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The current set of Code Combat tutorials starts with directional movement and activation of pre-programmed behavior, continues with coordinate movement and targeting and conditional behavior and continues towards prediction calculations.
There is an editor, officially described as “broken”. I can confirm that the text editor was slow when I tried using it.
All in all, a very exciting project. I have noticed a few possible drawbacks so far:
- It’s not yet clear which parts will not remain proprietary. It looks like the excellent humor (writing) unfortunately will do so (legal page).
- The music tends to be too exciting to code to.
- There’s a CLA requirement for contributing.
The self described open-source rogue-like survivalcraft / driving game in a sci-fi zombie apocalypse has successfully reached its goal on Kickstarter, and one of the developers will now be able to work on it full-time for a few months to implement for example a back-end for proper graphics.
But see and hear about it yourself:
The first stretch-goal is close too, with 12 days remaining to pledge money towards this cool project.
Less rosy does it look for the previously featured Data Dealer project. With only 48 hours to go, but still about 10k missing it will be a close finish if at all. They got some remarkable press lately though and jumped up about 10k in the last days, so it is still possible. So if you haven’t done it yet, pledge here.
The the last Kickstarter game project we featured was sadly not successful and with only 11 days to go it doesn’t look too good for Data Dealer either. But this HTML5 and CC-by-SA licensed game project comes with a pretty cool idea and is quite playable already.
It centers around the idea that services like Facebook & Google really arn’t in the business of bringing you a good service (aka “If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold”) and makes a ironic game out of that.
Here is game-play trailer to give you an better idea:
Or try the current demo on their webpage.
Now of course as we have all recently learned (or at least got confirmation about), the reality is even more twisted than just the private business side of things. But over the revelations of the mass surveillance by the NSA & Co., we should still not forget that all those big internet companies arn’t victims by far either.
P.S.: My best wishes go out to Mr. Snowden! You are a hero of our generation.
Linus Torvalds not only showed his annoyance with Nvidia but also his love towards open source games in a recent talk (goto 58m20s).
ctdabomb, an active community member, converted and license-clarified the Art Museum SuperTuxKart racing track over the time span of about one and a half months, after asking the community for support.