Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Start of Precision

And the Flow of "Level & Lives" -Based Games

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5 days ago I posted my favorite IDE color scheme. If you read between the lines, that means I was sitting back down to my coding chair. Small note: thank you for the 100 download in 5 days of my Putty Base color scheme for Visual Studio.

I have started the final project of 3DBuzz's XNA Xtreme 101 volume 2: Precision.

With the start of this project, a game-flow discussion that turned out to be the standard game-flow of level- and lives-based games. I decided to chart it out. "Game Over" state can do a lot of things. You can go back to title, you can have a special "restart/continue/credit" scenario... that is pretty much up to you. The basic is the same all around.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What Makes a Good IDE Color Scheme

Last night I posted what is my all-time favorite color scheme. It then occurred to me that not everyone knows what to look for in a color scheme. It’s mostly a matter of taste, but there are essentials.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Putty your IDE

If you’re a developer or programmer and have spent considerable time reading and writing code, you know how important it is to have a good color scheme in your IDE that’s easy to read and easy for your eyes.

There are a lot of different color schemes for different IDE’s. I’ve looked on-and-off for years. I stuck to Ruby Blue on different IDE’s for quite some time. I recently stumbled on one and have ported it to different IDE’s... Putty!