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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Well, I think it's done. The final code for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been posted and should be ready for (hopefully) bug-free play-through. I admit freely that I'm posting this at 4 in the morning after being up all night so I'm a little punchy. I can only hope I wasn't just dreaming that all the bugs are fixed ;)

Go give it a play and see what you think. Fair Warning: it is every bit the children's game it looks like and you may not make it all the way through. You do get points for trying though.

Snow Wait

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is nearing completion. I finally got off my duff and fixed the problems I was having with the upper fork in the road and now things seem to be running smoothly. I just need to iron out any final bugs I might find and spruce up anywhere I feel it needs to be spruced. If you play a game now, you should be able to get all the way to the end without a hiccup.

I'm a Little Bit Country...

Donny & Marie Osmond TV Show Game

I've been outdone!

A gentleman named Tim Spurling contacted me a few months ago and told me how much he enjoyed this website. He had done something similar with a board game that he personally enjoyed, but that wouldn't have fit in here, and he was interested in doing something for this site. I am proud to say he recently completed work on the Donny & Marie TV Show board game and we have placed it up for play.

I have to admit, he really did a wonderful job and I think it looks as good or better than the games I've converted. I'm a little jealous of his skill, but it only makes me want to up my own game on my future work.

Anyway, don't delay, go PLAY IT NOW!

And, as if to show me how to do my own job (!!) Tim has already started work on the Patty Duke game! Check out the details on it HERE.

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's off to work I go...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is almost complete. I have to finishing allowing for the fact that there are two paths to the Finish line and then just put on the final touches. I haven't decided if I want to add more sound effects (or sound bites from the movie), but at this point I think sounds for the markers moving and the spinner spinning are enough. Any other noises would likely just get annoying after a while.



JS Board Games was HACKED!
Unfortunately, about an hour before posting this, I discovered the site had been hacked. Some unknown nefarious ruffians (I assume) hijacked the site and placed spam messages that didn't belong. I deleted the old site and restored from a backup, then updated some security measures to thwart future attempts at sabotage. We only lost some recent posts related to the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs work in progress. No big deal in the scheme of things, but highly annoying. Anyway, the day has been saved and nothing important was lost. C'est la vie.

It flows like a river under a dungeon.

Dungeon Dice flow chart

As proof that I really am continuing to work on Dungeon Dice, I present an image of the flow chart I put together for the Human turn in the game. Preliminary code tests are pretty much finished, so now it's a matter of taking this chart and coding accordingly.

Digging in.

Dungeon Dice

Dungeon Dice arrived in the mail today and I've already begun scanning in the assets. Excited to get started on this one.

Is it considered breaking the rules if you made up the rules yourself?

Dungeon Dice by Parker Bros.

My next game conversion is now officially announced: Dungeon Dice by Parker Bros.

I would like to thank Flip Florey at the Flip The Table Podcast for providing me with a copy of this game. My original plan was to use assets culled from various websites (eBay, etc.), but the quality of said images was decidedly lacking. With Flip giving me access to the actual game, I can scan in the assets myself and provide the best possible imaging in the finished game.

Mary Poppins Now Ready to Babysit the Kids.

Mary Poppins Carousel Game

The 1964 children's game The Mary Poppins Carousel Game is now ready to play. It's a very simplistic roll-and-move game that leaves the winner entirely to chance, but I loved it when I was a little kid, so I couldn't pass up the chance to code it out. It's so basic it took me less than a week from concept to finished game. I added some graphics from the Disney movie to spice it up a bit. It's not a terribly exciting game (at least not if you're over the age of five), but you can be comforted by the fact that a full four-player game only takes a few minutes to play.

I'm going round and round with this next project...

Mary Poppins Carousel Game

Here's a screenshot of the very very early work on my next project, The Mary Poppins Carousel Game. It's a very simple children's game so it should be quick to code and it should be available to play shortly. Right now, I'm more concerned with the layout of the play area than I am with the nitty gritty of coding the gameplay.


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