No one knows this, but a while back this blog went off the air. I contacted the server provider and they said the reason for it is that it far exceeded the number of visitors, there was one page in particular being hit way too many times. If I removed the page, they said, they would put my blog back up. And what was the page? The one where I had my recreation of River Raid.
Adding the player and the controls overlay should be pretty straight forward now. The only major change to the way I’ve coded the game in its previous versions will involve the player bullet, but that will come in the next tutorial. So let’s add the chopper and controls.