So, yeah. I'm at Uni now. Well, I've been here about a month now, but whatever. I'm doing Computer Science with Games Development at The University of Hull.
Lectures are currently really boring, they're going from basics (LULZ WHAT DOES AN IF STATEMENT DO?). This does mean I can sleep/design portal levels/play games in them though :D
Also, no homework/coursework is being set yet, so I have epic amounts of free time to waste. Mostly I spend them on playing games, portal mapping, and random programming based things of win.
As Hull is a 4-5 hour drive from where I was before, I live in a Hall of Residence now. Actually, here's some pictures of my room from like, 5-10 minutes before this blog is posted:
My room overall
My PC of win
My Bed, lulz
Sink and me in the mirror :O Zelda T-Shirt FTW
Mmm, cookies and muffins. Need to buy more though =(
Posters of win. Possibly
"I has a box, and it's Orange :O"
OH SHIT ITS ME (Like my Zelda wristband?)
Does mean I have to cook/wash up/remember to sleep/do the laundry/buy food/get up in the morning myself now though... that last one I'm finding hard, repetitive alarms don't wake me.
Also, the second largest game shop in Europe opened in Hull over the weekend (why Hull? XD). So obviously everyone on the Games Dev course had to go on a pilgrimage to retrieve holy artifacts from the hands of the shop-keepers. It was awesome, they had XBox360's for £100, Phantom Hourglass for £10 (I'd already ordered it though), and DS's with two games for about £50. They also had large amounts of games-related merchandise, like my wristband :D. GameStation are nuts XD
I keep mentioning that I'm mapping for portal, so here's what I'm up to:
And here's the design for it I drew in a lecture about variable types (LULZ WHERE SHOULD YOU USE AN INT?):
Also, I need testers for the map - talk to me on MSN if you have Portal =P
Games I've been playing recently:
[li]Half-Life 2: Episode 2
[li]Unreal Tournament 2004 (We'll be mapping for it as coursework!)
[li]Frets on Fire
(check this out, free Guitar Hero for PC basically)
[li]Phantom Hourglass (soon, was supposed to arrive today =/)
Portal rocks so hard, gotta love GLaDOS too XD
The ending song is fantastic, I extracted it from the GCF and play it all the time now.
I've been working on some more Space-Art in random moments of boredom-with-programming-mapping-or-playing-games.
Here's what I'm working on so far:
(possibly not the final name)
Going to add 2 more planets, one big one in the foreground, and another behind the one already there. Also meteors and debris and stuff.
Oh, and that's 20% of the size I'm working at :D
...has been neglected. I'm learning C# now anyways, and I've been busy doing other awesome stuff too. I hope to finish the last game I was working on though, as I want to submit at least one complete game here =P
Anyway, the last thing I was working on is Nucleus, for those of you who I've told about it.
Here's some screenies:
A blog from me that has more than a screenfull of content? :O WHERE DID THE REAL ME GO?!
Now feel free to write random comments that mostly ignore what I've written =P