Let me start off by introducing myself.
My name is Lars Carré, a 17 year old, last year student at TSM Mechelen (Belgium) studying Industrial ICT.
For my Integrated Project I chose to make a tilemap java game. Basicly, it is my final
project/thesis on which I’ll be evaluated to pass this year (amongst other factors such as grades).
Now for this project I need an ‘official’ mentor, sadly no teacher at my school can mentor me since lack
of knowledge (kind of sad really) and the teacher who can does not want to mentor me due to the amount
of work that comes with. Therefore I’m asking if there’s a Java programmer with some spare time
(each wednesday, or saturday, whichever day really) once a week, to review my progress and correct
me along the way. The whole point of being a mentor is to communicate with me and review my progress.
You don’t write code (I’m not even sure if that’s allowed), but I do… You get the concept.
My official mentor (on paper) will be my class’ responsable teacher. But he can’t really handle all our
students so he asked us to look for a mentor. Sadly I’m the only ‘programmer’ in the family so that’s why
I’m asking here if there’s anyone that would like to help.
Now for the legal purposes we’ll have to exange some info, about what, why, when and this can be achieved
trough this forum, or my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project itself consist of getting controllers (PS3, Gamepads…) to work (with JInput) on a tilemap based game.
The category has been set to fantasy RPG, but that doesn’t really matter as it works.
My current progress is learning to work with Graphics2D and Graphics togheter with Frame, JFrame and JInput.
I would like to create this project with as few external libraries as possible. (It doesn’t matter if it takes up more time)
For graphical content I’m relying on the internet and my friends who are happy to design for/with me.
If you could spare some time to correct me, or help me out. You’re always welcome!
All my code will be commented in English (duh) and will soon be found here:
Note that my code takes 1-2 days to push. So it won’t be up to date, or current issues might’ve already been fixed.
.I currently do have some test code in Eclipse to learn some more about Graphics.
I’m using the space invaders 101 tutorial (currently) to learn how to work with Graphics in Java.
The full goal (or minimum requirements) is to:
-Have a standalone working game
-2D 45° Tilemap Game
-Write a thesis about it.
My current experience is 2 years of MS-DOS(Batch), 1 year of QBASIC, 1 year of Python, a few weeks of PHP, a year of HTML and CSS, some MySQL knowledge and 2 years of working with Java SE.
I am only 17 so don’t expect me to know a lot. Let’s say that currently we’re (in school) still learning to define custom Objects in java and we haven’t even learnt working with classes yet — BUT no worries as I’ve learnt those things and more outside of school. My most proud achievements are a Isometric engine in QBASIC that reads matrix’s layer
per layer and eventually draws a 3D ISO object. Next is a library for Python Pygame to simplify a Graphical menu.
Then follows a word generator in Python. That’s really “it”. Most of my time programming was learning and making useless programs such as command line oriented games or even a variant of PassKeeper. I understand Java quite well
and I have a basic understanding of how it works. You can give me some game code and I’ll understand most.
For my thesis about the project, you do not have to worry, since that’s in Dutch and will be corrected and reviewed
by my Dutch teacher. If you would like to teach a kiddo some good things or two give me a ring!
I’ll get everything set up so my responsable teacher can communicate with you and vice versa.
So if you could spare 1 day a week to help and review my progress (until may/june) it would be greatly appreciated!
If you wish to skip a week or even make up a custom scheme all’s is fine with me!
Many thanks for the read!