I'm back! It's been about 4 years, and I have come a very long ways since I last updated my website. I've finished my Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT, Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship and I now have just over 3 years experience programming in the Software Development industry.
It's been a year since my apprenticeship ended, I am now enrolled on a game programming diploma with CG Spectrum. CG Spectrum is an official education partner with Epic Games and Ubisoft. I am completing this course in my free time alongside my fulltime job. I am very excited to be doing this as I am gaining extremely valuable experience from my mentor who is a high-level professional in the industry, and I am learning so much about game programming which is my passion! This is finally my chance to kick start my career in game development.
I've started making projects in the Unreal Engine, and at the moment I plan to use a mixture of either Unreal or Unity 3D. In Unreal, C++ is used alongside Blueprints. I studied C++ in college and gained a qualification for it, so this is now making use of those skills. I'm also enjoying Blueprints, they offer a lot of potential for quick development (vertical slices) and are great for higher level game programming.
I'm really looking forward to updating my website/portfolio throughout this course. I usually have several projects in the works, and I have now caught the Game Jam bug... Check my blog post about my first ever entry - Ludem Dare 49. I'll be updating my blog and new Youtube channel to showcase my projects.
Good news, Addicta-Ball version 3.0 will be coming soon! Planned features:
+ D-Pad and other improvements to the controls
+ Bonus Levels
+ Endless Mode
+ Green pickups currency
*Adjustments to levels 8 and 9
This could change yet, so stay tuned.
Get Addicta-Ball V 2.0.1 here!
After the release of Addicta-Ball: Version 2.0, the app has reached 17 downloads! Can we get it to 20 by next Tuesday?
You can help by promoting Addicta-Ball on social media/blogs by sharing this link:
Addicta-Ball Version 2.0 has been released!
*Completely New UI: Looks much nicer and is interactive (to an extent)!
+Are those pesky adverts getting in the way of your gameplay? Well, now you can purchase to remove the ads from the menu!
Please comment what you think of the new version. Do you like the UI? Are you banishing those ads once and for all?
Get Addicta-Ball now from the Google Play Store:
After a lot of hard work, Addicta-Ball finally has a fully functional pay to remove ads feature! This will be made available in version 2.0 where the new UI will also be released. It will cost you £0.69 (about $0.9) to purchase adfree mode.
The released date is to be decided, however I can estimate that it will be released by Thursdsy, possibly even Wednesday.
Keep checking to stay up to date!
Development for Addicta-Ball V 2.0 is underway. The main feature for this update will be the new UI where it is much neater and nicer to look at, and also interactive! Here is a preview:
In later updates of version 2, there will be many new features such as the endless mode and player customisation! Stay tuned
If you would like to get the current version of Addicta-Ball, click this link.
Addicta-Ball Version 1.4.1 is about to be submitted; hopefully this means it will be released later today or tomorrow! This is just a small bug fix update, but it should improve the gameplay for those experiencing a black screen on start up (yes, black screen bug is fixed :P).
I hope you're looking forward to version 2, there are going to be some big changes! If you want to be invloved, you can help by sharing Addicta-Ball or Space Defender on any Social Media site. Or, you could promote this website or the Facebook Page.
Development for Addicta-Ball version 2.0 is soon to start. Here is a preview on what to expect!
*Pay to remove ads
Stay tuned for more updates!
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