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Dec 29 10

Hiatus

by Tyler

I don’t like doing this, but I think it’s for the better. I started this website back in March of 2009, and it’s been fun! As far as I can tell, I’ve helped a lot of people, and I’ve learned quite a bit myself. I had big plans for Man With Code, and while those aren’t going away, they are moving to the back burner. Everything to do with Man With Code is going on an indefinite hiatus for me.

Why am I doing this? Well, life happened. My focus has been shifting to other things, and I don’t have the same drive to work on Man With Code as I used to. It’s obvious that I’ve been neglecting Man With Code for some time, and instead giving you all a bunch of empty promises, and having them take up space in my mind, I figured it would be better to just close up shop.

What this means for you

You, as a reader/viewer of the Man With Code tutorials, can expect a few things:

  1. The website will still be here, I don’t have enough money in donations to keep it going, but I’ll fund the difference out of my own pocket to keep the website online for another year
  2. There won’t be any new tutorials written or recorded by me
  3. I will still do my best to respond to comments and emails and answer any questions anyone has
  4. If anyone would like to contribute to Man With Code to keep it alive, I’m more than happy to share the website and YouTube channel with you

Hopefully I’m moving on to greener pastures, though I have a feeling I’ll wind up back at Man With Code sometime in the future. Until then, happy coding! Have fun! :)

Oct 20 10

Making Games With Ruby – Episode 11 Written

by Tyler

Episode eleven of Making Games With Ruby: Options, has been written! This episode is short and sweet, and gives the players power over how our game plays. This episode also marks the end of the core development on our Pong game, everything after this will just be icing on the cake. You can read it here: http://devel.manwithcode.com/making-games-with-ruby.html#9

I hope enjoy this one! :)

- Tyler

(After posting this, I realized that the last episode came out just about a month ago, I’m really sorry for how long this took. In all honesty, I had the code for this written about 3 days after finishing Episode 10, but procrastination, school, and random stuff kept me away from writing the episode. Those reasons are no excuses, and I hope you’ll accept my apologies!)

Sep 21 10

Making Games With Ruby – Episode 10 Written

by Tyler

Episode ten of the Making Games With Ruby series: Sound, has been written! As you could probably tell by the title, we add sound to our game in this episode, more specifically one sound effect and some background music. You can read it here: http://devel.manwithcode.com/making-games-with-ruby.html#8

I’d like to say sorry for how long this episode took to come out. It’s a short one, but I still had difficulty finding the time and motivation to produce it. For the most part this is because I’m back at school, so expect future delays, but I’ll still try my best to get them out as fast as I can.

- Tyler

Aug 10 10

Making Games With Ruby – Episode 9 Written

by Tyler

Episode nine of the Making Games With Ruby series, Game States (Title, About, and Pause), is finally written! This episode has us implementing game states, which lays the foundation for our Pause, Title, and About screens, which we also implement in this episode. You can read it here: http://devel.manwithcode.com/making-games-with-ruby.html#7

This one is probably the longest episode in the entire series (at least so far), which is why it’s taken me a bit longer to finish. (I’m still not 100% sure I’ve caught every mistake, so if you see any code errors or script typos, don’t hesitate to email me, or leave a comment here).

Enjoy! :)

- Tyler

Jul 28 10

Making Games With Ruby – Episode 8 Written

by Tyler

Episode eight of Making Games With Ruby, Winning and Playing Again, is written! This one’s a pretty short and easy episode, but it’s still a good one! You can read it here: http://devel.manwithcode.com/making-games-with-ruby.html#6

Have fun! :)

- Tyler