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Weekend Reading: Tales from Journal Land

Posted by Gaiiden, in Weekend Reading 27 April 2013 · 399 views

Reminder - if there are any past journal entries you would like to turn into an article, please do so! Here's how to submit articles. I will be taking some time to go back through and find content but you guys that know what you have are welcome to dig it up on your own.

Here are your Journal Land entries from the period of 4/20 - 4/27

From the StaffProject Updates
  • tinyrocket - Johan Gustafsson has a shot of his 2D space shooter remade as a 3D game, with C# and OpenTK. A link to the original 2D game is provided as well
  • uwi2k2 - Part Time Game Dev - uwi2k2 is looking for anyone willing to alpha test his multiplayer-only "little nonsense game"
  • DMD 'Ware - polyfrag has screens of the Corporation-States map editor working. In a previous entry he detailed more about the game's factions and plans for release
  • Vaerydian - Net Gnome is back with an update on what's been going on with Vaerydian, as well as a look at his use of fastJSON, which he thinks is indeed the fastest JSON tool he's found and is simple to use, as he demonstrates
  • Lost in the Catacombs of Game Development - TheVegarian has an update on Explosive Shell after one month of development on the project
  • Wilhelm's Journal - Wilhelm van Huyssteen has posted the first early test version of Legends of Strife for people to download and try out
  • Sparked Studios Games - Matthewj234 is posting updates and livestreaming his progress working on his Ludum Dare 26 project
  • The Bag of Holding - ApochPiQ updates on the progress of getting the Epoch language compiler self-hosted
  • evolutional.co.uk - evolutional discusses the messaging and tagging systems he's added to his engine that's being run on MonoGame (XNA) for his game's combat prototype
Game Dev Stuffs
  • Norman Barrows' Journal - Norman Barrows shares links to the modDB stats for the top-rated game engines as well as the most popular
  • Leadwerks Developer Blog - Josh Klint has the latest on improvements to the Leadwerks 3 engine's rendering - including projected shadows and post-rendering effects
  • DeeMOONger's Journal - DeeMOONger debuts his new XAPP engine with plans to make it cross-platform and also with its own small version of BASIC for a language to create games with it. It's free to download and check out
  • New Old Things - Endurion makes the movements of one of the game's enemies, the bat, more random to increase the difficulty
  • Leadwerks Developer Blog - ChrisVossen points to the "Building a First-Person Shooter" tutorial series that has just started running over on the Leadwerks site. You can get a 30-day trial of the engine to check it out
  • RuinValor - Birth of Talos - riuthamus gives his impressions of the Cintiq 24HD tablet he just acquired
Other Stuffs
  • Any Colour You Like - benryves is back! And he's got more electronics wizardry to talk about, like how to fix up a PS2 USB PC adapter to allow you to use the analog joysticks
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