Working on my Masters of Science in Computer Science is proving to be very time consuming. While I am trying to allocate blocks of time towards my porting and site work, the amount of time that I am actually able to devote to these side tasks is not as much as I would like. This means that there may be changes to the blog post next year. As the book is mostly written, there will not be any changes to this blog. The emulator work has slowed down so I will have to decide how to handle things once I catch up with my current work. Worst case scenario is that I cut back to monthly updates though will likely write some side-trip articles covering other aspects of the development such as the creation of test games and assembly libraries.
Spelchan.com will continue to be updated each month with a port of an existing game. As you have already seen, the October game was changed to Pent Up Anger. While I was going to release Coffee Quest 2 next month, instead I am going to release Cribbage Square and will use my new Coffee Quest engine to do an enhanced version of Santa’s Search for the December game.
I do plan on releasing a Coffee Quest episode every quarter of next year, with more information on the Coffee Quest porting plans to be made next fortnight as next fortnight’s port will be on the making of HTML5 Coffee Quest.
Even though the Dozen Days of Dice series is not overly popular, I really don’t have time to do a worthy port of One of those Weeks, so until I have enough time to do a proper OotW port, the Dozen Days series will be a placeholder with an episode every quarter.
This leaves four games open. These will probably be used for holiday games but I have not yet made up my mind what I will be releasing so consider the other four releases for next year to be mystery games. They may even be new games if I end up creating some for University assignments.
Next fortnight, as mentioned above, will be a look at my Coffee Quest port and what the plans are for that series.