I did write a post about that game back in December 2013, but it wasn't nearly as detailed as my posts concerning my entry in this year's Game Off. When I was thinking about the game, I was reminded of one of my unfortunate personality traits: I have to do everything the hard way the first time.
"That doesn't sound so bad," you might say to yourself. But for a game competition it probably put me at a disadvantage. I could have spent more time making the game play better instead of fixing bugs with the keyboard inputs. There are more lines of code in the 2013 game despite it being much more basic. Why am I like this???
It's not just online games. I stubbornly kept implementing my own CSS manipulation functions for years before I finally decided to start using jQuery (well, I actually used Dojo first but eventually switched).
I think it really just does come down to my stubbornness. I like to do things for myself. Even when that wastes time. I need to work on this.
You can still play the 2013 tadpole game. Even though it's 100% hand-crafted, it wasn't such a terrible game. It didn't win, though.
|The Frog Lifecycle Game|
So check out the tadpoles in today's comic. This might be the last time they appear for a while. I'm not sure where that train goes.
|Amphibian.com comic for 10 July 2015|