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Developer Journal - 6 days, 19 hours 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 week, 1 day 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 - 3 weeks, 13 hours 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 - 3 weeks, 2 days 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 - 3 weeks, 5 days 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 - 3 weeks, 5 days 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 - 4 weeks, 21 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 - 1 month, 2 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...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 days ago
I Want To Live In The City of Glass - By Code Fox
I am always interested seeing all the unique and creative designs game developers come up with for their city. My favorite architecture styles would have to be modernist , brutalist , and classic f...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 days ago
Creature AI - By JTippetts
http://i.imgur.com/ulaF0Wy.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CMGEDS9.jpg I'm in a creature AI phase right now. It's actually a bunch of code that I haven't really touched in awhile, and as with all such code...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 days ago
Has it really been a month? - By JEJoll
Wow... It's been over a month since my last post... Craziness. Anyway, just wanted to drop a line to say I'm still alive, and making pretty good progress (though, of course, I still wish I'd m...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 5 days ago
It’s happening - By fastcall22
Oh boy, it’s happening. http://i.imgur.com/fy3Usda.png (665 KB) Learned how to cycles render. Basic water ‘n’ stuff-- still needs some work.
Developer Journal - 1 month, 6 days ago
Doodle - By fastcall22
Just a doodle. http://i.imgur.com/DeyN9TZ.png (177.8KB)
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Bringing back the mountains - By JTippetts
I spent some time recently working out some bugs with the tri-planar shader. I believe the bugs are fixed now (and it required some fixes in the Urho3D library to do it), but I don't really underst...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
NeoCities Is Not Even Close To GeoCities - By Code Fox
I hate being mislead ... I REALLY hate being mislead by folks who leverage nostalgia to their advantage. I present to you: Neocities. This web hosting service is claiming to recreate the "good ol...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Development Day 1(Well, Not Really) - By Syrena
Not too long ago I came across this site, and just a few days before came across this helpful post . After reading it, and fully understanding and accepting what was being said, I realized I didn't...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Block Transfers, Buffers, and Audio - By fastcall22
Waiting for Visual Studio to update, so I thought I’d write something. When working with streams such as file or audio processing, you usually run into the same problem: How to copy the most data w...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The No-OOP back to basics experiment - By Mussi
I'm about to embark on a journey where I let go of the typical way I program and try something radically different as an experiment. I've been programming for a little over 15 years now and I have...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Ray Tracing #3: Let's Get Some Actual Rays! - By ericrrichards22
Alright, ready for the third installment of this ray tracing series? This time, we'll get some actual rays, and start tracing them through a scene. Our scene is still going to be empty, but we're s...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Ray Tracing #2: Abstractions - By ericrrichards22
It's going to take me considerably longer than one weekend to build out a ray tracer... Last time , I laid the groundwork to construct a PPM image and output a simple gradient image, like the...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
March 2016: Funding ran out - By slayemin
Well, I've officially run out of money. (long pause for reflection) This seems to be a common struggle and problem with indie game developers, and I'm not any different... Do I blame myself? W...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Is there a hexagonal analog of Conway's Game of Life? - By jwezorek
The short answer is that in the hexagonal case the best analog of Conway's Game of Life -- in my opinion as someone who has been a CA hobbyist for 30 years or so -- is an original creation which I...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Dropping SQLite for JSON serialization - By Arthur Souza
After a long time of thinking about this, I finally decided to drop SQLite as the main database for my Action RPG engine. After a couple years of work on this project, I realized I couldn't work an...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
New textures with the tri-planar shader - By JTippetts
http://i.imgur.com/232ILDK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/u8d0uzA.jpg  SoTL and MarkS talked me back into using the tri-planar shader I've been using so far. Above are a couple shots of some of the te...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Textures - By JTippetts
http://i.imgur.com/qUltO72.jpg  Did a quick little test to see how well some of the textures I made in making the previous journal entry "read" in Goblinson Crusoe. Looks pretty good, if you a...


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