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Developer Journal - 17 hours, 55 minutes ago
Back To The Platformer - By Aardvajk
Struggling to get going this morning, so thought I would update my journal for a change. Did a bit more work on the spaceship game I posted about last, until I decided once again to dust off the pl...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 3 hours ago
Radioactive Goop, Flashing Lights, And Lots More! - By braindigitalis
Hi all, It's been quite some time since i last posted a journal entry. This hasn't been for lack of development of the game, more lack of free time where i'm not being a Dad, working my day jo...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 5 hours ago
What Programming Language Should You Learn To Get A Job In The Game Industry? - By Josh Klint
If we count id Software’s game Quake as the beginning of real-time 3D games, then it can be said that the C programming language is the foundation of modern game design. The original Quake engine...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 1 day ago
Integrating Google Play: An Early Open Alpha - By ferrous
This is my first time playing with Google Play Services integration with Unity. It's pretty early Alpha, but should still be fun to play, and I've got an integrated google leaderboard that I'd like...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 42 minutes ago
Haste, slow, and refactoring - By JTippetts
As part of the AI and control refactor, I refactored the basic components that provide the turn-basedness for the unit controllers. Previously, the turn system was controlled by 2 components:...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 18 hours ago
Orbit - my new game project - By Aardvajk
Hello all. I'm still alive and still working on hobby projects, just haven't posted here for a long, long time. I've just commenced work on a brand new hobby project. This is going to be a spa...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 6 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 month, 6 hours 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 month, 1 day ago
Update - By Awoken
I was going to hold off until I was done most of the components of my game engine, if you can call it a game engine, but am too excited to wait as it will be another year at least. The big 5:-...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 days ago
Some new artwork - By Ed Welch
I had to put the game on hold for the last 6 months, because I've been too busy working, but now I'm back on the game full time.Last week I started on the 2D artwork. These are some dialogs for the...
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MMO: Spectrum Of Design - Part 3 Does This Rollercoaster Have Sand? - By sunandshadow
Spectrum Of Design a blog series by sunandshadow aka Mare Kuntz  Blog #3: Does This Rollercoaster Have Sand? (Themeparks, Sandboxes, and Sandparks)  Themeparks and Sandboxes represent two...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
MMO: Spectrum Of Design - Part 2 Fishing For Grouper Or Sole? - By sunandshadow
Spectrum Of Design a blog series by sunandshadow aka Mare Kuntz    Blog #2: Fishing For Grouper Or Sole? (Designing For Group Play Or Solo Play) In the previous blog I talked about...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
MMO: Spectrum Of Design - Part 0 Introduction - By sunandshadow
Spectrum of Design 0, 1, and 2 were originally published on MMOsite.com MMO: Spectrum Of Designa blog series by sunandshadowaka Mare Kuntz    Blog #0: Introduction Welcome! This seri...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
MMO: Spectrum Of Design - Part 1 To Avatar Or Not To Avatar? - By sunandshadow
MMO: Spectrum Of Design a blog series by sunandshadow aka Mare Kuntz  Blog #1: To Avatar Or Not To Avatar? (No, not that movie with the blue cat-aliens.) One of the most basic divides amo...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks 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 - 2 months, 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 - 2 months, 1 week ago
Banding and Dithering - By Josh Klint
I came across a very interesting presentation that talks about how to avoid "banding" artifacts in game graphics. The author uses dithering to add noise to an image and break up the visible line...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
Still Having Fun - By Eck
Lots of updates but not enough time to do them justice. Here's a quick bulletpoint list.Sold my house back in Tennessee. That went very smoothly and it went to a good family. \o/Daughter switched s...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 2 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 - 2 months, 2 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 - 2 months, 2 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, 3 weeks 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 - 2 months, 3 weeks 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 - 2 months, 3 weeks 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...


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