Today I want to share with you all something that is very dear to me. Something that is not related to programming or anything computer related. Today we’re going to talk more about board games. We’re going to talk about one specific board game that has captured my imagination for the past 15+ years. It is called Piecepack and it is not really a board game at all.
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A new book focused on Game Development
I am almost reaching the point where I can almost release the book. My idea is to release it as an early unfinished preview and allow readers to send feedback and enjoy it while I am still building it.
The Google Summer of Code is all about open source creations and its my belief that open source should also be open development so by releasing this book in early form I am able to invite you all to contribute to it.
I’ve been accepted in Google Summer of Code 2014 as a student working with Mozilla.
My project (that can be seen here) is about creating game samples, an ebook and some reusable libraries to aid game developers working with Firefox OS.
Games count for 50% of the app usage on mobile devices. Let that sink for a bit… Of all app categories, games count for half of the usage and all the other types of app share the remaining fifty percent. Games are so important that many developers distinguish between games and non-games application as being from different realms. No one places spreadsheets app and project management apps in different realms but people think of games as something so broad, so large, that it deserves its own category.
If games are so important for mobile platforms then it makes sense that we have great tools and documentation to aid new developers in becoming game developers. The fact is that even though we do have lots of documentation, it is all spread multiple MDN pages and wiki links and personal blogs. We lack a comprehensive collection of knowledge that can be easily followed, understood and shared by new developers.
If a game developer wants to learn something about Firefox OS itself then he can just browse MDN Game Development Zone for the information he needs. New developers that want to become game developers have no easy path to follow.
To solve this we’re going to build a set of resources that when used together will teach new developers how to develop 2D casual games for Firefox OS.
Lets see what we’re going to build…