Building a Contest in Hieroglyph
After being unusually quiet lately, I have finally managed to get some time to post about what I've been up to. At work, I've been introduced to the amazingly simple world of web services which is great - I have wanted to do some web programming for a long time, and this has satisfied that need. Perhaps more interesting to the readers of this journal is what I have been up to on Hieroglyph...
Our book is being published very soon, and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to hold a contest! I have been hard at work on developing something that will be fun, but still allow enough room for people to really shine - which is actually harder to do than I initially thought. So I am wrapping up the documentation involved in the project, coordinating with all of the involved parties, and preparing to get this thing in your hands!
Of course, more specifics on the contest will be announced when they are available - but the contest will be hosted and managed right here on Gamedev.net net. So stay tuned over the next couple of weeks, because I want you to win some prizes!
And the other topic that has been keeping me busy is the continuing documentation of the Hieroglyph 3 engine. I am definitely enjoying writing it in a book format instead of a source code generated document, and I think it will be more helpful in the end as well. New updates will be pushed to the repository soon!