what it's there for.
Give me some suggestions for things in future issues.
It's rubbish. It'll get better!
Let get this started!