Web Game Development
One Priceless Moment
25 Nov 2015 - Thoughts
In July 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon.
Zuma the JetPack Hero Update
01 Oct 2015 - Web Game Development
My new HTML5 game dev project how has an online playable demo.
Zuma is coming
22 Sep 2015 - Web Game Development
My new game Zuma The Jetpack Hero is being progressed swiftly and I plan to release a working demo very soon.
Amazon Kindle experiment update
12 Sep 2015 - writing
Well this is very exciting.
New game underway
12 Sep 2015 - Web Game Development
Just a quick note to say I have started work on a new game provisionally titled Zuma The Jetpack Hero.
My Amazon Kindle Experiment
03 Aug 2015 - writing
I have decided to experiment with self publishing some of my shorter fiction on Amazon Kindle.
More gameplay changes to Penguinvaders
03 Jun 2015 - Web Game Development
I have added cruiser ships and different powerup mechanisms to Penguinvaders.
Penguinvaders major gameplay changes
28 May 2015 - Web Game Development
Following some helpful user feedback I have made some fundamental changes to Penguinvaders.
New Update to Penguinvaders
26 May 2015 - Web Game Development
Penguinvaders, my HTML5 retro arcade game, has been updated to include a functional online hi score table and has some minor fixes for improved gameplay.
Site Update 2.3
13 May 2015 - Tech Life
Just a minor update to layout and fonts this time.
Post Election Thoughts - The Promises of David Cameron
13 May 2015 - Thoughts
David Cameron has promised some very specific things following the Conservative Party general election victory in 2015.
Why you should vote in elections
08 Apr 2015 - Thoughts
As I write this, the 2015 UK General Election is coming up and if you are eligable then you really need to vote.
Panoramic cylinder image
23 Feb 2015 - Code Experiments
Another experiment with WebGL, this time to produce a scrolling panoramic image as if viewed from inside a cylinder with the image projected onto the inner surface of that cylinder.
Cube with Shadow
20 Feb 2015 - Code Experiments
Another little step forward in my understanding of
with light and shadow.
Scrolling starry background added to Penguinvaders
19 Feb 2015 - Web Game Development
I have added a simple two layer parallax scrolling starfield as a background to Penguinvaders.
Cubes In Space
16 Feb 2015 - Code Experiments
Here is another little step in my experiments with WebGL.
Site Update 2.2
12 Feb 2015 - Tech Life
A few more changes have been made to this site.
Sidebar Buttons added to website
10 Feb 2015 - Code Experiments
Trying out some ideas for site navigation, I have added some
to this website.
Penguinvaders updated with photographic backgrounds and other changes
10 Feb 2015 - Web Game Development
I have been toying with using some photographs as background images in Penguinvaders.
Under The Skin - Analysis and Theory
04 Feb 2015 - Thoughts
In this description of the film
Under The Skin
I will refer to Scarlett Johansenn's unnamed character as
, and the motorcyclist as
The final aliens added to Penguinvaders
01 Feb 2015 - Web Game Development
I have added the final aliens to the Penguinvaders game.
WebGL Rotating Cube
31 Jan 2015 - Code Experiments
I have decided to try a bit of experimentation with
Fear and Hope
28 Jan 2015 - Thoughts
What are you afraid of?
28 Jan 2015 - Tech Life
Sometimes I think I'm some sort of IT heretic because I like to architect my software in the "old-school" way.
New aliens added to Penguinvaders
27 Jan 2015 - Web Game Development
I have added another species of alien to
Website update 2.1
23 Jan 2015 - Tech Life
I have made some changes to the look and feel of the site.
10 Jan 2015 - Web Game Development
I have improved the physics of the aliens in Penguinvaders.
07 Jan 2015 - Games
is my fun attempt at a
inspired game with a penguin as the hero.
05 Jan 2015 - Web Game Development
is a space invader that attacks penguins and
is the new name for Penguin vs Aliens.
Penguin vs Aliens updated
27 Dec 2014 - Web Game Development
I have made quite a bit of progress on Penguin vs Aliens.
Penguin vs Aliens (PVA) initial development underway
22 Dec 2014 - Web Game Development
My retro shooter game has become Penguin vs Aliens because, well, I thought a penguin would make it more interesting.
Space Junk - new scrolling shooter
10 Dec 2014 - Web Game Development
I have begun work on a simple scrolling shooter called
07 Dec 2014 - Games
Mr Goggles is a work in progress platform game that includes powerups, collectibles, bad guys and weapons.
Rainbow blocks has added birdies
16 Nov 2014 - Web Game Development
I've added some pesky birds to the puzzle game.
New Project - Rainbow Blocks
12 Nov 2014 - Web Game Development
I have started development on a new puzzle game which I am provisionally calling Rainbow Blocks.
Firepower boosted by rotating assistants
24 Sep 2014 - Web Game Development
I have boosted the firepower of my html5 hero with some rotating orbs that fire independantly.
Goggles gets more firepower and ability to crouch
10 Sep 2014 - Web Game Development
The hero of my HTML5 Phaser platform game can now crouch down to avoid enemy fire - and has even more firepower of his own.
Goggles gets a loading screen and enemy fire
03 Sep 2014 - Web Game Development
I have added a functional preloader screen to the game and some firepower to the enemies.
Goggles gets more of the essentials
31 Aug 2014 - Web Game Development
I have added some more essential gameplay basics to my game.
Goggles gets a makeover
27 Aug 2014 - Web Game Development
I have redesigned the player sprite for my first html5 platform game.
Writing neglected, game development nurtured
27 Aug 2014 - writing
It has been a strange year for me, creatively.
Goggles gets bad guys
21 Aug 2014 - Web Game Development
My first home made 2d platformer now has some bad guys to dodge.
Mr. Goggles has fruit, keys and padlocks
14 Aug 2014 - Web Game Development
My first HTML5 platform game moves a step closer to completion.
Mr Goggles is coming
12 Aug 2014 - Web Game Development
Mr Goggles is going to be my first attempt at a proper platform game in HTML5.
Another day, another redesign
01 Aug 2014 - Tech Life
I just can't help myself, I have to redesign when the urge takes me - and it took me when I realised what I boring design I had allowed myself to use for this site.
Personal ASP.Net web development without the expense
30 Jul 2014 - Tech Life
Is there a cheap alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio?
Thomas Palef and his Phaser Games
25 Jul 2014 - Web Game Development
Just found the website of
and he makes it look so easy to create funky 2D games using
Summary of my novels
23 Jul 2014 - writing
I currently have a total of four unpublished novels in various states of completion and I thought it would be worthwhile summarising them here.
New laptop has been ordered
15 Jul 2014 - Tech Life
I have ordered a new laptop.
New look website goes live!
03 Jul 2014 - Tech Life
New look website goes live today.
31 Jan 2014 - Games
The moon has been infested by alien critters and you must shoot them down.
01 Dec 2013 - Games
Eat all the bananas and exit through the monkey hut into the next level.
30 Nov 2013 - Games
Swap pairs of tiles to make the image match up with the target.
29 Nov 2013 - Games
This is my attempt at the classic sliding puzzle game where you move tiles around to complete the picture.
14 Sep 2013 - Games
Shoot everything in sight, collect all the powerups and shoot everything else in sight and destroy the mothership of cosmic doom.
Scorpio Force - an HTML5 canvas experiment
14 Sep 2013 - Web Game Development
My first attempt at using HTML Canvas to create a game can be found here:
Browser capability checks added to Monkey Munchies
07 Aug 2013 - Web Game Development
I've added checks for browser capability at the start of
Submitted: The Royal Jester
05 Aug 2013 - writing
Today I have submitted 'The Royal Jester' a short 350 word piece to Daggerville August 2013 writing competition.
04 Aug 2013 - writing
My short story 'Shadowplay' was rejected by Daggerville in their July competition.
Monkey Munchies - early beta release
04 Aug 2013 - Web Game Development
I have completed an early work-in-progress beta release of Monkey Munchies.
31 Jul 2013 - writing
My very short story, 'Shadowplay' has been submitted to the Daggerville July 2013 competition.
What if Facebook vanished?
16 Jul 2013 - Tech Life
I got into a discussion with some colleagues today about Facebook, and how would the world cope if it suddenly went offline.
Submitted: Black and White
16 Jul 2013 - writing
I have submitted my short story 'Black And White' to Scribble magazine.
15 Jul 2013 - writing
Today my sci-fi/horror short story '
' was rejected by Scribble magazine.
The Twilight Zone Animated Font
07 Jul 2013 - Code Experiments
I thought it might be fun to display text with characters individually styled or animated, adding an eerie glow to give a random and spooky effect.
Monkey Munchies coming soon!
07 Jul 2013 - Web Game Development
So I have decided to write a maze game inspired by
and similar retro 2D maze games.
Thoughts on mobile/tablet gaming
06 Jul 2013 - Web Game Development
Yesterday I saw this website and Crater Critters on a tablet for the first time.
Online at last
04 Jul 2013 - Tech Life
Today the website is "officially" online.
29 May 2013 - Code Experiments
With a bit of imagination, some CSS3 and a touch of JQuery, it's possible to get some nice effects that could be used for 2D gaming or even for business web applications (if you are ambitious enough to break the standard pattern for such applications).
Rotating Armadillo Cube
29 May 2013 - Code Experiments
When I first started playing with CSS3 I was amazed by it's capabilities for 3D.
Crater Critters 0.9 beta ready
23 May 2013 - Web Game Development
I have decided that Crater Critters is ready for beta release.
Offline progress report
23 May 2013 - Tech Life
I am getting tantalisingly closer to finishing the BETA version of this website.
Glowing LED Font
23 May 2013 - Code Experiments
I really like the old-school LED fonts as used in the earliest digital displays.
A Notice From The Bwackapoch Food Authority
01 Sep 2010 - writing
The multitudes of Earthbound single-celled bacteria are neither aware of, nor have any visibility of, the ants and insects which trample through their world.
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