Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Foundation

The Foundation open-source library has been released in it's JavaScript flavor. In it's initial state, it features only the very basic building blocks necessary to develop a JavaScript game engine, but they're ready to go. It's been written from the ground up as a foundation (pun intended) for any kind of game development. See the API for further information on what the library contains.

As a proof of concept, the initial release has been linked to the demo version of Ms. Starship, so it can be stated that "it works". With the current set of tools, which includes animated sprites and collision detection, one can easily develop a simple game by only adding the game loop and some sort of input control.

As soon as more generic objects become componentized, they will be added to the library. A full-blown engine is in the roadmap, leaving only the game-specific logic to be implemented by whoever uses the library. There's also a Java version of the library in the plans, but I haven't released anything yet. The main goal features both libraries with the same design, so game code can be easily ported between them.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Ms. Starship 2013 Demo Released

I've just released the official 2013 demo for Ms. Starship, featuring the same cooperative playing from the alpha version and two full levels. You can only get it through this link. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Starship Ported to iOS

My good friend Ricardo Koch has just released a port of Starship for iOS on the App Store. Although there are no buttons on iDevices, the port has remained true to the original. Nicely done!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Best Offline Games Other than Angry Birds on Chrome

Starship #1 game featured on Best Offline Games Other than Angry Birds on Chrome!

Here's what InfoInspired had to say about it:

"A classic-style shoot’em up game in which you control a small boat and explore the stars. Collect power ups and collect new weapons, some allies, extra protection and even extend your game with additional lives through 8 levels. An awesome fantasy game that surely offers countless hours of entertainment."

Monday, March 26, 2012

Top 20 Chrome Web Store Games

Starship #18 game featured on Top 20 Chrome Web Store Games!

Here's what Web.AppStorm had to say about it:

"Starship is an odd indie game in which you’re controlling an 16-bit ship in space. Your goal is to avoid all obstacles and shoot the incoming asteroids to destroy them. This game is very addicting and is a great time-killer for those moments when you need a little bit of psychedelic fun."

Besides the fun description, it was too cool to see Starship there among the likes of Frogger and Plants vs. Zombies.