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3D Paint App Progress - By lawnjelly
Just a little report for anyone who is following my progress on my little 3d painting app from my previous post. I'm trying not to get too carried away spending too long working on this, but am pla...
Developer Journal - 3 days, 8 hours ago
How To Edit 'Craft The World' Game Files - By Code Fox
Craft The World is in interesting hybrid of Gnomoria and Terraria .The main game files can not be altered ( yet ), however all of the resource files can be accessed and changed.( IE: creatures,...
Developer Journal - 4 days, 11 hours ago
June: Spellbound, Steam & HTC - By slayemin
Lots of exciting news for this month! HTC Meeting: Last week I walked down to the HTC office for North America and tried to get a meeting with their VR people so that I could give them a demo...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 23 hours ago
Programmer Art: Better Normal Maps - By dpadam450
I was once discussing with someone how they were creating normal maps in this thread.http://www.gamedev.net/topic/666662-normal-map-generator-from-diffuse-maps/  The basic idea is (and we have...
Developer Journal - 6 days, 12 hours ago
Turn based Tanks, an update - By ferrous
So with limited time, I decided to laser focus on just one thing, and that was optimizing my radial pathfinding. Honestly, probably didn't need to be the focus, but when you don't have a boss, or a...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 1 day ago
Long time no post - By ferrous
I got sidetracked by life for a while. Then I tried to integrate google play services for the leaderboard and somehow broke my Unity project. (Fun times) That kind of killed my drive. That and...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 3 days ago
Spellbound Game Play Video - By slayemin
I created a 10 minute game play video of Spellbound this afternoon and thought I'd share with everyone. This is played in a room scale environment on the HTC Vive and features a locomotion system I...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 5 days ago
Enemy Variants, Palette Swap in Photoshop for Pixel Art - By JEJoll
Hey everyone,  This weekend I managed to finish off my Weapon Upgrade UI, and it is FULLY functional and VERY easy to expand if needed. But more on that another time. Tonight I wanted to focus...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 1 day ago
First Journal, Project Announced - By dpadam450
Welcome to my journal. Don't want to spend all day typing instead of working. I've been doing small hobby projects here and there that always seem to fail via burnout and overall lack of motiv...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Playtester Signup - By JEJoll
Very quick update tonight. Aside from some polish and some additions to help me get a sponsorship on the game, the core functionality is almost done. The bare minimum left to do to make t...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Status report 6-15-2016 - By Norman Barrows
status report 6-15-2016 the game is really coming along. its now complete, stable, and appealing enough that i've started playing it just for fun, instead of playing store bought games i own....
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 2 days ago
3D Painting App - By lawnjelly
Frustrated with the clunky support for 3d painting in blender, I've been looking for alternatives. I couldn't get Mari and some others to even run on my lowly PC (intel HD graphics 3000! :lol: ). S...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Liquify and Image warping - By lawnjelly
As a first go at a journal entry, just a simple topic: For a feature for my little 3d painting app, I wanted to be able to warp source images to make them fit better onto 3d models. Never having d...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 6 days ago
stats.UpdateUI, Pixel Imperfect, UI Stuff, Gore - By JEJoll
Things are coming nicely, and it's finally starting to look like a game, instead of just a bunch of pieces. Since my last update, I've done quite a bit, including some major refactoring, UI De...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 2 days ago
The Grand List Of Console Role Playing Game Clichés - By Norman Barrows
The Grand List Of Console Role Playing Game Clichés from  http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html  There are few people who love a good console RPG more than I. Games like Final Fant...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 43 minutes ago
Losing the Training Wheels: Some thoughts on moving from D3D11 to D3D12 – Part 1 - By Radikalizm
Note: This article was originally posted on my blog , go check it out! Also, the article editor might have eaten some of my formatting, my apologies for that. LOSING THE TRAINING WHEELS: SOME...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 7 hours ago
Spellbound: May Update - By slayemin
I think for this month, I'm going to do something different and spend less time chatting about backend details and more time showing off some of my work in progress screen shots. Enjoy! Sunset...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Nearly There - By JEJoll
I'm still working away on this. I think I've managed to improve my work ethic quite a bit, and as a result... I'm seeing results. :P Check out this short gameplay video to see some new feature...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Highlighting - By JTippetts
In between work, sleep, family, home and yard projects, and being sick (all the usual bull-shit cop-out excuses you have all come to expect from me over the years) I have been getting in some work...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Installing - By JTippetts
Finally got a day off, with the leisure time to install Linux. Been booting off the USB for days now. During the 'trial' period, I tried out a number of different distros, just to refresh my head o...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
April Update - By slayemin
I'm feeling depressed. This is what happens when you run out of money and your project still demands more from you. This is a hard entry to write because there is so much struggle right now. L...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Virtual Reality (VR) - Nothing New Here Folks - By Code Fox
I keep reading all the hype about "VR", and every time I wish I could lecture the author about how almost nothing is actually new or innovative. A lot the technology surrounding VR has it's roots a...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Mint - By JTippetts
To whom it may concern, I am writing this missive while booted into Linux Mint from an ancient USB stick. How I came to this sad, low, lonely state is a tale of hubris and pride. You see, I am...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 9 hours ago
A fellow game developer died - By slayemin
I'm close friends with the fellow game dev team upstairs on the 14th floor. Every time either of our teams has something to celebrate, we invite each other. We share in each others happinesses and...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 days ago
"Quad"-planar projection - By JTippetts
HA! It never fails. As soon as I resolve to work on much-needed logic and AI refactoring, I let myself get distracted with a visual thing again. But this fix was relatively easy, and is something I...


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