Reading on software design patterns has led me to the Model/View/Controller pattern.  This is a very useful concept.  I haven't tried it out yet, but have read enough to see how it works.  My plan is now to do a full re-write of Explore! using MVC, and then to go back and use it to re-write Cellular Explorer.  

Matt Ahlschwede 11/21/02014

Continuing research, etc

I've been reading up on design patterns for software development.  Got some good ideas, unfortunately, the book is mostly concerned with Java, but some of it will work with JavaScript.  Tonight, I created some new sprites for the Quantum Splat project, and played some Dwarf Fortress.  Wow, Dwarf Fortress has a serious learning curve, it is almost as much work as game development.  It is a deep, deep game.

Matt Ahlschwede 11/17/02014

It moved!

Tonight, I tried to get a moving mob in MAGE.  The attempt was met with mixed results.  First it moved, and turned into the payer.  After 'fixing' that, movement resulted in a blank screen with the mob at the bottom.  Additional tinkering was done, to no avail.  Needless to say, this is still a work in progress.

Matt Ahlschwede 11/12/02014