Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Updating Fortune Hunter Wiki

I am currently in the process of parsing through and updating information on the Fortune Hunter wiki. I'll post again when it's (more) complete ; )

PS and note to any planet subscriptions - I just noticed some of my posts have been resurfacing on the Planets; I didn't notice this was happening and I apologize! Just ignore what's there for now and it shouldn't happen any more.

Thanks,
~KnightMearh (Jon)

Nicholas Negroponte on Colbert Report

That's right! If you haven't heard, Nicholas Negroponte was a guest on the Colbert Report on 10/25/10 promoting the cause. Hopefully they'll pull in some money which will help distribute XOs worldwide to places where the need is great. If you haven't seen yet, click the link above, but first prepare to be entertained!

Fortune Hunter Development Track

Okay folks. Following is a development track list for Fortune Hunter to the end of 2010. Hopefully we'll be hitting all our marks, but we'll at minimum be getting to a new release soon(ish). Just to mention it, we'd love to have a few experienced python coders join on at the moment. For more info on the game, you can check out our SugarLabs wiki and git repository. If you want to mess around with our prototype game version on your XO, you can obtain it from Sugar Activities. Also note we are working on a sister application, Fortune Maker, which is a tool to generate custom user content. Info on this can be found through the above links as well.

- We are currently working on implementing the lose condition and merchant systems back into the game.

*  ~ denotes blockers to release version
Week of (10/24 – 10/30)
Continue reimplementation of merchant system ~FH4
Continue reimplementation of lose condition ~FH4

Week of (10/31 – 11/6)
            Finish reimplementation of merchant system ~FH4
            Finish reimplementation of lose condition ~FH4
            Begin reimplementation of slider puzzles ~FH4
            Begin matching content from previous FH to new FH ~FH4

Week of (11/7 – 11/13)
Finish matching content & tie up any loose ends at this point ~FH4
Finish reimplementation of slider puzzles ~FH4
            Prepare and Release FH4 on 11/12 ~FH4
            Start localization process ~FH5
            Globalization review ~FH5

Week of (11/14 – 11/20)
            Playtesting ~FH5+
            Redesign FH elements ~FH5+
            Successfully read and generate FM custom content ~FH6
            If localization finished (or ASAP), prepare and release FH5 on 11/19 ~FH5
        Fortune Maker-
            Update GUI ~FM2
            Improve functionality & redesign ~FM2
            Successfully output FH maps ~FM2
            Prepare and release FM2 on 11/19 ~FM2

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pythonistas Meeting @RIT

Hey all! Just returned from a meeting of the Pythonistas hosted at RIT's Innovation Center. I mentioned the group in an earlier post, so I won't get into it. The meeting went well, the RIT students presented projects they have been working on and tried to relay code concerns to the python enthusiasts. As such, we had a chance to talk about Fortune Hunter, which I will blog a lot more about soon. I would like to point any readers in the directions of all of the presentations so they can see some very neat open source projects and potentially help out in some way.

Here is the link to check out all of the developer's blogs at the Teaching Open Source Planet

and here is the direct link to download the Fortune Hunter powerpoint (pptx/ 1Mb) presentation given tonight. It outlines a few immediate goals we are trying for in the next couple months and very briefly talks about the project.