Thursday, June 26, 2008

Flash dancer, 10 years ago ;-)

Thanks to my Mom', (who had recorded it on VHS tape), and to neighbour colleague Fred Flosi (who digitalized it), an old archive is now visible on the internet:

The URL displayed in the video is probably no longer active. Now the dancer is visible on Globz website.

The VO basically says that it's one the first "interactive comics character on the internet", which may be an overstatement . But at least it was the starting point of a new adventure for me: about Flash, about Globz, about (playing and) making games, . To be continued ...

Edit: actually, I created the dancer in sept 1997. The (very cool) music used in this video version was a Julien Jabre (unautorized ) sample. Like many people at this time, he received the dancing creature by e-mail and recognized his music !!. Finally we got an agreement with his label to use the sample for non-commercial use.

BTW, I switch to english

Last year was spent to post anecdotic messages, mostly in french, and with the hidden purpose () of getting more familiar with the "blog" stuff . Although I'm more capable of humour in my native language (french), I don't want to maintain 2 languages versions of my posts. It was hard to choose between "be subtle" or "be understandable by 1000 times more people" (syntaxically at least) !

Then, I will switch to english. My posts will probably become even shorter
Comments in french will be welcome, though.
On some occasions, I'll write post in french if it's only France-relevant or too difficult for my english .

GOSWF: a SGF viewer for go/baduk/weiqi games

I've released GoSWF, a flash viewer for Go game.
GOSWF is freeware, and designed to be used on forum, websites.
The colors can be changed to match the hosting website color style.

Currently, GOSWF is used on forum (games are visible only for registered users), and british go association.

I'm working on a stand-alone version (PC), for fast and easy SGF viewing (SGF is the standard format for go games).
Some editing features should be added in both versions (online + standalone).

About Go: an ancient asian strategy game. Some day, I will have to tell why I love this game so much !! Recently (in comparison with go 4000 years history), Go game has gained a popularity boost thanks to Hikaru no Go manga (and anime).

© Gludion/Olivier Besson - 2007