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Developer Journal - 6 days, 13 hours 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 - 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Fonts of Wisdom: Choosing Typefaces for Epistory - By VirginRed
Choosing a font is never easy and for Epistory, it nearly drove me mad. We didn’t have to find only one font, but three . Three fonts that needed to match together, follow constraints and have th...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 5 days 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, 18 hours 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, 3 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 - 3 weeks, 5 days 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, 1 hour 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, 16 hours 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, 4 days ago
Pastry Fortress - J007 - MP and Dropships - By riuthamus
Been a few weeks since I have posted, mostly because work has been crazy. However, as with all my returns I come bringing gifts of visual joy! http://www.riuthamus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 5 days 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, 5 days ago
SFNV Flare, Through Thickness - By LAURENT*
Hello reader, My name is Laurent Star Vinn and I have a special project I would like to share with you. See all the struggles and triumphs of my game's development and maybe learn something new al...
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
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
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...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The claw is gonna get ya! (if the explosions don't!) - By braindigitalis
Hi all, Another day, another feature! The last couple of days have kept me busy creating a "physics powered" grab arm for picking up the crates. When the player gets the crates to the exit, th...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
New World instance builder - By TheChubu
In this update I'll talk about the new interface for creating World instances, the World.Builder!  dustArtemis dustArtemis is a fork of Artemis Entity System , which is a BSD-licenced...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
April update: the new procedural dungeon generator - By Ashaman73
I'm back with a new progression video. I had skipped the last month update due to not having something useful to show off. I had optimized the engine and went from 20-25 fps to a stable 60 fps in m...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Unity Editor Data Entry 2.0 - By dsm1891
Unity Data Entry  So, unity has a problem. Well, ok lots of problems, but I want to talk about a specific one. Data entry and how things can quickly get out of hand. For those who are unawar...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Epistory is now out on Steam! - By VirginRed
Hi Fox Riders! Epistory is finally fully released. Can't wait for you to discover the end of the game. Good luck with hours of game waiting for you. Also, we'd like to thank all of you for th...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Personal Update - By Aardvajk
Just a quick personal update to explain my total lack of posting here for a while. Had some kind of problem with my stomach and kidneys which led me to be admitted to hospital a couple of week...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 14 hours ago
Dirt and Rock Textures Using Blender Particle Systems - By JTippetts
Reading alfith's entry on rocks reminded me of a technique I often use for creating dirt, stone, and pebble textures in Blender using particle systems. Since alfith's rocks are fresh in my mind (a...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 2 days ago
Instant Meshes Retopo - By JTippetts
I'm terrible at art. Let me back up. There are some aspects of art, at least video game art creation, that I have achieved an "acceptable" level of skill. And there are others that I have achi...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 4 days ago
"It's like the difference between night and day!" - Polishing the lighting - By braindigitalis
Hi everyone! It has been a long time (nearly a year) since i last worked on this game. My usual development routine involves having multiple games in progress at any one time. Once i start fee...


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