Version 1.1.0 now :D

Been busy the past two days working on the coding and spritework. A lot still needs refined or polished but I’d say its getting there which a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t see the game getting anywhere fast.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2356323/Shoot%20Pontoon%20V1.1.0/index.html

Feature list

1.Buying a card logic – double the stake and twist a card. best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

2.Random banker win logic – so that he/she gets pontoon now and again and steals all your chips best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon  (NEEDS SOME ALTERATION WHEN I HAVE MORE FEATURES DONE)

3.Score display implementation best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

4.Dealers turn logic and display best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon ( NEEDS WORK STILL )

5. shoot betting implemented best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon  (NEED LOGIC FOR BUYING 4 CARD ENABLING SHOOT BET OPPERTUNITY

6.Betting limits { start with X amount of chips, can’t bet more than total etc..} best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

7.Player turn logic best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

8.Card positioning best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

9.Ace logic needs tweaking best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

10.Split logic and card positioning best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

11.Swap card logic – if score = 14 they can burn the cards and get two new

12.Make sure the logic for Pontoon > 21 && < 5 card trick between banker and player

Version 1.0.8

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2356323/Shoot%20Pontoon%20V1.0.8/index.html

1.Buying a card logic – double the stake and twist a card. best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

2.Random banker win logic – so that he/she gets pontoon now and again and steals all your chips best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

3.Score display implementation best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

4.Dealers turn logic and display best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon THIS IS PROVING TROUBLESOME BUT GETTING THERE, GIVING IT AN EXTRA STAR :p best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

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Another Log Post – Keeping us up to speed!

I know I intended to do a lot more today, but just didn’t seem to find any time for it today. I did however, work on some design work with the sprites etc..

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Now got face cards with pictures on them. And the start menu I embossed and outlined a bit more to make the ok button and left/right stand out.

Blog progress update

1.Buying a card logic – double the stake and twist a card. best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

2.Random banker win logic – so that he/she gets pontoon now and again and steals all your chips best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

3.Score display implementation best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon DO TOMORROW

4.Dealers turn logic and display best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon DO TOMORROW

 

By tomorrow night I should have a playable turn against the banker and your chips and score should be recorded during the gameplay.

 

5. shoot betting implemented best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon POSSIBLY TOMORROW (OR FRIDAY)

6.Betting limits { start with X amount of chips, can’t bet more than total etc..} best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon  POSSIBLY TOMORROW  (OR FRIDAY)

 

7.Player turn logic best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon FRIDAYS FEATURE LIST  (OR SATURDAYS )

8.Card positioning best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon FRIDAYS FEATURE LIST (OR SATURDAYS )

9.Ace logic needs tweaking best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon FRIDAYS FEATURE LIST (OR SATURDAYS )

10.Split logic and card positioning best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon SATURDAYS FEATURE LIST  

 

New score board design now..

New score board design now..

Just about t start having downed a bowl of rice crispies. Got the old notepad out and made some rough pseudocode and diagrams which im hoping should allow me to get a few features up and running today.

Decided  to test out some gameplay offline to see what the game was actually like – I had a vivid idea of how the game worked but never actually saw it done. It turns out, it seems pretty addictive imo. Similar to when I used to get enraptured in a game of poker on mario 64 DS mini games. As I was told by the person who gave me the idea, the game can turn on you if you’re not that canny with your earnings in the one turn, by that I mean shooting the entire pot can leave you pot-less so its best to be judicious. The game can also have the opposite effect from that which takes all your winnings: playing pontoons as the normal game is almost exactly the same as shoot pontoon; the shoot rules intensify the gambling aura of the game of random numbers and suites. The only thing I would mention about the game is that it cannot fully mimic the real game. It fails to represent the pressure and dare which as I have been informed, makes the game so unique and clever. While my version may not include a real cash gamble option (yet… ? :P) I found it pretty entertaining to see how much I could swipe from the bank in as many optimizing opportunities as were available during play. I hope now that I’ve had a feel for the game that I can make the browser game seem just as nearly that engaging.

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I’m finally happy with the card positioning design

testingNearly lost my mind thinking about this for a few reasons. Its a small space to position the cards so that the player can read the card, look aesthetically pleasing and not cluttered, be easily navigated and worked. Casinos usually have cards in a neat pile but doing so wasn’t exactly readable.

Some of the display in the image which I crafted from sprites I had made will not be present in the actual game play – for instance the 5 card tricks all of the 8 of clubs just inst possible. The interface is more likely to be less cluttered with notice of who’s turn it currently is. (single person game this wouldbe a feature – later version should have it)

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Some animated display

Try version 1.0.7

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2356323/Shoot%20Pontoon%20V1.0.7/index.html

Features added:

– banker win text (no game logic yet that is why when your second card is drawn the banker says he wins. He wont in the game but)

– burst text (if over 21 again the game logic isn’t flowing yet)

-Win text (debuggin purposes only you win if it is over 14 and less than 21)

So since yesterday the list of final features is depleting but some more have now been added.

I’ve marked them by how tricky/time consuming each is going to be

  • – HUD needs a split button,
  • Win text
  • Banker win text
  • Burst text

The plan of action is to remove the 1’s and 2’s from the listing and then concentrate on the difficult ones. Hopefully that should spur me on abit with the more tasking and difficult ones:

1.Buying a card logic – double the stake and twist a card. best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

2.Random banker win logic – so that he/she gets pontoon now and again and steals all your chips best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

3.Score display implementation best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

4.Dealers turn logic and display best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

5. shoot betting implemented best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

6.Betting limits { start with X amount of chips, can’t bet more than total etc..} best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

7.Player turn logic best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

8.Card positioning best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

9.Ace logic needs tweaking best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon 

10.Split logic and card positioning best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon best, bookmark, bookmarks, fav, favorite, favorites, favourite, favourites, like, love, rate, rating, star, yellow icon

There are still features I would like to include but I will see how much I can get done of this lot – realistically, these should get done a couple/ few each day I spend on them. I still wanted to get a few AI involved in the betting, be able to choose the number of AI and where to sit, set what the chip limits are and how much of a shoot kitty to begin with, create a highscore table for when you choose to walk away with your winnings, a tutorial screen and a shoot pontoon rules screen but this seems far away yet…

Bingo!….. a mean Pontoon!

… Yeah not quite as elegantly put but it is nearly a pontoon game now.

There are a few thing wrong still:

  • – HUD needs a split button,
  • – Player turn logic
  • – Card positioning
  • – shoot betting implemented
  • – Betting limits { start with X amount of chips, can’t bet more than total etc..}
  • – Ace logic needs tweaking

Back to rain… refreashing

I’m going to complain again about how very little I’ve achieved. I had a job interview the last week there and that took up most of my time preparing for it, getting a suit, fretting etc. Unfortunately didn’t get the job but the experience was good to have. . .

Although I said I haven’t made much progress, the game is nearly at the state which could be said to be playable. I have got the correct card being drawn now from the array and then removed from it. Javascript alert should demo it properly when you select deal.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2356323/Shoot%20Pontoon%20V1.0.5/index.html

I will be working on getting the game to deal properly to you and the dealer, implement the right logic – ie burst if > 21 or if banker >= your hand

I will also get the betting system in place as that really is the point of this game :/ I should then have enough time to get a couple of AI involved…

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