Sunday, 12 August 2012

Racing Game - Powering on ahead!

I've neglected the blog for a few days, spent my time working on the app rather than writing about it. As a result, quite a lot of progress has been made in the past few days :)

Here's a video of the app as it currently stands:

Here's what I've achieved over the weekend:
  • Car can no longer leave level bounds
  • Acceleration and deceleration greatly improved
  • 4:3 aspect ratio enforced on all devices
  • Improved graphics
  • Improved icons
  • Haptic feedback (vibrate when offroad)
  • Results screen implemented
  • Best time screen implemented
  • Added help/about placeholder screens
  • A couple of minor bugfixes
If you would like to see how the above was achieved, the best thing would be to check out the code on github. In brief:
  • Fixed aspect ratio was achieved by simply applying what is discussed here.
  • The additional screens were essentially copy and paste jobs of the pre-existing MenuScreen class, followed by a little tinkering.
  • and are great sources of royalty free art for the artistically impaired.
If you'd like to try the (still unfinished) game - have a look here :)           


  1. Hi,

    I was wondering if you still had the source code for the race game - the github link is broken, I just found your Blog today and this is an excellent resource!!

    Kind Regards


    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Stuart :) Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I've been on holiday. I'll dig out the code when I get a chance this weekend and reupload to github.

      Ideally I'd give it a bit of a tidy up first as I now know things I didn't know then, and would like to tidy up the ugly bits, but I'm afraid I don't have the time right now. Maybe like in the old spectrum magazine days with type in listings I'll leave the improvements as an exercise for the reader :D

      PS - I do have another project up on github already that might be of interest to you, might be worth you checking it out?

    2. Hi Stuart, I've got the racing game up on github again now Hope this is of use to you!

      Be sure to let me know when you've got a finished game up on google play for me to have a go at :)-

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