Posts Tagged ‘ Video Games ’

VBA4Play Part 1: Movement and Collision Detection

This is the first part of a new series called VBA4Play. The goal here is to use Arena.Xlsm as a learning tool to get more people to have fun with VBA. Ultimately, what I’d like to do is create new games together with you using the tools that I am going to be writing about in VBA4Play. To that end I want people to come up with their own ideas for games and put them in the comments or experiment with VBA and write some code for a future game. If your code becomes featured on VBA4Play, I may ask that you guest write the article in a step-by-step fashion so that everyone can follow along. I’m going to try to make this feature accessible to beginners so I apologize in advance to those of you who already have coding experience. Hopefully both beginners and advanced VBA users can learn from each other and build something amazing together. To that end, I am only going to guide the discussion, I would like this to be a community project so the power to see where this thing goes is in your hands.

Okay, now let’s get started!

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Arena.Xlsm Version 1.1 Released!

Arena.Xlsm Version 1.1b is now available here: Download Arena.Xlsm

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Special thanks to my volunteer testers, and all of you who submitted feedback and bug reports!

Note: There is currently not a way to import your current v1.0 game data into v1.1. I’m working on this feature but it will take time and I didn’t want the Excel 2007 guys to have to wait any longer just to get started!

Patch notes below!

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Arena.Xlsm Gallery

The following screenshots have been taken from game play:

Title-Screen

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Arena-1 Arena-2

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v1.2-arena-3b Arena-4

Arena-v1.2-Preview

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v1.3---Statistics

Arena.Xlsm Preview: Achievement List Revealed!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Arena.Xlsm, I am now revealing the 36 unlockable achievements within the game. This is a preview of just some of the things you’ll be able to do while playing Arena.Xlsm.

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Arena.Xlsm Closed Beta Invitations Are Now Being Sent!

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The Closed Beta invitations are now being sent out to the lucky few who have expressed interest in previewing or testing Arena.Xlsm prior to the release date in March 2013. The invitations are being sent out over the next 7 days.

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