What a Java Dabbler!
Yes, I work at Sun Microsystems. Yes, this is a Java shop, in
fact WE INVENTED IT. So once in a while I horse around and
work out a Java program or two. In particular, I write games
to use at our annual New Years Eve party. One past year the
theme was GAME SHOWS. We played Jeopardy on the big screen
TV, and let me tell ya that was a huge hit with folks! It's
definately something worth downloading and playing around with.
Things in the works: I've also been rewriting the original
version 1.0.3 of Hack in Java, because, well, I LIKE Hack, and
my little dog, too! Nethack just doesn't do it for me. I am
creating a trivia box thing for my friend Kieran, like Party
Quiz for the old Atari systems if you remember that one.
Fill Or Bust!, a great dice/card
game that everyone says they never heard of but love it once
they play it! I am often told they've never played anything
like it, either. There are a few rules missing that I haven't
coded up yet, check the History and TODO files to see the most
current state of the game. It is definately playable just as
it is right now, so enjoy!
Jeopardy! was the big New Years 2006.
It now has the daily double implemented, but the final
Jeopardy question you have to ask out loud. Other than
that the game plays well. You may not like my questions, but
hey, make your own! It's a simple flat ascii file. I now
include the info on where I got the Quiz Show device that makes
this a real party game!
Hollywood Squares! is the game we
be played for New Years 2007. I snapped digital pics of my
party goers, dropped them into the image directory, and voila
their faces appeared on my 100+ inch projection screen. Everyone
loves seeing their face on TV!
What can I say, I'm a man of varied interests!