I believe that Tumult Hype can be great game development software. It’s easy to use, but it’s powerful. It even has a built-in physics engine. In the HTML5 era of web development, it’s the perfect replacement for Flash. The problem is that Hype is lacking a few key features to unlock the potential. The Frames Per Second (FPS) template is a little nudge in that direction. Hype might not be totally geared for game development, but there are some features that we can add on our own.
Calculating the Pythagorean Theorem is classic assignment of a high school Geometry class. The fifth installment of a free Hype template makes short work of that task. A2+B2=C2 is easy to remember, but it can tedious to figure out – square the two known numbers, add those numbers, and then find the square root. Even with a calculator, keeping track of all the variables can be tricky. But with this template, it’s simply a matter of moving two sliders.
This Sunday is Saint Valentine’s Day. That usually means lots of romance, lots of flowers, lots of chocolates and lots of hearts. If you’re in the middle of creating interactive content for Valentine’s Day, you might be wondering how to make a heart. Currently, Hype doesn’t have drawing tools or concave shapes. But by using basic elements, a Heart can be created in Hype. By stacking basic shapes, elements can be overlapped to create a heart.
Today’s “Groundhog Day”. It’s a strange tradition, where a rodent basically becomes a weatherman. If a groundhog comes out of its hole, and it’s cloudy, then it will be an early spring. If it’s sunny, and the groundhog sees it shadow, then it will get scared and go back inside. That’s supposed to mean six more weeks of winter. While I think its cute that people make such a fuss over fuzzy critters like Staten Island Chuck or Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog is not much different at predicting the weather than tossing a coin. That’s this week’s Free Hype Template.
The mobile phone defines the modern era. People can send messages to each other – almost instantaneously – to locations far away. With this amazing technology, what to people send? Quite often, people send emoji – a bright, yellow, and usually smiling, face. A lot of people despise emoji. Not me. I think they’re cute. It’s a way to express emotion, which is an important part of communication. Letters alone don’t always properly portray emotion. It’s the same with your Hype projects. Does the interactivity and animation match the feeling that you’re trying to create?