Wow, so much to talk about!
Yes, it’s finally here! Chevy Ray has released his much anticipated FlashPunk, made to work with the program FlashDevelop. It allows you to easily create Flash games for free, without having to pay tons of cash for a complex program. Although it needs Adobe Flex (a free program), and the downloads and file sizes may seem large, if you want to program good flash games this is what you have been waiting for. Some programmer ‘friends’ of mine (really just people I sort of know) have already gotten busy programming games using FP. Noel Berry (Drazzke) has been working on a FP version of his previous game, Pixel Runner, which Chevy Ray himself said was his favorite so far being worked on. Matt Thorson has been working on a Flash Jumper 4 since even before the release of FP, since he was helping Chevy with the beta testing. Alexis González (Alexitrón) has made and released a remake of one of his simplest games, JetPod. Seriously, I suggest you check out both FlashPunk and Noel’s, Matt’s, and Alexis’ games, since each one is awesome.
I finally gave in after a friend asked me, so now I’m starting up an affiliates program again. Previously I hadn’t, because I didn’t want to clutter the site with added links and annoyances for visitors. However, having a few affiliate links shouldn’t bother you too much, and if it does, I’m sorry. I’ll only take it down if enough people actually complain (such as in an email or commenting on this). Still, having affiliates will help this site big time with visitors. For instance, you may be reading this only because of the affiliates program because you came from a site linking to here. Either way, please tell me your opinion on the matter by commenting on this blog post.
I’ve really come to hate the current layout, once again. The only problem is that I’ve been stupid with post headers (such as the images above) – they have white backgrounds (for some reason, it wouldn’t let me set them to transparent). This seriously narrows down the number of layouts that will work for me, as I need a white blog but I don’t want the entire site to be white (I’m leaving grayscale behind). A new layout would also mean a new logo, which, although it’s only been 6 months, would be really nice to have. Not that I dislike the logo; in fact I’m really happy how it turned out. I just need more color in stuff (more color, eh? I sure failed with the header image for this section…). Again, PLEASE comment with your opinions, especially if you use / have used WordPress. I’m just using the web based WordPress, so I don’t have too many themes to choose from. I may request someone with CSS knowledge edit it for me, I may not bother though.
Like I said….much to talk about. Please tell me your opinion, and definitely expect some playable FlashPunk game demos soon, as I’m really getting into it.