The month of assignments!

The past month has been extremely busy… sort of! The first two weeks kind of went by really quick but then all of a sudden we had 6 assignments. I handed in my computer architecture assignment, it was a survey on computers and networks in a business of our choosing, nothing too much. Next assignment we got was a Character Design project, we need to design a character for a kids edutainment game based on the current primary school curriculum. We also have a 700 word essay for communications due… but that’s the boring stuff.

For 3ds Max we have to produce a highly detailed model of the Saturn V Rocket, more commonly known as the Apollo 11 Rocket, or even, “The one to the moon!” It’s quite complex and has tons of tiny details, and even a few really big complex parts, but I really like it. I will post progress pictures as soon as I am happy to show them. So far it has consisted of me doing a whole part, not liking some aspect of it, starting over and doing the same… But each time I do it faster and make it look better.

For Programming we have to make a higher or lower card game in Java. It needs to have at least three buttons, one text field that translates a String to an Integer, a function to alert users that the are out of credit and to stop the buttons from working and finally it needs to deduct/add credit and inform the player when they win or lose. I have pretty much all of this done, I will present it in another post when it is ready. The only things I would like to add so far are some music, sounds and some code to keep track of all the cards and have the deck run out. I will post the source code when the assignment is handed in in January.

Finally we have our Game Design assignment, we need to design a game mechanic. It needs to be kid friendly and be as original as can be. We then need to draw sketches and blueprints, explain how it works etc. In the end it will be used in our final work experience project.

That’s all for now, will post again as soon as I can with some renders of my rocket and the beta of my card game.

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