Game Development: My first game

fourinrow.jpgI hacked together my first web game, an 8×8 variation of Connect 4 where you need to get four coins in a row, and it only took about 12 hours. It uses Java and the PulpCore framework for animation and sound, and my own weak minimax with alpha-beta pruning AI algorithm to beat your ass senseless. Theoretically the AI can look 4 moves ahead, so I like to think that when it gives you an easy win it’s because it’s seen how depressing and futile the future is and just gives up, like Marvin the paranoid android. Either that or there’s a bug in there, but I’m buggered if I can find it. So play the game and let me know what improvements I can make. I’m loving game development, now if only I can bring my passion and your money together somehow…

2007.11.09