Category: Bullfrog

  • Bullfrog Teaser Screen Shot

    I haven’t posted any updates on my development progress on Bullfrog for a while. I’ve been very busy trying to get the game ready for the OMG Cup 2005 deadline of Midnight, November 28. Once I get through the deadline, I’m planning on writing a postmortem on the development of the game. I’ve learned a…

  • OMG Cup: One Week Left

    One week to go until the Original Mac Games Cup deadline. The game is code complete barring no bugs or serious performance issues over the next week of testing and game play balancing. The majority of the work left to do is to incorporate the final artwork. I’m only waiting on the final animated sprites…

  • Bullfrog Alpha v0.80 Released

    I’ve been very busy with the new day job. It’s really taken a huge chunk of my time. Fortunately I’ve been able to eek out enough time to finally ready a new build of Bullfrog. This past week of heads down game programming has produced the following changes for this new release: heavy bug animation…

  • Game Icon and Artwork – Part 3

    In Part 2 of this series of articles, I presented Jordan Langille‘s initial sketch for the application icon for Bullfrog. His first try was dead on with what I was looking for. After approving the sketch, Jordan set off to create the initial version of the icon graphic. A week later, Jordan came back with…

  • Bullfrog Alpha v0.60 Released

    A new version of Bullfrog is now available with tons of enhancements. Though a majority of the work went into the refactoring of the cocoa and objective-c code. These were important changes that allow for adding new bugs in future versions. It also allows me to move away from procedurally built levels to designed levels…

  • Game Icon and Artwork – Part 2

    This morning, Jordan Langille delivered his sketch for the Bullfrog application icon. He was able to create what I had in mind on his first try. Now, he’s working on turning the sketch into an actual application icon. I set Jordan to work on the application icon first, because I felt having the icon to…

  • Game Icon and Artwork

    The game is nearing the point where I’m ready to begin incorporating professionally designed artwork. For this I’ve hired Jordan Langille of BuyIcons.com. Jordan comes highly recommended by Ian Jones. I’ll be sure to keep you updated on our progress.

  • Updated Project Plan

    I’ve updated my project plan to reflect the work so far on Bullfrog.

  • Bitmaps and Dragonflies

    More updates on the game development front. The game is turning out to be pretty fun and challenging. With the new bug types, it makes it very challenging to predict the bugs movement. I have a few more bug type ideas that I’ll be experimenting with that could prove to be quite challenging and interesting.…

  • Bullfrog Progress

    More game development progress updates: Water has been added (though it doesn’t affect game play yet) The frog’s tongue now has a recharge rate, so you can’t simply hold down the attack key Tongue Attack ready indicator via the tongue tip gets drawn Score Board keeps track of bugs, rounds, and time Frame Rate display…