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-Stuff happened! This week has been busy, but with other classes, so I haven'​t made a whole lot of improvements this week. There are a few things, however! I have two major accomplishments this week that I will share with you. First of all, I implemented having a title on my title screen! I looked up the logo for MORTAL KOMBAT, and used that as my base to create the sprites that make up PORTAL KOMBAT. It was kinda interesting finding how to use a grid of 8 x 8 pixels to make letters. In the end, I made each letter two sprites high, and one sprite wide. Except for the M. I had to stretch it into the boxes before it, so I made the blank sprites in between the words include a little bit of the K, with the next sprites over including the rest of the K and a bit of the O, and the next sprites over including the rest of the O and a piece of the M. That was fun. I'm pretty happy with the way I did the colors too. I had the top be one color and the bottom half another, and there were a few pixels in the middle section where I would mix the colors together. I think it looks really cool. +Stuff happened! This week has been busy, but with other classes, so I haven'​t made a whole lot of improvements this week. There are a few things, however! I have two major accomplishments this week that I will share with you. First of all, I implemented having a title on my title screen! I looked up the logo for MORTAL KOMBAT, and used that as my base to create the sprites that make up PORTAL KOMBAT. It was kinda interesting finding how to use a grid of 8 x 8 pixels to make letters. In the end, I made each letter two sprites high, and one sprite wide. Except for the M. I had to stretch it into the boxes before it, so I made the blank sprites in between the words include a little bit of the K, with the next sprites over including the rest of the K and a bit of the O, and the next sprites over including the rest of the O and a piece of the M. That was fun. I'm pretty happy with the way I did the colors too. I had the top be one color and the bottom half another, and there were a few pixels in the middle section where I would mix the colors together. I think it looks really cool. There is an optimization I'm thinking about doing at some point. After I wrote out the code for assigning tile index and x and y coordinates to every individual sprite in the title, I realized that the lines of code are so similar, I could probably create an array of the sprites and use a loop to assign everything. I'll have to look into it, but I've already done the individual coding, so it's not of the utmost importance. Just a side project I might do later to make it look neater (not to mention shorter!).
  
 My second thing to tell you about this week is someone in the class finally figured out how to clear the screen and redraw the background correctly. This was great because now, I can have no portals showing on the title screen! Then, I just redraw the screen and make the portals appear when I get to the actual game! I was pretty happy. I have run into a bit of an issue with clearing the portals off when I go back to the title screen, but I'm sure that's a simple fix. I'm so happy right now! My second thing to tell you about this week is someone in the class finally figured out how to clear the screen and redraw the background correctly. This was great because now, I can have no portals showing on the title screen! Then, I just redraw the screen and make the portals appear when I get to the actual game! I was pretty happy. I have run into a bit of an issue with clearing the portals off when I go back to the title screen, but I'm sure that's a simple fix. I'm so happy right now!
  
 There is one thing I also wanted to briefly mention. I found out that there is a student expo going on in the commons on May 10th, and apparently, there aren't a whole lot of entries for it. There are cash prizes for winning certain categories, so I've decided I will try to get Portal Kombat entered into this contest. I feel pretty confident I can win the people'​s choice award if I can set everything up right. I'll have to talk to Matt Haas about a few things... ​ There is one thing I also wanted to briefly mention. I found out that there is a student expo going on in the commons on May 10th, and apparently, there aren't a whole lot of entries for it. There are cash prizes for winning certain categories, so I've decided I will try to get Portal Kombat entered into this contest. I feel pretty confident I can win the people'​s choice award if I can set everything up right. I'll have to talk to Matt Haas about a few things... ​
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