Hello! I studied Computer Science, and live in Bath. I write code, design games, and occasionally tweet.
Hello! I studied Computer Science, and live in Bath. I write code, design games, and occasionally tweet.

Posts from 2013

Creating Games using C++ and SFML Dec. 10, 2013 in 6thform, Cpp, Games, Simulations

This year I took part in the video game development club at sixth form. Here we were taught how to use C++ and SFML to make games from scratch. While not the greatest, I thought they were worth sharing anyway. Enjoy!



Shoot stuff, in space! Visit on GitHub

Side Scroller

Side Scroller

Shoot stuff, to the side! Visit on GitHub.

Game of Life

Game of Life

Conway’s classic game of life. Visit on GitHub.

Kitty-agers Nov. 21, 2013 in Cats, Photos

More Cats

Farewell Minecraft Oct. 2, 2013 in Games, Photos

It is with a heavy heart, that I must wish goodbye to my Minecraft server. A declining player-base, low staff interest, and lack of funds have lead to their final closure. It is sad, but everything has an end, and the time is now.

Continue reading for a gallery of screenshots, most taken in multiplayer.

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How to play Sevens and its Variants Jul. 17, 2013 in Games, Rules, Text

Shuffle a deck of playing cards without jokers, and deal out between players. All of the cards must be dealt out even if certain players have additional cards. Players then take it it turns placing down cards. Ace is high. The seven of each suite must be placed down first, and then adjacent numbers of that suite can be placed above and below it. If a player cannot play then the game skips to the next player. The game is over when a player places all of their cards, but can continue until all of the cards are placed.


Cheating Sevens

With the exception of seven, cards are placed face down, not face up, with players announcing the card. Players can lie so at any point any player can call CHEAT on the last card. It is turned over and if the accuser is wrong they simply skip their next turn. However, if they are right the next card is turned to check, and so on until either seven is reached, or a correct card is found. The accused then picks up all of the cards and play resumes.

Concurrent Sevens

Two players opposite each other play simultaneously. On their turn, they pick a card and place it face down in front of them. Concurrently, they flip and the card closest to seven is placed, with the other card returning to their hands.

Infinite Sevens

Infinite sevens is played with at least two decks of playing cards. Play is identical, except that Ace is simultaneously both high and low. This allows cards to wrap around crazily.

Visiting Cornwall Jul. 14, 2013 in Photos, Travel

Cornwall is nice and peaceful. A view of the beach. The Tate St. Ives. Soaring kites.

The Beach Tate St. Ives Soaring Kites

Acrylic on Canvas Jun. 3, 2013 in Painting, Photos

Here are two paintings of mine using acrylic on canvas.

Both are inspired by places and photos in my local community.

The Woodlands The Highstreet

The woodlands. The high street.