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Developer Journal - 10 hours, 48 minutes ago
Closed test session, could need some helping hands ! - By Ashaman73
I want to start a new closed test only available to a small, dedicated group of testers. If someone has interest in helping me out, send me a PM and I will give you the download link http://public....
Developer Journal - 1 day, 9 hours ago
Small Update - Health UI - By JEJoll
Just a small update today. Got in ~30 minutes last night. Health UI is working. Motorbike tonight. Also, I might regret this, but I was thinking about posting all of the code for this gam...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 8 hours ago
Mobs, Health, Death - Better Late Than Never - By JEJoll
Some things came up preventing me from working on the project for a couple of days, but I was able to get my base AI, health and death working (mostly). I've noticed a few unwanted behaviours...
Developer Journal - 3 days, 23 hours ago
Rendering Tree Sprites - By JTippetts
It's been awhile since I did anything 2D-related, and I'm a little bit worried that some of those particular hard-earned skills are starting to fade from my weak brain. Last night, I was talking wi...
Developer Journal - 4 days, 7 hours ago
First Entry - About Half Way Done - By JEJoll
So, here's my first entry on any dev blog ever. I find it hard to stay motivated in making my games, and to find the time, so I figure a regular journal will help quell that problem. Might as well...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 3 days ago
Preparing my engine for Vulkan API - By Ashaman73
Looking at the vulkan api so far, it could solve many of my rendering performance issues in my engine. My engine was based on OpenGL 1.2, followed by a transition to OGL 2.0 and lot of extension la...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 4 days ago
BrainHub and BrainRunner - Finally Over the Hump - By Drakonka
Note: This post may make more sense if you also check out the one I posted before Christmas on my blog (which I unfortunately forgot to also post here at the time: http://liza.io/the-brain-scope-i...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 6 days ago
Shuffling class responsibilities - By TheChubu
In this update I'll talk about the latest release of dustArtemis, which changes a bit the component handling.  dustArtemis  dustArtemis is a fork of Artemis Entity System , which...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 6 days ago
Modules in the Om scripting language - By Aardvajk
Modules in Om  I never wanted to add include statements to Om. I was always very keen to ensure that each script file could be compiled in isolation without having to do any kind of old-fashio...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 6 days ago
January Update - By slayemin
 Alpha game play footage of Spellbound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsTCEQYWRM8 Production: We're slowly changing gears from a production focus to a test, polish and promote focus....
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 12 hours ago
January update: large creatures, polishing and preparing a closed test - By Ashaman73
Welcome to the January update.The focus of the last two month was the transition of the game from a developer version to something you should give someone for testing. That is polishing the art, th...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Going Mobile - By ferrous
Oh, updated the webgl one, that link is here : Seems to work in Chrome now, yay. But oddly, it errored for me in FireFox at first. So lets see, since last time, I have: Added a local sc...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 9 hours ago
Om: Varadic Functions and Reference Types - By Aardvajk
Varadic Functions and Reference Types  I've finished up adding varadic script functions to Om now, and have just got the basics of reference types working, although that needs a lot more testi...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
ANL Expression Parsing - By JTippetts
Over the last several years, my noise library (ANL ) has been a sort of sink for whatever miscellaneous time I get in between work, kids, the house, game development, game playing, etc... It has ev...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
The 10 Suggestions. - By Alpheus
I think for anyone beginning to learn to game dev, you should heed the following Suggestions.I don't care how you do it; just do it.Your language doesn't matter. Your platform doesn't matter.Nothin...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Okay, so its been a while... - By ferrous
Okay, so I fell off the coding wagon, and found it a bit intimidating to jump back to the big TBS game. I decided I'd ease myself into it by playing around with a quickie simple game, and learn mor...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 6 days ago
How To Easily Stop The Steam Processes On Windows - By Code Fox
Steam, and all of it's child processes, may not seem like much for those that have fast internet and a higher end computer, but for me and many others it can be a pain in the arse. Steam ( and it's...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 1 day ago
The "Outer Scope" problem in Om - By Aardvajk
Just finished up Om's solution to what seems to be known as the outer scope problem. Consider: var outer = func{ var a = "hello"; var inner = func { out a; }; inner(); retu...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 days ago
Implementing "break" in the Scripting Engine - By Aardvajk
Just finished implementing break in Om, for breaking out of while and for loops. Thought a write-up might be an interesting insight into the internals of the system, although I'm not sure who to...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 days ago
Some template snippets - By Aardvajk
Hey. Been working on a couple of containers for use in my scripting engine. Thought I'd just share them here. First up, pod_vector<T> is similar to std::vector but designed for us...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 6 days ago
Quick Opaque Pointer Example - By fastcall22
Hi there. Someone on the chat today was asking about the pimpl idiom, and I thought I'd write up a quick little example. The purpose of an opaque pointer is to move the the implementation specific...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Spellbound: Winter Update - By slayemin
I've been procrastinating on writing an entry for the month of November due to some disappointments. I might as well get it out into the open. Before we get into that, I'd like to share some recent...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
JS Environment and Testing - By shinyLane
When I first tried my hand at programming something that employed real time rendering automated testing was not even a thing I was aware of. Sure I was a young lad at the time and had much to learn...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Precise Jumps - By Aardvajk
http://youtu.be/vmeMrbDJ9aQ This morning, I've just finished up implementing old TombRaider style precise jumps in the game. Now, if you press jump, you hop on the spot. If, after pressin...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 weeks ago
I'm sensing a pattern here - By shinyLane
With this second entry I find myself ecstatic over my own personal introduction to WebGL. This subject gives me the opportunity to invest myself in a new community and it stamps the beginning of a...


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