With the large variety of projects that are on the go, it makes sense to have a page where all of my projects are organized and kept up to date. There will be no code here, only descriptions of projects and possibly some links to their source packages. This will be the first place that is updated when there is a significant advancement or change in a project, anywhere from programming, to writing to beta testing.
Java Video Game Project
This is a project that I have been working on for several years now as an aside to my learning, and it is finally becoming feature complete. The latest build available of the game includes both the server and server toolkit for preparing and editing campaign maps, as well as hosting the server. The server is dedicated and thus will run in its own console window outside of the game. The client is a graphics enriched 2D world that now has support for double and triple buffering, animations and chatting.
The next release of the game will include an update to enable audio, the client updater software to download new tile sets and campaign maps from the server, as well as the first preview for smooth animations. The smooth animations will make use of the double buffering feature in the previous build, allowing for animated tiles, smooth walking and attack animations as well as text effects during battle (such as damage information).
This project was a great way to launch myself into more modern programming styles and many iterations (in many languages) can be found in the code repository. But as of late, it has gone on the back burner as I have many other commitments and projects that I want to explore.
This is my first attempt at designing a fully scalable web application and will be my first attempt at designing a mainstream product. The site will allow users to rate movies that they have watched, build top movies lists, watch trailers and share reviews. This site will be designed fully with the user in mind with intuitive menus and navigation. Expect an early demo sometime in late February, and possibly a beta in March.
Update: This project has been abandoned on its own and moved into a larger project that I am researching and developing (conceptually based from LangCMS designed by William Lang), but applied in a much more broad base sense that it can be a more generic CMS plus community tool. There are many sites out there that have this developed for their own use, but I think a platform that can be used as a social medium, a catalog of information, a CMS or a combination of any of the three would be a great contribution.
This is a company I am aiming to found to ultimately do augmented reality as a service. This is I guess more than a project, given I am going to attempt to found a startup company. More information will be available on http://www.studiofourtwo.com in the coming months. If you are interested in this venture (funding, programming, managing, marketing), please don’t hesitate to contact me. Given this is a very new and emerging market, it will be slow at first to build the concepts that are needed for success, but it will be fun to adventure into newer research and development territory .