We are Michael Rogers and Michael Phipps. Rogers is a commercial systems analyst located in Melbourne, usually working in Visual Basic, and Phipps is a web developer in Brisbane who usually works with PHP. We’ve been friends since Year 1 in primary school.
It’s been years since we’ve been able to work on a project together, so Rogers suggested trying to build an xbox 360 game, which would be a challenge to us both since we are not familiar with C# programming for a console.
We’ve decided to record our progress in this blog, both to look back and remember how we’ve handled things, and hopefully as a resource of sorts for people who are building their own games.
Phipps brings another degree of complexity to the project, with Linux (ubuntu) being his native OS, so we will also be walking the trials and tribulations of building games in a virtual machine.
If you are reading this, we hope you find what we talk about useful. Finally, we hope this isn’t our first and last past. 🙂