To infinity and beyond …

Aaarrrrgh !!!

I want to scream out loud …

Finally have some time and breathing space before the next ‘big thing’ comes my way …

Me and a friend, signed up for this C++ game development contest after parting with 50 bucks per head as registration charges …

Now, these dudes organising the contest, tell us about it a week late, and we have to submit our game ( atleast 60% of it … compiled ), by tom ie Monday …

We had about 6 days to do this in … 1 day for research and other 5 days for the frantic coding …

Now, after 5 days of rodent like, singly focussed behaviour, I can now smile benovelently as the game ticks on …

I can proudly say, that we typed out 1200+ lines of code, in 5 days … and still a lot has to be done … more lines to be added …

Now, the complexity and brilliance of any software can’t really be measured with ‘lines of code’ but they make for good boasting rights anyways …

That is until people realise that you are really an idiot and 80% of your code is repeated, because you haven’t really learnt what a function actually is … and the for(){} is uncharted territory …

lol :)

We have to submit 60% of the code by this Monday, and if we are selected, will be summoned to show our masterpiece in an exhibition cum gaming contest at the end of the week.

Not to mention, take a shot at that, lip smacking, delicious prize of 5 grand flat …

What has amazed me that I have been so focussed in these days …

I never remember being so focussed …

Everywhere I went, whatever I did … I was constantly thinking about the G.A.M.E !!!

game, game, game, game, ga…..

The CO teacher was teaching us about memories … and I was going … game game game …

It has turned into quite an obsession … and I won’t be resting until we have put our finishing touches to it … and typed in the wacky “Winamp” style credits in it …

Anyways, I learnt quite a lot in these last five days …

Lots of research went into this … as I had absolutely no idea how to go about making a game …

For all those who want to get into writing games, I found out that the site, http://www.gamedev.com has excellent material …

We ran into many difficulties … we are using Turbo C 3, you see ….

However, most of them sites, have resources only on OpenGL, DirectX, etc … which even if we were allowed to use, would be way out of our leagues as of now …

All the teachers were supportive and granted me one week’s extension to submit the various projects and assignments and I am very thankful for that …

Have to push off now …

Things to study for and bugs to iron out …

As my good friend Buzz would exhalt … “To infinity and beyond …

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