It occurred to me that I never finished my mini-series of blog posts about Gravity Bomber, despite having a strong final version of the game.
I’ve spent the past month adding level generation and enemy AI into my game, which now has the working title ‘Gravity Bomber’.
This year, I’ve decided to give GameMaker—specifically, GameMaker Studio 2—another shot. It’s not that I hold any ambitions to be a developer, but I find the process of deciding what to build and then figuring out how to do it relaxing.
You’ve decided to take the plunge and get your first bow. Well done! But what do you need to buy? Modern recurves are modular, so there are choices to make around each part of the bow. Some of this is based on your physique and skill (how big should the bow be? How powerful?), but much of it will be around personal preference and what type of shooting you enjoy.
The 2 most likely questions for a budding archer to ask immediately after their first lesson are: “How much does a bow cost?” and “Where can I buy one?”. I generally recommend that any aspiring archer holds off buying a bow until they’ve been shooting regularly at a club for a while (6 months or more), but sooner or later we all hear the siren call of shiny new archery equipment.
Tom Baker says hello to me in what I am calling my proudest moment of 2012.
Even a basic understanding of the principles of Search Engine Optimisation will go a long way towards placing your site at the top of search engine results.
My previous post about writing for the web has now been published on Freelance:UK, a website for creative freelancers.
There’s a lot of bad writing on the web. This always surprises me, because the reality is that writing online is not particularly difficult once you know what you’re doing. The problem is that, if you don’t know what you’re doing, bad writing can destroy any chance your site has of attracting repeat visitors.