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I’m a game creator

in Playyoo , Friday, November 30, 2007

Well, by the time you read this, the Playyoo Game Creator Beta will be open to all comers (or I'll be giving away confidential secrets). All you need to do to try it out is sign up. No strings attached (well, apart from the fact that we might end up giving you $10,000) In no time at all, you can actually start making your own games. So far, we've got 6 different types for you to use as starting points. "Revenge" is our take on the classic "whack a mole", and I've immediately confirmed my status as a hopeless geek by choosing a target so obvious, so old, that I should be ashamed of myself... bsod_grab.jpg

Whack A Bill. Note the humourous blue screen of death

A slightly more creative undertaking, and one I'm a little more proud of, is a memory game made up of images of Iceland, and which reveals an Icelandic flag when you solve it. We've got a few tricks up our sleeve for this one... explorer_grab.jpg But for me, the piece-de-resistance (that's French for" pretty tricky to implement") is Line Lander, a cross between the famous Line Rider and the venerable Lunar Lander. Build your own planet and land your own spacecraft on it, fiddling with the laws of physics along the way (oh yes I can, Scotty): ll1.jpg Unfortunately, we haven't yet solved the challenge of making me any good at actually playing the things... ll_crash.jpg Well, it is a Beta.