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Developer Journal - 1 day, 1 hour ago
Textures and fighting with the editor - By Aardvajk
Fairly quick update today. I've added support for basic diffuse texturing to both the level editor and the game. The editor is very much bodged to support, but the game is handling it properly....
Developer Journal - 1 day, 15 hours ago
Spellbound is up for voting on Steam Greenlight - By slayemin
Double post day!!! I rushed ahead of myself and just published Spellbound on steam greenlight . Yikes. I wanted to do a 2 minute game play trailer video, but I suddenly decided that the 8 minu...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 18 hours ago
Toy on a Mission UE4 Remix - Day 92 - By ryan20fun
Hello again. I haven't spent as much time as I would like on ToyMission.I have been working on the main menu since the last Journal entry. I spent a lot of time trying different ways of l...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 18 hours ago
Spellbound Reactions Video - By slayemin
We finished producing the video for our game and it's now online! We brought around eight people to our office to come play through our game and recorded their reactions to it. This video is a comp...
Developer Journal - 3 days, 20 hours ago
Seamless models - harder than it looks - By Aardvajk
Finally got finished on all of the pipeline work needed to start to use static meshes as part of the level design. Turns out it is far harder than it looks to make seamless models http://public.gam...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 18 hours ago
The GameObject Pooler - By ferrous
So another fellow was doing a journal and was a little nervous about posting code for review. It got me thinking that I should post some code up as well. (I do have a game update that I could do...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 19 hours ago
Strip back the game - By Aardvajk
 I decided the other day to completely strip my game back to basics. Well, I actually started a new project and gradually moved the code I wanted over because I'm obsessive like that and want...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 21 hours ago
Microfacet Importance Sampling: For Dummies - By CulDeChu
Despite how important of a topic good importance sampling is in the area of global illumination, it's usually left out of all common-English conversations and tutorials about path tracing (with the...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 1 day 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 week, 3 days ago
Collisions and weapons - By alfith
Hi,After quite some time, here comes a new video showing a very early sample of collisions and weapons. What you can see in the video is the player shooting missiles bursts. An enemy spaceship is d...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 4 days 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 - 2 weeks, 4 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 - 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Shifting Gears - By riuthamus
So, been rather silent as of late. Life has taken a huge toll on me and more or less stripped most of my freetime away. What time I have had available I have tried to do as much gameDev as possible...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 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 - 3 weeks, 5 hours 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 - 3 weeks, 15 hours 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 - 3 weeks, 1 day 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 - 3 weeks, 3 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 - 4 weeks, 1 day 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 - 1 month, 2 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 - 1 month, 2 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 - 1 month, 2 days ago
The Poor Man's Threading Architecture - By et1337
The game industry hit Peak Advice Blog a while ago. Every day I [s]read skim ten articles telling me how to live. Fear not! I would never give you useful advice. This series is about me writi...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 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 - 1 month, 6 days 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, 1 week 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...


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