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Autumn General Update

2022-10-20

It's been 8 months since the new website launched, and I haven't posted as much as I planned (although this is not surprising). That is not to say I haven't updated the website, since I have added my new moggrat icon to the website and added some small projects.

Projects

The projects I have worked on this year have been smaller in scope and less flashy than those I worked on prior to this site going live.

Monthly Thing is a small web app I created to show random pictures I'd taken every month. I wanted a small project to create in React and found inspiration after re-finding the unmotivational posters meme. Recently, I have been using different more modern technologies, both hobby wise and at work. I've found React pleasant to work with, and I see it being a useful tool for certain tasks in the future.

Over the last couple of weeks I have spent a little bit of my free time designing a 2 player game "Gank".
Gank is a card game inspired by MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena) video games. MOBAs have multiple lanes and a player can go from one lane to another to ambush (Gank) another player.

Initially this game was going to be dramatically different, being similar to many TCG/DCG games but if they were restricted to playing cards. However, assigning stats to abstract cards became too complex for a player to remember while still enjoying themself. While watching twitch moba streamers, I came up with the idea of basing the game/rules on ganking and bluffing. This provided a more simple idea to help outline the rules of the game.

Current and upcoming projects

I don't want to go into too much detail about what I plan on working on; mostly due to me changing my mind or not finding time for that mentioned project. The main two are game prototypes in the new Godot 4 engine (I am aware this is still in beta), and writing fantasy lore. I have been getting into TTRPG (table top role playing games) again recently and want to get myself some notes together for a unique world. I'm unsure if I will post/release anything regarding this, but It may help with any future game writing and quest design.

Other Life stuff

I don't want to go into too much detail about life events on this blog, just some cool highlights since the previous post. Since last post, I officially had my graduation ceremony. The day was fantastic, it was great to finally celebrate graduating my BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science. Another cool but brief highlight is I've now visited London. I don't have much more to say other than I'm glad I saw Dippy (considering I almost went round the museum thinking that Dippy's area was closed).