Harding University - Software Development Fall 2007
Blockerman Redux Online
Join the ultimate strategic game board and advance until your opponent’s home bases while blocking him to get yours. The fun never ends, challenge your friends on-site or play them online. Blockerman Redux is very easy to learn and play. If you have played Blockade© (Lakeside, 1975) before, this game is your answered prayer for years. Never seen before in a computer game, Blockerman Redux uses Blockade’s game rules and includes new capabilities such as 3D characters, several game modes, special effects, and outstanding animations.
· Real 3D display of game board.
· Animated movements and stunning effects.
· Several backgrounds and characters.
· Four exciting ways to play.
· Play against computer or human opponents.
· Match skills against others in Net Mode.
· Easy to learn and play.
· Windows 2000/XP/Vista
· 800MHz or faster processor
· 256MB RAM (512MB recommended for 2000/XP)
· DirectX 9 or better
· Internet Explorer 6.0 or better
· Pablo Oropin:
· Majors: Computer Engineering and Computer Science
· Networking, Artificial Intelligence, and Operability
· Project Manager
· Ross Thian:
· Major: Computer Science
· Artificial Intelligence
· Joshua Statuer
· Major: Computer Science
· Animation, GUI, and Integration.
· Braulio Jaen
· Majors: Computer Information Systems and Information Technology
· Documentation, Help, and Website.
Visual C# Express: C# is a simple, type-safe, object oriented, general-purpose programming language. Visual C# provides code-focused developers with powerful tools and language support to build rich, connected web and client applications on the .NET Framework.
XNA Framework: The XNA framework is a collection of libraries and objects that refines the C# language to make game development more efficient. It is especially effective to work with resources like graphics and sound.
Visual Studio 2005: Even though, all the game’s development will be done with XNA Framework and Visual C# Express (which is a standalone program), Visual Studio tools are employed to create the installer with its corresponding packages.
Visual SourceSafe: Visual SourceSafe is used for source control. Users check out and check in files that are a part of the project to avoid discrepancies. It also logs old versions of files.
Autodesk 3Ds Max: 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software helps design visualization professionals, game developers, and visual effects artists maximize their productivity by streamlining the process of working with complex scenes.
Blender: Blender is an additional 3D modeling software, which is also free program, to be used especially for its relatively easy handling and its high quality output.
Blockerman Redux Main Menu.
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Game Board view during a simulated game,
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The 3D Game board rotates to ease player’s control and view of the game.
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