Multitasking

Posted by Toumaz on March 06, 2010
Development

Another blog update that ended up being written all too late. Anybody surprised? Didn’t think so. :)

For all Russian players, I’d like to tell you about a new Russian fansite that has been finished up fairly recently – sealhunter.ru! If you’re one of those bear fighters from the east, you might wanna give it a gander.

While progress has been slow, I’ve spent most of what little free time I’ve had lately trying to iron out the last few not minor bugs left in the Beta, as well as streamlining most of the interface and menus. Optimistically speaking, we are relatively close to a public release. (At least I can promise it’ll be out before 2012, because, y’know, the world’s gonna end.)

What’s been keeping me busy, you ask? A school game project we’re polishing up before submitting it to the Swedish Game Awards, cleverly enough named Eggnappers (if you want to register an account and become a fan of our game, that’d be all kinds of nice of you, and it’ll help us more than you might think). In about a month I’ll be entering another game project, so yeah, my schedule has pretty darn hectic lately.

Regardless, I promise I’m truly making some progress on Seal Hunter – I suppose you could label me as a kind of a perfectionist, and I really don’t want to release a half-arsed game, because you guys deserve better. I’m sorry for taking so long, though, and for a lack of updates – I hope the finished game will make up for it.

And for a laugh, if anybody would be up for it – let’s have a Q&A session! Simply put, if you have any question related to Seal Hunter (the more complex the better!) ask it in the comments of this post and I’ll be sure to answer them all in a Q&A newspost later on!

…Please?

16 Comments to Multitasking

Calle
Sunday, March 7, 2010

Kommer det finnas ett öppet server program?

Jag kan tänka mig att hosta en server ett tag så länge det inte drar för mycket bandbred.
Jag har en Windows XP pro server som är online dygnet runt, bara nere när min bredbands leverantör failar.

Men jag kan inte ha ett program som gör att servern måste rendera spelet, då det skulle dra alldeles för mycket kraft. Så låga system krav som möjligt. Kontakta mig via mail om du är intresserad.
Erbjudandet gäller förstås bara om jag tycker spelet är lika bra eller bättre än originalet.
Vilket jag hoppas att det är.

Tomas "Toumaz" Olander
Monday, March 8, 2010

Hey there, Calle! Thanks for asking, but please keep it in English next time. :)

There will, at least to begin with, not be any dedicated servers released nor made for Seal Hunter. The only way of hosting a server is from within the game itself, right now. It’s definitely something I will look into trying to sort out for the future, and thanks for showing interest!

sebastian
Friday, March 12, 2010

liked the part where you said the world will end in 2012 ! but let’s see, so keep up the good work i am really look forward to this game, and i can almost se the game in front of me now !!

Donald
Friday, March 19, 2010

You should really think about setting up a paypal donations page. I would honestly jump at contributing to your efforts, helping offset the sacrifice of your time through voluntary financial contributions =)

Sam Clifton
Monday, March 22, 2010

What libraries are you using?

Tomas "Toumaz" Olander
Monday, March 22, 2010

Sam: Allegro, Glyph Keeper, Guichan, irrKlang, RakNet, TinyXML.

Ludde
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Haha Nice är också Svensk/I’m Also swedish ;)

Is it going to be an open beta or like a “closed Beta”? ;P

Patrik
Friday, March 26, 2010

So it will not come out this year … I thought you said earlier that sometime this year … yes … no deal for that ..

Tomas "Toumaz" Olander
Friday, March 26, 2010

Look up 2012 on Wikipedia and you’ll be able to tell that it’s a joke. Seal Hunter will be out this year, promise. :)

Patrik
Friday, March 26, 2010

ok peuw :)

Cecil
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Will there be any new animals in this game?
Also will two people be able to play on one computer?

Karlit0
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Trif
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hey Toumaz,

(BTW greetings from Denmark :P)
I was just wondering how you learned to code so good :D I really want to code games like Seal Hunter, and I’ve learned a fair piece of HTML, CSS, PHP and so on. However, I don’t really know where to start with REAL programming.

-Trif

sebastian
Friday, April 30, 2010

Come on can’t wait for new update ! hope the beta soon can be downloaded by everyone !

Simon
Monday, May 31, 2010

when’s the next update?

Tomas "Toumaz" Olander
Monday, May 31, 2010

Hey! I’ve been extremely busy yet again (staying awake for 38 hours straight during crunch, amongst other things).

At the moment I’m finishing up the statistics page, awaiting the Swedish Game Award nominations to be announced (keeping my hopes high) and working on yet -another- personal project. I definitely aim to release Seal Hunter this summer.

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