I finally finished Sandwich Quest!

I finally did it! I finished Sandwich Quest! My very first game has been completed! Wheeee!!!

Granted, it’s a very simple game and you can pretty much finish it in about five or so minutes, but the fact of the matter remains that I finally finished a game. I saw it through to its completion and I’m feeling pretty good about it.

Anyway, I meant to have this out before the Fall Semester of 2014, but I ended up adding more content than I had originally intended. Then, the semester hit, and hit hard, so I ended up putting it off until now. However, what’s important is the fact that it’s done. Also, let’s not forget the fact that I allowed for actions to be taken in any order, so there’ll definitely be some content that players will miss their first time through. Bet you weren’t expecting this game to have replayability, did you? Hah! (Well, there’s not that much, but there’s still something. I worked hard on this game, dammit.)

Anyway, go check out the game. There’s a link to the game’s page up at the top, and there’s also a direct link here for very lazy people. So, click here if you’re a very lazy person and enjoy Sandwich Quest: The Quest for Sandwich!

Oh, yeah…. This thing exists, doesn’t it?

Such a long time between posts. Well, that’s how hectic this damn semester was. I hardly had time to get my homework done, let alone update this blog. And Sandwich Quest? Hah, fat chance. And thus, my blog was left to just sit and wallow in its silence.

Well, that was until the end of this week. Last Wednesday kicked off Finals Week, and what better way to start Finals Week than IMMEDIATE LINEAR ALGEBRA FINAL EXAM. We were given five days to study but with four of those days being spent desperately struggling to finish one homework and two final project assignments before time was up (I only managed to finish two of the three), I only managed to have all of ONE DAY to study for it. It’s like they forget that you have other classes besides theirs when assigning work. But hey, that’s college for you.

So, with Linear Algebra’s final exam out of the way, and with Advanced Writing counting our final project as our final exam, that means I’m halfway done with finals. I just have my Programming class and my Theory class.

Their finals? This Wednesday. Both of them.

Yes, I have two final exams on the very same day. One in the morning and one in the evening. Fun times. At least I have plenty of study time, plus extra time to relax from the massive overload of stress this semester so kindly provided me with. I have had nearly zero gaming time. For a gamer, and for someone planning to eventually enter the gaming industry, that just will not do. So, I’ve been trying to get some gaming in before settling down to study for Wednesday. Also, I’ve finally got some time to work on finishing Sandwich Quest, so that’s back on the agenda. I’ll be working on this during the Summer until it’s finished, so it’ll finally be done after all my putzing about with it. I hope it at least amuses those who remember this from my old CTIN190 class last semester. But if not, it at least amuses me, and I enjoyed making it. And it’s my very first game. The first one I made from scratch. That’s at least worth something, experience-wise.

That’s pretty much everything up to this point. Hopefully, it won’t be another 4-5 months before I post again. Heck, my next post might even be about my finishing Sandwich Quest. That’d be nice.

You do realize you asked for this….

You know, I never realized that Linear Algebra would be so much harder than Multivariable Calculus.

Well, it feels like it is, at least. Having a professor that teaches at lightning speed and offers little in the way of concrete examples makes it harder to comprehend anything. At least I’m doing decently in my other three classes.

I’ve given each of my classes my own nickname to make it easier to let people know which class I’m taking about. WRIT340 is Writing (natch), CSCI 104 is Coding, CSCI 170 is Theory, and MATH225 is Math. Yes, very intuitive, I know. I don’t even have to give you the full name for you to get the gist of what these classes are about.

Anyway. I really should’ve finished Sandwich Quest when I had the chance during Winter Break. My classes aren’t letting up, work-wise. Add to that the number of hours I work at Viterbi DEN just sitting behind camera control panels, recording online classes… man, I get no breaks this semester.

But you know what? I really did ask for this, when I enrolled at USC. I’m not complaining (well, not much), but I do wish a few classes could tone it down with either the workload, or at least make things a little easier to understand. I’m doing my best and all, but damn.

Post-Finals Update

Now that my last Final Exam for the semester is over, I’ll have more time to work on completing Sandwich Quest, as well as posting most of my more interesting works.

I’ve also decided to declare a minor. Once I go through all the required application/interview steps, I’ll be minoring in Game Audio. So, I’ll have experience in 3D modeling using Maya, programming experience in multiple languages, and soon, I’ll be able to work with game audio. I guess I’ll be able to make games all by myself, at this rate.

I still can’t draw worth a crap, though….