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Post » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:19 am

techlord, would you make a github project? i like to contribuite it, i have 2 years of experience using wordpress.
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Post » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:25 am

[QUOTE=BluePhaze] I am really trying hard to see the benefit of using it for the whole page. All examples I have seen of it so far look like early flash/frontpage sites where everything is just big boxes... You also lose all indexing, etc... of content... I just don't see any reason to use this as the main content of the site as opposed to using it for specific dynamic content in canvases on the page. That sport shirt site really drives home the point of looking like a flash site from 10+ years ago. Not sure where the excitement is on that one. I am going to use it to create a nice under construction scene on my site but other than that, I really don't think there is any advantage to using it for the main content, and there are many disadvantages using it that way. At the end of the day, you are putting more effort into it than the return will likely get you...[/QUOTE]

@BluePhaze yes you're right, actually there some flash sites look awesome and some flash sites look awful, it depends on the design.
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Post » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:47 am

[QUOTE=BluePhaze] I am really trying hard to see the benefit of using it for the whole page. All examples I have seen of it so far look like early flash/frontpage sites where everything is just big boxes... You also lose all indexing, etc... of content... I just don't see any reason to use this as the main content of the site as opposed to using it for specific dynamic content in canvases on the page. That sport shirt site really drives home the point of looking like a flash site from 10+ years ago. Not sure where the excitement is on that one. I am going to use it to create a nice under construction scene on my site but other than that, I really don't think there is any advantage to using it for the main content, and there are many disadvantages using it that way. At the end of the day, you are putting more effort into it than the return will likely get you...[/QUOTE]A interactive 'under construction' game for your website is a great idea. I also intend to use C2 for games that are integrated into my website. I'm leaning towards using multiple C2 Canvases for interactive gadgets (ie: image slider show, image grids) on a page, verses a single C2 Canvas for the entire page. I visualize a web interface similar to a in-game menu. At this stage, I'm not sure if is or isn't possible as I'm still learning the ins and outs of C2 and HTML5. However, I believe its worth investigating.

I believe the sport shirt site does a decent job as a C2 Website proof of concept. Yeah, the graphics could use work, but, as far as graphics aesthetics go, I'm soliciting a pro.techlord2013-03-26 01:53:16
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Post » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:52 am

[QUOTE=Joannesalfa] techlord, would you make a github project? i like to contribuite it, i have 2 years of experience using wordpress.[/QUOTE]Yes, I would like to collaborate. I use Perforce (www.perforce.com) for source version control. I'm not familiar with Git, however, Perforce offers a Git Fusion application (www.perforce.com/product/components/git-fusion). Lets discuss further.

Visit the link below to view more details on the entire project:
forums.epicgames.com/threads/948901-Arcade-Komodo-seeks-Multi-Talent-to-build-NextGen-Cash-driven-Tournament-Arcadetechlord2013-03-26 02:24:45
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Post » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:02 pm

I'm finally starting to formulate an idea for Constructicon. I'm now considering the use of Construct to generate Full Page Wordpress Theme. I believe this strategy will allow me to embed the integrated games into the pages in a seamless manner. I found inspiration on (www.bigpoint.com/gameglobe). It contains a full page static background image and animated foreground images. The web interface is concise. It really captured my attention. I can easily visualize Website Interface in front, with an interactive background/parallax scrolling backdrop imagery in behind. Construct's Layer's system is perfect for this.

So my current plan is to have a simple interactive backdrop game to compliment the Premiere Game on Arcade Komodo's Soft Console. Similar to the Premiere version, the Complimentary version allows Players to compete in tournaments and earn achievements usuable in the Premier. Arcade Komodo's Soft Console supports many game, so I'm working out a list of Gadgets and requirements for Constructicon to generate on a per game basis.
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Post » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:35 am

I've read C2's online manual in its entirety and started constructing a simple Shooter Game to get very familiar with it. I've found several of the games in the Scirra Arcade very entertaining, addictive and inspirational.

I must say that I'm very impressed with C2's non-coding approach, although its taking me way longer to get used to then I'd like to admit. I often find myself looking for the CODE button to jump into the code. The more, I play with the C2 Editor, dragging and dropping objects into the layouts, the easier it is to visualize it as Visual Editor for organizing entire web pages. (Yes I know it's not its primary function, but, it doesn't mean it should not be capitalized on)

Anyways, don't expect anything fancy visually with my first game. Once its complete, I'm certain I'll have a solid strategy for developing the Constructicon Wordpress Theme.

BTW

@Joannesalfa I'm still interested in collaborating on the Wordpress Theme github project?
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Post » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:59 am

@techlord I'm sorry, i didn't notice this thread before.

Yes, i am interesed, so i have no experience about www.perforce.com

Pm me for contacts
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Post » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:00 am

I would personally focus more on the game side of things with Construct 2 and use tools designed for web for websites. Take a look at Adobe Edge.

First time visitors are going to have to download a whole JavaScript game engine just to view some visual effects. From a user perspective that's a bad move.
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Post » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:19 am

@thehen

Adobe Edge is designed to make HTML5 animations, especially cut scenes.

I have no idea how to integrate adobe edge animation canvas on inside of C2
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Post » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:24 am

Ah looking through it seems you want to make some sort of website/game hybrid. As long as the games are the content, and not peripheral to the content, then I guess C2 makes sense.

I was suggesting Edge as an alternative to C2 for this type of project, though if they are games and not just visual effects, C2 makes sense.
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