My holidays have finally started!
Now that I have some time on my hands, I’ve started looking at alternatives to PyGame. Previously I thought about using Unity 4.0 and turning Fruit Catcher into a 3D game. It would be easy enough to do, since I’ve already done a basic first person shooter in Unity 3.5. The problem lies in the fact that I’d have to continously boot out of Windows and boot into Ubuntu to test the game. So I’ve scrapped that idea for now.
Thus, today I tried out LOVE2D. In previous versions, LOVE2D was too heavy on resources and would bring my measly laptop to it’s knees. Now, however, the 0.8.0 release is pretty solid. Not to mention they’ve added more functionality, updated their documentation, and optimized LOVE itself. From my laptop, my friend’s laptop, and my desktop, we all get a solid 60 fps with my basic game thus far.
The real test of course, will be down the line. I have not yet implemented my star particle system in this Lua port. When I get all apples and bananas dropping, with stars jumping around on screen, that’s when we’ll see how the framerate handles. For now though, this is a lot of fun!