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Developer Journal - 14 hours, 57 minutes 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 - 3 days, 10 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, 8 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, 20 hours 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 - 2 weeks, 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 - 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 - 2 weeks, 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 - 3 weeks, 22 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 - 4 weeks, 18 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 - 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, 4 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 - 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...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week 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, 3 weeks ago
One code base to rule them all! - By slicer4ever
For quite awhile i took a break, getting frustrated with my progress on my framework. recently i've decided to come back with a new plan in mind, get it to the point that it can be used to make som...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 days 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 - 2 months, 1 week ago
Edge Traversal Improvements - By Aardvajk
http://youtu.be/GS37HZeOtxw Have been spending a bit of time improving the edge traversal stuff this week. I had to make a few mods to my model editor as I uncovered some issues when trying to...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Edge Traversal - By Aardvajk
http://youtu.be/BPmJq_Hh5Wo So we got the basic mechanics of edge traversal finally working, kind of. Excuse the dodgy animation, just a placeholder. The idea is we maintain a contact poi...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Edge Grabbing - By Aardvajk
Afternoon.http://youtu.be/XEx5uyTEX2YGot the start of edge grabbing working now. You have to hold down left mouse while jumping or falling to enter the grabbing state, then the system will attach t...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 2 days ago
If an RPG falls in a forest, but the trees suck, does anyone care? - By Servant of the Lord
My game, Of Stranger Flames, takes place in a fictional French colony settled in a heavily-wooden bit of terrain.Forested areas appeal to me greatly, so it makes sense to set my game in a forest.Th...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 5 days ago
Adding the menu, loading screen and mini-map - By braindigitalis
Hi everyone!It has been a busy month or so in the land of game development for me. My game has moved on to now having a proper menu system, a loading screen and asynchronous streaming levels. Along...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 6 days ago
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Whether you like it or not, E-Sport has been rising steadily for the past 5+ years and has shown no sign of decline. Experts have studied long and hard the sources and effects of this phenomenon an...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Developer Journal - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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