As I continue sorting out videos + write-ups in moments of spare time towards posting some documentation of my thesis, I’ve also collected together some other little things I was doing for classes at the same time. Wanna know just how I made the grade and snatched that diploma? Check out these gems.
- Google Earth Super Hero Adventure
First up is a short video from my “Expanding Digital Possibilities” class.
A few months ago I had an assignment for class to make something using google earth as either tool or subject matter. What resulted, it seems, is a short video about a super hero who protects this virtual world from weird virtual monsters, or something.
view on vimeo | on youtube
The entire thing was made over the course of one all-nighter in a friend’s kitchen. I’ve been putting off uploading it because I figured I’d go back and add some effects/clean up the edit, but let’s face it….I think I’ve already spent about as much time on this video as I ever will.
- Rock Lobster, the game
Final project for: Computer Systems Organization.
If you play games for things like “graphics”, or “coherent plot”, or “plot”, or “complex gameplay”, or “responsive controls”, this game is not for you. However, if you play games for “non-stop action”, “lobsters”, or “two measures of blippy music”, you may be something like “satisfied” by this video game, which somehow got me an A- in the class.
Now obviously, a game made in such a high-level computer science class requires some high-level modern technology to run on. That’s why Rock Lobster is only available for MS-DOS!
To play- download/unzip the file and copy “rocklob.com” into the disired directory. Then, from that directory in DOS, just type “rocklob” and hit enter to play. If you’re on a mac, take a look at the DOS emulator Boxer.
Rock lobster was written in Assembly language for the Dewar Assembler. Help yourself to some source code.
-3d flash toy
Here’s another assignment from EDP. This time the assignment was to make something with (or related to) red/cyan 3d. There isn’t much more to say about it, except that there isn’t much to see if you don’t have 3d glasses.
view the 3d flash toy