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Back from holidays!

And they were great!   Just before I left I managed to push The Carter Jones to the Android store, that makes four in a row:           All made possible through the magic of cross-platformness by MadeWithMarmalade – they have actually made the ‘starter’ version free now for everyone to use! …

Oh right, my website!

Yeah, I should post a lot more here….I know, I know! Just some quick Carter Jones news: last weeks I have been toying with some ad providers for the Android version and it looks like I have found a pretty decent one (that is, one that’s working without too much trouble/hassle). I am still not …

The end is pretty near…

Well, at least the end of the year! This year has been good, lots of great events have been happening in my life but since this blog is mainly about my game development activities I will stick to that. So far, The Carter Jones Adventures was released on BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8 and IOS. …

The Carter Jones Adventures IOS version will be available starting tomorrow!

It has been a while but now it’s finally here! The IOS version of The Carter Jones Adventures should hit the App Store tomorrow! It will run on all devices capable of running IOS 7 and a special version will be released for the IPAD 1 (sorry, you will have to wait for it, but …

The Carter Jones Adventures Windows Phone release and before

  It has been a long, long time since I wrote up something for this website. In the meantime, I became a proud daddy of a very beautiful daughter! Words can not describe how happy she makes me. The flipside, of course, is that I spend a lot of time being a daddy and that …

Twitter feed….

You may have noticed that the Twitter feed on the right was broken again…. I came across the Twitter Timeline feature today and decided to embed that instead of pulling the information programmatically through the widget. It’s working now, let’s see how long it takes for this one to break….(yeah I am getting a bit …

The Carter Jones Adventures – pending review

So, the good news is that The Carter Jones Adventures is being reviewed as we speak so it should be hitting BlackBerry’s App World pretty soon (for BB10). The release for IOS will follow in february and hopefully the Android version will be ready at that point as well! The Playbook version will be submitted …

Halloween, monsters and all that!

Hey everyone,  It’s been awfully quiet from me lately but there is a good reason for that. More than one actually! I can’t mention them all just yet, unfortunately! I have been very busy lately porting over my code from XNA to something completely different, it’s now running in C++. In the process the whole …

Smelly cat

Today I just had to try out a new technique I saw on youtube. It involved making a drawing in Sketchbook and then adding a multiply layer and an ADD layer on top of that to create the shading in the drawing. Great technique, see picture below! Maybe you remember Friends, Phoebe sang this song …

The math behind platform games

I just ran through a couple of well-known platform-games (mostly 8 bit classics) to find out about their ratios in terms of the differents sizes involved. I measured a couple of things, most importantly: the size of the main character and the size of the screen. I only checked platformers that were well received with the general public (ranging from …