Christian Murphy
Welcome to my blog!
I am a software engineer/tools developer/game developer in cold and rainy Manchester, UK.
I will post my latest projects and occasional products of hackathons here.

Made a start on an interesting game jam, following the expiration of US patent 5718632 filed on November 27, 1995 by Namco, It is now no longer infringing for game developers to make little minigames when loading content for a main game.

This inspired a game jam in the form of LoadingJam. Which I decided to take part in over the weekend, and I'm still in the middle of it right now , but I've got my first working build up on my ready to download and play now.

I was going for a papers please style 'document-em-up' with a simpler method since it's just a minigame, so you fling patents around after judging if they should be denied or accepted.

That has led me to where the build is now, there are 50 scripted patents, where 25 are supposed to be accepted and 25 are to be denied, with some humour hopefully!

I'm still making tweaks to the game and I'll post again when the jam ends and reflect on how I think it went.

Christian Murphy November 30 2015