Margaret returns to The Pad for Beta Release Week
Margaret flew back from her frolic in Bellevue WA to the icy wilds of Wisconsin. We are finally having a taste of Winter – it was 1 degree F on a bank sign. It’s cold.
We walked on water for our afternoon outing with Travis and Mika – the lake ice is now trustworthy.
The Pad rests between two 40 acre lakes. My lake has 7 cabins on it, only 4 of which are occupied year-round. The lake behind me has no cabins on it – almost completely wild. It is a shallow beaver lake that is a collection of long bays. There is one main beaver lodge on it – where I fell through the ice last Winter – and what I call the Beaver Condos – a collection of small lodges in a marsh flat. The beaver and otter haven’t reopened their ice holes since this cold snap locked everything up.
Not much snow, but luckily we had big winds last week when the ice melted and refroze so the ice surface is textured in big gusty whorls. Mika is always on a leash because she loves to wander. She is 40 pounds of pure husky pulling power and her feet stick to this ice like velcro. It’s a lot of exercise to walk with her and it’s tricky on the ice. Lots of fun, really.
Margaret and I talked about the future of ChipWits, which we agreed is golden. Then we made a list of tasks for each of us to complete this week. When the list is all ticked off we will launch the beta shareware version of ChipWits – over 2 decades after Mike and I released the original.
Beta release week tasks:
- Remember last ChipWit and mission
- Mission series
- 8 missions
- Doom Rooms
- Boom Town
- Mystery Matrix
- Octopus Gardens
- Peace Paths
- ChipWit caves
- IFSMELL bug
- Baddie behavior:
- Animation timing
IBOL panel shrinks when zooming
- About page
- Spreadshirt – 12 products
- Intro Missions
- http://www.chipwits.com website – Simple 2 or 3 pages
- Mission graphics