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Socoder -> Wednesday Workshop -> The World Cup Challenge

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Posted : Friday, 11 June 2010, 04:45
Jayenkai
It's that time of year again, where everyone goes absolutely nutso over some stupid game of football.
In the coming weeks, 95% of the world's population will be watching up to 64 games of stupid football. That's over 96 hours worth!
...I'd rather be doing something much more productive.

So, I've decided to setup Jay's World Cup Challenge.


Every day, over the world cup, (that's today June 11th, all the way up to July 11th), I'll be taking 90 minutes out of my day, and trying to do something productive.
Maybe I'll write a game, maybe draw a stupid picture, make a piece of music, create a video for youtube, who knows.
I'm not sure yet!

But each and every day, I'll be settling down for two 45 minute sessions (with a coffee break inbetween!!), and spending the time doing one particular thing for that day.
Then, each day, I'll post the results here.

If you're also desperate to ignore the Football, why not join in! You can post your accomplishments below, and I'll try to come up with some sort of nice calender, or something, to show off everyone's greatness.

So, who's with me?!

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Posted : Friday, 11 June 2010, 05:26
mole
Actually, that is a really good idea! That way I will get at least an hour and a half of vaguely productive stuff done each day (other than watching films or otherwise dossing!)

The first few weeks of mine will just be good solid revision though
Posted : Friday, 11 June 2010, 09:56
Jayenkai
Dang..

Today I ended up taking about 2 matches, rather than the one, but I ended up with a lovely little word game.



Can't argue with that!

Linkage

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Posted : Friday, 11 June 2010, 12:04
shroom_monk
I'll try to sit down and do something productive when I can, but exams and revision have sucked all the willingness to work in free time from my soul.

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Keep It Simple, Shroom!
Posted : Friday, 11 June 2010, 12:25
Jayenkai
hehe! Good luck getting it back! Meanwhile, have a nice long rest!

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Posted : Saturday, 12 June 2010, 06:30
Jayenkai
Today's 2*45 minutes brought me..

1. A reusable outro for my videos. (might as well use it somewhere!!)

View on YouTube

2. A piece of music that wasn't as good as it sounded in my head.. Bah..
: Download


Today's productivity level = -8!

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Posted : Saturday, 12 June 2010, 07:20
CodersRule
@Jay: The outro needs to be shorter- only a couple of seconds necessary... And there needs to be music in the background of the outro.

EDIT: Ooh, I don't like this whole football thing either. Once my summer starts in a few days, I'll try to be productive.
Maybe, y'know, finally learn Java or something.
Posted : Saturday, 12 June 2010, 08:16
Jayenkai
Yeah, music and length will be trailer dependant, with enough space to do nice transitions. (and padding!). I left the logo onscreen for about 7 secs on the NeonPlat vid, and that was totally static!

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Posted : Saturday, 12 June 2010, 09:16
shroom_monk
Well, I put in 90 minutes(ish) more work on my current project, which I have now got all the background stuff (basic GUI stuff, interface thingies, etc) sorted out for, meaning I can actually start on the meat of the project!

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Posted : Saturday, 12 June 2010, 09:36
Jayenkai
Hurray for getting things done!!!!
Posted : Saturday, 12 June 2010, 10:47
CodersRule
I dunno if I can keep myself motivated for 45 minutes unless someone else is in the mudchat motivating me... XD
Maybe the 45 minute sessions can be coordinated... ^^
I'll start on my website June 17th.
Posted : Sunday, 13 June 2010, 04:33
Jayenkai
Today?
90 minutes of Upload Gallery refits.
Posted : Sunday, 13 June 2010, 04:52
CodersRule
Lookin' good so far. ^^
Posted : Sunday, 13 June 2010, 04:55
Jayenkai
That's as "far" as it's going.. I gotta go to work

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Posted : Monday, 14 June 2010, 04:18
Jayenkai
An early morning's Trailer Work meant this was done about an hour ago, but then I had to wait an hour for YouTube to get it's act together!

Making 1440x900 trailers = lovely
Uploading 1440x900 trailers = painful!


View on YouTube

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Posted : Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 03:20
Jayenkai
Tuesday was ALMOST a dud, but I just about managed to cram a quick little zombie shooter in at the end of the day.

Turret Rush sees you running around from turret to turret, shooting all the zombies, without getting your brain eaten.
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In a simple stick figure style!



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Posted : Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 17:01
Jayenkai
I've not been productive at ALL, today!

Well, I did install iOS4's SDK, and iTunes 9.2, and iOS4 on my iPod, and then played around with that, and tested my test engine, and then went "Oh, FFS, it's running at 2fps!!! WTF?!?!?!"
but then I kinda stopped and played Scrabble for a while, so the time kinda fell apart, really.

Aw well..

Maybe tomorrow!

Jay Productivity, 5 days - World Cup Sillyness, 6 days : The World Cup's beating me, now.. grrr..

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Posted : Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 20:27
CodersRule
Make me be productive tomorrow. Pleeeease.

Might not be productive coding-wise, but I'll at least try.
Posted : Thursday, 17 June 2010, 09:04
Jayenkai
Slightly better day, today, resulting in a classic-style Space Monkeys game!
Space Monkey climbs the Space Tower



I had to get in a weird 10-years-ago mindset to do that, but I think I probably would've done something even weirder, back then!!

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Posted : Thursday, 17 June 2010, 09:53
Hotshot
Someone should make SWOS game
Posted : Saturday, 19 June 2010, 07:40
shroom_monk
Did some more work on my project, adding a few things to the back-end to make future stuff easier, as well as implementing the new system in part of the main menu. All nice and working.

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Posted : Saturday, 19 June 2010, 08:10
Jayenkai
I've done smeg all, today.

And yesterday!
Posted : Sunday, 20 June 2010, 06:18
Jayenkai
Today, added a "Latest Uploads" Gallery below the Latest Comments, and am midway through a great big bundle of uploads to finally fix that damned logo link.

Took more than 90 minutes, though!!

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Posted : Sunday, 11 July 2010, 02:11
Jayenkai
Last day, today.
If you're up for doing something interesting, today's the day to do it!

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Posted : Monday, 12 July 2010, 12:28
CodersRule
Figures it ended yesterday.

I just spent like 4 hours working on something.
How many days' worth of productivity does that cover?
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