Archive for December 2013

Draw Santa’s Beard!

Draw Santa's Beard Game

HoHoHo! Merry Christmas! Have you ever been at the mall and wished you could customize Santa’s beard, and make the jolly old elf look the way YOU wanted him to? No? You haven’t!? The thought never even crossed your mind? Well, you can do it anyway with this little web app thingy I made, just in time for Christmas!

And don’t think you’re limited to just his beard! You can draw his hat if you want to as well. Make him a pirate! Make him a ninja! Make him into Mrs. Claus! The possibilities are endless!



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Snowman Pong

Snowman Pong - JenniferAwesome.com

I made my Pong game even better and more Christmasy! Now it has snowmen and Christmas music. Ignore the fact that it’s kind of morbid for people made from snow to be throwing snowballs at each other for fun and enjoy!.

Merry Christmas! (Or “Happy Holidays” if you prefer.)

Use the mouse to control your snowman.

How to Make Pong in Flash with ActionScript 3.0

Pong by Jen Ný

Being completely new to Flash and ActionScript 3.0, I turned to online tutorials to learn some of the basics to make my own Pong game. I’ve never made an online tutorial before, but I wanted to help other people who are new to Flash learn how to expand on the tutorials I used to make a better Pong game (and learn more about ActionScript 3.0 and Flash in the process).



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Pong!

Pong by Jen Ný

As I mentioned in my last post, I just started learning Flash on my own. Here’s the first game I made using Flash; Pong! My Pong game is just like traditional Pong, except the paddles and ball are pink, which instantly makes it better!

I’ll post the resources I used to learn how to make Pong (plus my own instructions for the things I couldn’t find tutorials for online) in my next post. For now, enjoy playing Pong (because you didn’t get enough of it in the ’80s!):



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One Semester Down

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I just finished my first semester of the Computer Games and Simulation Design degree. I got A’s in all of my classes, including over 100% in both Intro to Game Design and Programming in C# (due to extra credit that I probably didn’t really need to do).

Next semester I will be taking 2D Game Programming, Game Applications for Emergent Platforms, and Digital Illustration. According to the course description, we will be using the Torque game engine in the the 2D programming course. I’m hoping the Digital Illustration class uses Adobe Illustrator, rather than some other lesser known vector graphics alternative, since I already have and use Illustrator.



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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Mrs. Claus Outfit

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Mrs. Claus
I made this festive Mrs. Claus costume for Animal Crossing: New Leaf especially for the holidays. This outfit is similar to my Santa Claus outfit, except in dress form. If you're a guy, you might be more interested in my Santa Claus outfit: Animal Crossing: New

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Santa Claus Outfit

Santa Claus Costume for Animal Crossing: New Leaf

I haven’t been playing Animal Crossing much lately. Too many other games have been released recently, plus the whole college thing getting in the way. Anyway, I visited my village, Dinotown, long enough to spread holiday cheer and make a couple festive outfits. This post contains the QR codes for a Santa Claus outfit. (Check my next post for Mrs. Claus.)



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Santa’s Arctic Escape!

Santa's Arctic Escape

Santa’s sleigh crashed in Antarctica (darn Apple maps!). He must find his sleigh so he can deliver his gifts to all the good girls and boys on Christmas Eve. Help Santa find his sleigh and escape from the frozen tundra!

There are many arctic creatures who don’t possess the spirit of Christmas and want to harm Santa. Be careful not to be attacked.



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Beach Tic-Tac-Toe

Beach Tic-Tac-Toe

The 8th game I made in Intro to Game Design was this simple tic-tac-toe game. It was just to learn the basics of scripting. I used summery beach-themed graphics because I’m already tired of this cold weather. I’m sure most other people living in Ohio agree with that sentiment.

There isn’t really much else to say; it’s tic-tac-toe. Get three pairs of your sandals in a row before the computer.



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Garden Wars

Garden Wars

Garden Wars was the 7th game I made in Intro to Game Design. It is about two flowers who are warring over control of a garden. Ridiculous concept, I know. I got the idea while playing the 3DS StreetPass game, Flower Town (I bought the bundle with all four StreetPass games). Anyway, Garden Wars is nothing like that. It’s more like a simplistic BattleTanx, but with flowers instead of bad-ass tanks.



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