Lily Tomlin

The road to success is always under construction.

This last weekend I created a game from scratch in under 48 hours! Ludum Dare is a coding competition, or a jam, depending on which version you choose. I went for the competition, which started on Friday night at 7pm MST and ended on Sunday at 7pm. The theme was One Room, which I was not completely thrilled about as I had no idea of what to create. However I decided to make a classic arcade game clone and apply it to the theme. If you would like [...]

In a previous article I mentioned the video game Screeps and how I felt that it could be a great game to teach programming concepts to new developers and old alike. I spent some time and I created a private server for my students and followers on Twitch.tv to join and play with me. This is really cool because I can now play while I'm streaming and anybody who is also watching can also play at the same time. Currently at the time I'm writing this [...]

I mentioned in my last post that I have been streaming on Twitch.tv. Currently those streams have been taking place on Sundays and Wednesdays around 8pm and the topic is usually game development. In the last two streams I have been creating the classic game of Pong using the game Engine Love2d. It has been a fun adventure especially since I am so inexperienced with game development. As the title of this post mentioned I reached my first real mile [...]

Several years ago I had heard of a revolutionary new programming game called Screeps. It was supposed to help you learn programming by forcing you to use your JavaScript skills to control the characters. However at that time the feature list and the monthly price tag caused me to consider it, and then ignore it. However on November 16, 2016 Screeps version 1 released, bringing it out of beta and back onto my radar. As I am teaching web developmen [...]

This last weekend a friend of my Wife's came to visit us and to run the Denver Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. This has been part of her plan to run over 40 half marathons before the end of the year. She was able to make those 40 half marathons easily and so moved on to another goal, the Half Fanatics which is all about running 52 half marathons in one year. We picked her up on Saturday morning from the airport, showed her around town. Sunday mornin [...]