Baroque Gaming was founded in late 1999 by a group of three
people who thought it would be cool to right a video game of some sort as an
educational and fun project.
The project was to become known as "Blocks and Ball,"
a three dimensional version of "Breakout" written for the PC using
Direct3D. While it technically worked, it never went beyond a proof-of-concept
phase and died a lonely death. Currently it is uncertain as to if it will
even still compile.
Then I realized that I was the only one doing any actual
programming. Chris made all the models for the Game, and Robert messed
with the DirectSound a bit, but I was doing the coding. Not that I cared
at all, it just turned out that writing a game with three people while all
involved were learning something new, was, to say the least, difficult.
So I decided to write a game, it was to be a good game, a game
for the ages. It was called "Snakes." This time I threw
away all the 3d crap and just used DirectDraw. It is a game based on
"Light Cycles" from Tron. Download a zip here,
and it may even work. (DirectX required) It is full screen, if it is
blank when you start, just hit space. Arrow keys control the right player
W-A-S-D control the left. F12 exits the game. Unfortunately, it too
foundered and after installing DirectX 8, it no longer compiles. Maybe
someday I will mess with it again.