The design has started off really well. We have the first scene and the end scene layed out and we can any other scenes we want in between. Some of the ideas which were suggested were quite complicated by my standards, but since I can just fake everything I should be able to make them work.
I started the coding today and got a fair amount done. The main loop is in place and most of the major classes and how they interact has been coded, or I at least have a fair idea of how to code them. Tomorrow I will get the renderer class rendering, and hopefully the sound class playing the music. FMOD doesn't seem like it will be hard to learn, especially since I only have to make it do one thing.
The code for this project feels like it will work well. Probably because I'm coding a specific app and not caring about reusability, though my guess is that there will be reems of reusable code. I expect to be able to bring alot of it back with me to Kernel Chaos when this is over.
I expect to have screenshots of the first scene within the next two weeks.