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Friday, March 31, 2006
The Smiley Puzzle Project
8:02 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Dark Moon Software has announced work on a new game. Currently under the title of The Smiley Puzzle Project, the game is a complete remake of Enigmatic Movements, an earlier tile matching puzzle title. The new game will feature both gameplay and graphical improvements and will be coded in Java.

From the Dark Moon blog:

I have 3 good reasons for going the java route:

-- Iíve been coding in java for more than 7 years now, so I have plenty of experience using both the language, and the necessary tools. I expect this will speed up the development of the game considerably!
-- Cross platform!!! Since Iím a long-time mac user, and I donít even have a Windows machine at home, using java will definitely be the easiest solution for going cross-platform. In the beginning, I will probably keep concentrating on the mac market. But expanding my audience with millions of windows users canít hurt. And it will be necessary if I want to get this game on any portals!
-- Ultratron and Titan Attacks! These fun and cool looking games by PuppyGames are also written in java and LWJGL, and are a great inspiration! This blog post about Titan Attacks is also an interesting read. Another full 3D game written in java and LWJGL is Tribal Trouble by Oddlabs. Check out the amazing screenshots! These games clearly show that java has become a valid alternative to C and C++ for game development.

To read more about the project check out the Dark Moon blog at the link below.

Dark Moon Software Blog: Smiley Puzzle Project
Enigmatic Movements
Dark Moon Software

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