Month: May 2016

Phasers on Stun!

Phasers on Stun!

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After a bit of worry I have settled on using Phaser for my primary means of making games. Phaser is a javascript library for Html5, specifically made for building games. It will soon be changing it's name to Laser, so in future, you'll want to look for that. Why did I choose phaser? Because I can still rapidly produce games, and by my definition that means starting and releasing a game in the same day. It has a lot of physics that I had to program myself in flash. I has something called states, which can easily be reset. Think of a state like a screen. We would have the main state where all the action takes place, a game over state, a title state, a high score state, etc. Because I can reset it that means when a player wants to play again, I don't have to reset a lot of varia...
I still love Flash but…

I still love Flash but…

Game Development
I have had a 15 year relationship with what is now Adobe Flash. 15 years is a long time in the tech world. Things come and go. A lot of my office coworkers were around 6 or 7 when I started using that particular program. I was reluctant to try it at first. There is always an apprehension when trying out a new language. It was the end of 2001, working at a company called tournamentgames.com. I had just started a few weeks before, and was asked to try out the program, Macromedia Flash 5. Not CS5, as it later was called but just 5. There wasn't much information online at the time about flash, but we muddled through and produced a few games. After a bit, the code became second nature. A lot of people were using flash, but no everyone used the coding part of it. There was a demand for code...

Changing the Audio Player Colors

Wordpress
Wordpress makes it easy to add an mp3 player to our post and pages, but it can be a bit boring. You can make the player stand out by tweaking the css. This is an image of the standard player that comes with wordpress and here is my modified player Below is the css code I am using to turn the player red, white and blue. Simply copy the code below and replace the color with whatever you like. You can use a plugin to set custom css code (I use simple custom css) /* yellow focus */ .mejs-controls .mejs-button button:focus { outline: none !important; } /*background color*/ .mejs-controls, .mejs-mediaelement, .mejs-container { background: url('') !important; background-color: red !important; } /* text color */ .mejs-currenttime, .mejs-duration {...