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Thousander Club Update: July 17th

For this week’s Thousander Club update:

Game Hours: 131.75 / 1000
Game Ideas: 432 / 1000

Target: 525

There are 54 days left until the deadline for entering a game in IGF 2007: Countdown to IGF 2007

As far as Oracle’s Eye Prime is concerned, I managed to work on an input system. As of this writing, I was able to get individual entities to detect the state of a keypress and send messages to each other based on them. For now, that means that multiple images on the screen can move about in different ways depending on what keys they are paying attention to. This week I hope to implement detection of key presses and releases. I hope to have something resembling a game as well.

One of my computers has three problems: a rattling CPU fan, a chipset fan that doesn’t spin, and a hard drive that was giving me errors. I bought a new hard drive, but I left off the other fans, partly due to the fact that I need to go to the manufacturer for chipset fans and partly because I just want a new CPU fan but apparently I need a new heatsink as well since they don’t sell them separately. I’ll leave the fans to another day. Last night I started copying files over to the drive, but it is entirely possible that as you read this post that they files are still being copied. A 160GB drive with multiple partitions will need to copy everything over to the new 250GB drive.

And the weird thing? It was my backup drive.

I’m also considering the purchase of a Dell laptop. I wonder if I could order it today and receive it by this weekend, in time for the Chicago Indie Game Developer Club meeting:

Where: The Starbucks at
Streets of Woodfield
601 North Martingale Road
Schaumburg IL, 60173

Date: Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Time: 5:00 PM until whenever

If you’re in the Chicagoland area, feel free to drop by, give some feedback, and talk shop with other indies.

4 replies on “Thousander Club Update: July 17th”

Will you have anything to show at the meetup :)? Also do you think you can make IGF?

I might have at most a tech demo. I can show how configurable the engine currently is, but because it doesn’t do much, it might not be too impressive. And if I don’t have a Gnu/Linux laptop available, someone will need to compile a Win32 version for me. B-)

As for IGF, I have confidence that I’ll have something to submit. I just don’t know if it will be what I am currently planning.

Heh, no, more like I have 53 days left to get Oracle’s Eye completed. It just might end up morphing into something else entirely by the time it is done.

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