Super Mario Maker as a toolset for future developers

Development, Gaming, Personal

Haunted House

My haunted house Mario Maker course.

As a student doing a computer games course I can’t help but wonder how the Games Industry is going to change over the years. When you think about what the first developers were like, you picture coders that went from creating games from scratch. In the present we have many different game engines to use, should we choose to do so. These programmers have such a vast knowledge and they came up with unique ideas and pushed a lot of genres forward. It’s becoming increasingly difficult though not impossible to come up with new genres and ideas.

Game Design: My Idea Generator

Development, Gaming, Personal

game-genre

So I came up with a system last year which I used for a period of time over summer. It allows you to come up with self created ideas which should be triggered by asking you simple questions. I managed to come up with a few ideas I might share one day using this system I made.

Run through the questions below using an existing genre to get some ideas. 

Welcome to Tom Poucher Games!

Development, Gaming, Personal, Youtube

Smash Bros WiiU

As you may know the site first started as tominbound.wordpress.com and featured some less professional content. However as I am nearing the end of my University Career as a Games Computing student I felt like it was time to update the site design, URL and also buy the domain name. So now whenever you want to stop by the site be sure to go to tompouchergames.com to find game development I have done, opinion pieces and reviews.

If you’re trying to get familiar with the new site the footer at the end of the page contains social media along with a trello page, linkedin and a behance portfolio, if you have any inquiries be sure to contact tompouchergames@gmail.com.

Update: Just figured out why https was crossed out and causing warning its because I added the menu buttons as links rather than directly through wordpress pages or posts. All fixed.

-Tom

Project Conquer – Spiders and other small news!

Development, Gaming, Personal

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It’s been a while since I added another enemy into Project Conquer so today I added Spiders, currently they attack the same as any ground NPC although they have little health and attack in swarms! They should drop silk in the future :) Read on for more additions!