Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Space Bear is up and running

"Flying around a bear-head with 6 stars trailing behind it is quite a sight." Ergo

I've managed to upload the game to this blog (which was pretty tedious having in mind Bloggers' limitations...). So instead of downloading the game from GameJolt (which is currently offline) you can play it here --> http://madflame991.blogspot.com/p/space-bear.html

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Space Bear - my LD23 submission and 10th released game

For now I'm just going to post a screenshot and a download link. I'll upload the game to the blog as quick as I can...
Download from --> http://gamejolt.com/open-source/games/space-bear/files/space-bear/download/7747/9813/

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Functions meet Particle Swarm Optimization, Gears meet Update, LD 10 year anniversary

I've posted a little demo showing a Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm in action. Check it out here!

...and I've also updated the "More Gears" thingie. It now supports gears that orbit other gears and I've added  examples to go with this.

And in other news, Ludum Dare 23 is coming up between April 20th - 23rd and it's going to be big since it's the 10 year anniversary edition. Woohoo!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

2 gear problems

Consider two gears placed as illustrated in the first picture below. The bottom gear is fixed (it can not rotate or move in any way). The top gear is not fixed and can spin around the bottom gear while maintaining contact (thus spinning around its own axis).
Try to answer the following questions:

a. How much will the free gear have spinned around its own axis if its initial position is that in fig. 1 and its final position is that in fig. 3?

b. Solve the same problem, but for gears with different radiuses.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Let there be more gears!

This is a 3 hour experiment I've been cooking -->

There are 3 mechanisms so far and more will come (you can also build your own). I hope to add gears that spin around other gears, some form of latches (yeah, I'll try to make something Turing complete out of these) and more geary stuff to it.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Cube Cube Cat is here

This is why I haven't been updating Langtonia in the past month or so, I was hatching Cube Cube Cat. It's my take on arena shooters like Robotron: 2084 and Mutant Storm.

Cube Cube Cat is near