We have finally finished making our version of the game “pong”.
After completing it, I shown it to an audience and we played each other to test the game.
It was a great experience, and I really enjoyed it. It was also very beneficial when they had given our class feedback of what they thought of the game.
I think that me and the other class members can use these pointers to further develop the game some more, and make the game even better.
At the end of our session today, we invited 3 people from the ‘Company of Friends’ theatre group to come and look at the progress of our games so far.
We were lucky, they really enjoyed them, giving us some good reviews and suggestions for how they could be improved in future.
“They’re not really ready yet though are they?”
“I’d give it 70.”
Suggestions to improve the games.
“It would be good if there were a net.”
“You should make it two player.”
“What if there were different colours on the screen and the ball bounced off and did different things when it hit the colours?”
Oh how immature of me! Hehe. Right, I’ve continued working on my Pong game today and have added a “score board” and programmed it so that the ball and bat speed up when they hit each other, which leads to some funny results as they whizz round the screen!
Today we had an introductionary class on using the software “Processing”. It’s a multimedia, multi-platform program and is primarily used to create apps for the “Android” smart phone.
Using Processing, I have created basic shapes and alterations using a coding structure and create simple animations.