I Haven't Seen You Since Last Year!
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It's been almost 6 months since my last blog post, and I think it's about time that I wrote an update on how things are and what I'm working on.
Since my last blog post I've been through a lot. I'd written that one when I'd just turned 20 and I'd barely started this current university year. Now I'm halfway through that. I've also been through covid. It sucked.
Fortwars is a SourceForts-inspired gamemode. We stole the code initial from Matt (he told us it was fine) and then built upon it to make something unique and fun to play. We've had a few playtests and feedback has generally been positive, though nothing's perfect - there have been plenty of bugs and plenty of balance issues.
Eden is a new game we're working on. It's something we haven't really announced yet so you'll have to wait until it's on the Ape Tavern blog to see that one.
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OpenTPW is something I've been working on in bits over the last few years. It's a reverse-engineered re-implementation of the "hit" game Theme Park World. I'd done a decent amount of reverse-engineering for various formats, but the code was beginning to smell a bit, so I've started re-writing it from scratch and focusing on new bits (like texture asset loaders). I'm hoping to see that project start taking shape soon-ish.
The future holds a lot of possibilities. I think Eden is quite a promising project, or at least our plans for it are. And I don't plan on abandoning OpenTPW. In the further future, I'd like to work on a VR toolkit system (think VRTK) for s&box, mainly because I don't really think Facepunch care about VR that much (if they do they don't really show it).
Thanks for reading! Hopefully my next blog post will be in less than 6 months time :)