AE4RV Mini-Blog Archives for 2001
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December 9, 2001: FLASHTEROIDS
2001 is ready for your Holiday Gaming Pleasure...
December 7, 2001: Remember
November 29, 2001: Goodbye, George Harrison.
21, 2001: Though I'll probably regret it, I am going to offer a sneak-peek
at my new (really big) Flash game, Midway (working title). It is going
to be a map-based war game pitting W.W.II aircraft carriers (and aircraft!) against
each other in a game of cat-and-mouse on a map that is 2,500 miles by 2,000.
Current plans will let the player play the computer but there may be a multiplayer
version in the (probably distant) future. The map is not a grid of hexes: Actual
distances and directional vectors are employed in the game logic. It is not turn-based,
rather, unless paused, the game continues on whether or not the player takes
actions. Please remember, this game is far from finished. It is not even playable.
Currently all you can do is move some aircraft carriers around and launch some
planes, but it does give a glimpse in to what it will be. Click here to
see it. (Flash 5 player required,
at least 800x600 screen resolution recommended).
a great place to look for that old game you used to play but haven't seen
in years. It is the best 'AbandonWare'
site that I have ever seen, for games, anyway. The Hall of Belated Fame
is a good place to start.
a world inhabited by cute little plastic bendy-animals but it's not for
kids. The artwork is often stunning to look at thanks to superb PhotoShop
skills, and the twisted existential humor alone is worth the (optional)
price of admission.
October 7, 2001: Since I love airplanes
and computers it is understandable that I enjoy simulated flight. I would
probably never build an elaborate cockpit or homebuilt flight simulator but
I still want one.
September 30, 2001: It's Live! My game is
live on the Phil Hendrie Show site,
on the House of Fun page.
29, 2001: My latest contribution to life on the homefront, yet-another-Asteroids-clone
video game, Hendroids, is a tribute
to Phil Hendrie.
Phil does a refreshingly funny talk show parody out of LA. His unique
formula is to play the straight man to his somewhat insane 'guests'
for whom he also provides the voices, in real time. The unsuspecting
callers who argue with Phil's cartoonish characters provide more comedy
than you can shake a radio at. I talked to Phil about Hendroids on
this broadcast (no
longer available), about an hour and 44 minutes in to the show.
September 15, 2001: I am still in
a state of shock and bewilderment following the terrorist acts
of war thrust upon my country on September 11, 2001. I had intended
to post the URLs for organizations like the Red Cross until I
found out that their web and email servers have been overwhelmed
with the traffic of people who want to help. I would now simply
urge everyone to help out in anyway that they can. Actually donate
some blood. Give money at the office, your clubs, schools and
churches. This is a different world today. Now we know that a
dozen men with box-cutters can raze buildings and murder thousands.
I believe that their cause has been set back 20 years by showing
us what they are capable of. (Update: The Red
Cross site is up and has helpful information on it. They
need money most
August 20, 2001: In preparation for the
two-year anniversary of Flashteroids
99 I've started work on a new
version in time for Christmas 2001. This version will have many
little improvements and a new weapon or two. I might do a non-Christmas
version someday but for now I'm keeping the ornaments. They are easy
to draw and believe it or not, Xmas is closer than you think!
July 29, 2001: I want a digital
sundial. I want to make a Flash game as
good as Mini-Golf.
I'll probably get the sundial first.
July 28, 2001: Still very busy and distracted
from updating this site or finishing the nuke game.
When not staying late at work or flying toy
airplanes I might be playing D0D.
Happy Birthday to my big brother Robert.
July 8, 2001: New Site Design is up. It
would have been up sooner but work has
been busy and I got addicted to a little game called Bridge
Builder. I have managed to tear myself away from this incredible
time waster long enough to finish up the new design for AE4RV.com and
the addition of a few new pages. Another reason for the site-wide changes
is to purge the Temp Folder which was used to house new content and
sneak previews for the Nuclear Power Plant
Simulator Game and the R/C Electric Airplane
Model Flying pictures and pages.
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