Category: Bullfrog

  • Bullfrog: Improving AI

    I’ve been steadily plugging away at my list of bugs and enhancements for the upcoming release and finally tackled one area that I had been avoiding: improving the AI of some of the bugs. Most of the bugs had a pretty random set of behaviors depending on how close to the edge of the screen…

  • Bullfrog: Top Priority Bugs Resolved

    Tonight, I completed the last of my top seven prioritized “cases” for the next release of Bullfrog. I have twenty total issues assigned to this next release, though a large portion of them are of the nice-to-have type. Depending on time, we’ll see how many of them actually make it into the release. As part…

  • Bullfrog: Next Release

    I started work on the next release of Bullfrog this weekend. There was a short list of bugs and features that I didn’t have time for prior to the OMG Cup deadline. So, while I’m brainstorming on what the next project will be I thought I may as well try and knock some of the…

  • Bullfrog: A Postmortem

    When iDevGames.com announced the 2005 OMG Cup in October I immediately considered entering. A contest was just the right motivation for me to actually start and hopefully finish a game project. Aside from needing an idea, there were a few hurdles to tackle. Not only was this my first game project in almost fifteen years,…

  • OMG Cup 2005: Winners Announced

    iDevGames has announced the winner and runners-up for the 2005 OMG Cup. You can play the winning games as well as all 36 entries by visiting the OMG Cup Downloads Page.

  • Bullfrog in the French News, Again.

    Bullfrog gets mentioned on another French website, Mac à l’école (Mac at School). Original French Text: Des jeux intéressants à utiliser en classe issus du concours idevgames 2005… Encore plus de choix cette année (36 logiciels), et avouons-le, nous n’avons pas tout testé ! Pour commencer Bullfrog plaira aux plus petits. Il s’agit de diriger…

  • Bullfrog in the News

    Bullfrog was briefly mentioned on the french website Jeux Mac For those of us that are French impaired, here is a snippet from the google translation of the article: Whereas OriginalMacgames Contest is about to close its doors in order to return its verdict, there it is still possible to go to download the registered…

  • 2 Days Left in OMG Cup Public Voting

    If you haven’t already checked out entries in the 2005 Original Mac Games Cup, you only have two days left before the public voting phase closes. On December 15, 2005 the contest will move into the second round where the top entries will face the official judges. 36 free Mac games are waiting to be…

  • Game Icon and Artwork – Part 4

    In Part 3 of this series on the artwork behind Bullfrog, I revealed the revisions leading up to the final version of the Bullfrog application icon. For Part 4 of the series, I originally planned to begin taking you through step by step as I worked with my artist, Jordan Langille to specify and refine…

  • Announcement: Bullfrog Released

    After a ton of work over the past month designing and programming my first Mac game, it is finally finished. All the final artwork and animation is complete. All known bugs have been fixed. The final executable binary has been packaged and zipped. Bullfrog has been officially entered into the 2005 OMG Cup and public…