I completed my new project for the ZX Spectrum. In it you use the rockets on your castle to fight dragons. You can read about it more and download it from here.
Chunky Fringe and Digitiser live 4th September
It's still to be definitively finalised. In theory the events will be going ahead because all restrictions will be lifted. but I'm not confident that they will be going ahead. Given rising cases things may need to be shut down again. So we will have to see what happens there.
I have been working away on a project to show should chunky fringe happen. I have most of the coding done. But none of the presentation. I had big ideas for how it could be. But I might need to keep it simple. I want it to be a surprise on the day should it go ahead. So I won't say more. But i have been putting in the time to have something fun.
Giant Space Owl
Mostly I've been focused on the above. But I have printed out a pencil version of book two. The idea being that it would aid with proof reading as any changes can be drawn on. It's nice to hold it in my hands like that. But it is lacking colours. I'm wondering if I should colour book two and release it. Or maybe plow on with drawing the rest? I would really like to complete it one day.
Interactive fiction for Christmas.
After finishing the chunky fringe project for September. I plan to return to this to finish it up in time for December
It would be nice to have a new website. But that's not on the cards right now. If I can't update here I'll tweet about stuff instead. And the big dates to look out for are.
Early September when Chunky Fringe happens, hopefully I'll have a little something to show off.
Check here for info on Chunky Fringe
Early December. I'll be putting out my vaguely interactive fiction for Christmas.
Check the spectrum computing forums for news of the Woot compilation.
Writing this months update helped get my thoughts in order. That's not the version you're getting to read though. Also when I woke up the next day I had a whole different set of ideas about what to do next. I'm still thinking about what's next and how to shape it. There are a lot of different directions I could go in and projects I could be working on next. But here are things that are definite.
I'm still working on my vaguely interactive fiction for Christmas. I've been working on the artwork. There's lots of illustrations. And I've been converting them to the zx text versions. It's taken so long that I've been able to get a bit of distance from all the writing which I went through today as I was inserting the images. And I'm pretty pleased with it.
December has drifted away. It became clear that I wouldn't be able to finish my vaguely interactive fiction for Christmas, in time for Christmas. So it will be for next year instead. It's not in the tradition of Christmas ghost stories because it's mostly just weird, and it's not really a tradition because I've only done one before. and it can't be annual if i can't do one for every year. Apart from that I'm really pleased with it.