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Playing a bit of catch up.

Recently my site has been getting a little attention thanks for a post made asking about me on the Jaguar Sector II forums. As such, I should probably post some sort of an update on my work with the Atari Jaguar.

By the end of my last semester at Shawnee State University I had gotten as far as storing an image in the Jaguar’s memory, assigning it an an object in the Object Processor’s object list, and manipulating the position of the object in the Object Processor via key input. Below are a couple screenshots of this running in Virtual Jaguar:

Blitting the Startup screen of the Sega Saturn on the Atari Jaguar.

Moving the image down using key input.

Moving the image left using key input.

Moving the image right using key input.

Since college, I have become a fill time employee of Yost Engineering Inc. and am doing contract work with another company on the side. As such, I have had to put my Jaguar work on the side. I did finally get my Skunkboard in and have been eyeing it ever since 🙂 Once my work load lightens up (hopefully sooner rather than later) I intend to revisit my research, more throughly document what I’ve learned, and develop a game of some sort on the platform. I enjoyed the time I spent reading about the Atari Jaguar. The various hardware nuances and novel method of accomplishing gourand shading with a custom color encoding was delightful to read.

Thats all I really have to say for now on my Jaguar work. I hope it doesn’t take another year before I can start posting info about the Jag. Until next time.

-Sam Bushman

Phasespace API Phase 2 – Update

Howdy Internet,

Dan and I have been hard at work getting Project MDI underway for the spring semester. We have just created a video featuring footage of all our work so far. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Project MDI – Demo Video 1

Cheers,
Sam Bushman

First post!

Hello internet,

My name is Sam Bushman. This web site of mine is meant to give me a means for sharing my current software projects, career exploits, gaming habits, and personal thoughts. I am a senior college student at Shawnee State University. Being on the verge of graduating this spring, I felt it necessary to share my experiences in exploring the world of game programming, game design, and personal growth. Over the next few months I hope to make visible some of the programming topics I find interesting (such as Atari jaguar home-brewing, game development on a motion capture system, and planning an engine for the XNA platform) as well as show some of my personal take on gaming culture and trying to make a career out of game development. I aim to make my content informative, entertaining, and candid. If there are ever any concerns, comments, or suggestions regarding the content of this site please feel free to email me at sbushman – at – gmail – dot – com. Cheers and have a good one internet 🙂