A Finnish Fable

A Finnish Fable

What is A Finnish Fable?

A Finnish Fable is a cheery platformer set in Iron Age Finland. Run, jump, and arrow-climb through levels while avoiding squirrels and moose(meese?). Enjoy cloudberries to replenish your health and listen to Finnish folk songs in the background.

Introductory Post

Wes ZonePosted by Wes Mon, October 10, 2016 07:04PM
Hey guys, Wes here. My real name is Wesam and my internet name is shogun656. This is my first post to Wes Zone and i wanted to start by introducing what this page is going to be about. Wes zone will be more on the programming side of A Finnish Fable and we will discuss what we do to get a game like AFF to run.

I am going to start by explaining what i use for the underlining framework for AFF and why i chose that. I use LibGDX for this game and so far it has been great. LibGDX is a game-development framework written in Java with some C and C++ components for performance dependent code, It also has some JavaScript so you can have your game run on web as well which leads nicely on the main reason why I chose LibGDX. LibGDX is cross platform. You write your code once and the game should run on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, IOS, and HTML. That makes things amazingly easier so we do not have to work to hard in porting the code on to other platforms.

The next reason why I choose LibGDX is because it is a Java based framework and Java is my favorite language. I came from a background of making android games so I was already used to Java and love writing in it. Also, having an artist (Mitomon) that has some Java background makes communicating concepts much easier. Him having some coding experience has made things so much easier for the both of us. Sadly I don't have a strong graphics background to compensate.

Those were the two main reasons I chose LibGDX so next post I will be diving into LibGDX and their scene2D managment class to show you why LibGDX has been a pleasure to write in. I won't be posting as regulary as the Dev Blog so go read the Dev Blog if you want your weekly dose of AFF

Happy Deving,

Wes



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