Game Development Personal Development

Thousander Club Update: February 19th

For this week’s Thousander Club update:

Game Hours: 262.25 (previous year) + 30.75 (current year) = 293 / 1000
Game Ideas: 616 (previous year) + 0 (current year) = 616 / 1000

I have been spending part of the week figuring out what I should call v1.0 of my Space Invaders clone. I want to finish it as soon as possible so that I can release it and immediately start working upon new features and variations. While I could continue to work on it, I would rather be able to point to a finished game and claim it is mine, no matter how derivative, than to continue to explain that I have not finished a game yet.

I had a friend try the game out yesterday, and there were no complaints about speed or controls. When I had first started, it was apparent that the aliens moved too fast, especially for someone who hasn’t been developing the game for hours. At the very least, I now know that I have a playable demo that people seem to have no problem picking up and playing.