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Developer Journal - 1 week, 1 day ago
Gameplay update - By Ashaman73
So, the month is almost over and no update up-to-now. There’s not much to show off. For one I was on vacation, on the other hand I play tested a lot and refined/rebalanced the game play.The gamepla...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment Simulation - By Ashaman73
It is time for an other developer log, this time in video form. In one of the previous videos I demonstrated the water simulation capabilities in Gnoblins and I have promised to talk about further...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Materialsystem - By Ashaman73
Currently I'm playing around with the material system of Gnoblins. Many models in Gnoblins are recoloured dynamically to have the option to quickly add new colour variances. I wanted to add materia...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 5 days ago
Project 30: Model and texture stage done - By Ashaman73
Finally, we have modelled and textured 30 different creatures (previous goal was 20 models). We need to add the basic animation to them now, but first off here is something to show off.First off, t...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
HTTP for gamelogic... are you insane ? - By Ashaman73
Well, maybe a little bit. In my answer to this post over here , I mentioned, that I use HTTP as guideline to refer method/function calls in my game. I expected, that some developers will think that...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Project 20 - By Ashaman73
We are still working on the art part. I've called the current goal Project 20, that is, integrate 20 different creature models into the game. In total we have currently 27 character models of diffe...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 1 week ago
Megamorphic calls - By TheChubu
I'll be having this journal to post random stuff probably! So... Megamorphic calls JVM distinguish regular calls from megamorphic calls (actually it distinguishes bimorphic calls too but whatever...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 1 week ago
Art - Work in progress - By Ashaman73
It is art time again :-)I'm working on the creatures you can encounter in Gnoblins at the moment. Currently there are almost 20 different creatures in the pipeline, most are still in the modelling...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Playing around with environment lighting mockups - By Servant of the Lord
I've been playing around in Paint Shop Pro to mockup different environment lightings. These are conceptual (they aren't in-game): http://puu.sh/gGSr4/c1948952f0.png This is stylistic practice for...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Fluid simulation and swimming - By Ashaman73
Time to show something off http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png Recently I worked on the fluid simulation in Gnoblins. Until now fluids in Gnoblins were merely a vis...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 1 day ago
Environemnt agents come to the rescue - By Ashaman73
In the previous posting ServantOfLord mentioned, that water could be interact with objects like torches. From a technical perspective it comes down to checking masses of objects. In the past I alre...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 1 day ago
Workin' on the editor - By Servant of the Lord
Progress is picking up again on my 2D RPG game. I never stopped working on the game's engine/editor, but progress was mostly non-visual and slow-moving progress. The engine uses 'layers' (and 'floo...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 2 days ago
Musing about swimming... - By Ashaman73
In gnoblins I use a dynamic water system, that is, some areas are flooded, you can flood or drain them. The question is now, how do your minionsor other creatures react to water ? This is no trivia...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 1 week ago
Gnoblins is on facebook now - By Ashaman73
...so check it out: http://www.facebook.com/Gnoblins
Developer Journal - 4 months, 1 week ago
Entities can be a plain integer too! - By TheChubu
In this update I'll talk about the latest features of dustArtemis, int based entities and component pooling. dustArtemis dustArtemis is a fork of Artemis Entity System , which is a BSD-licenc...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 2 weeks ago
They are still alive... - By Ashaman73
I mean the Gnoblins http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/wub.png After such a long time of silence I have some news and something new to watch.http://public.gamedev5.net//pub...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 4 weeks ago
MMOs! Y u no EZ? - By ApochPiQ
A common aspiration among nascent game developers is to make an MMO . It's actually a pretty common aspiration in many perfectly functional, well-established studios, as well; but at least on GDNet...
Developer Journal - 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Useful debugging tools and features - By Ashaman73
Bug finding is one of the more frustrating tasks when coding a game. Just yesterday I hopefully hunted down a very frustrating bug, thought I hoped this already 3 times before.Sometimes bugs are re...
Developer Journal - 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Fun with templates. "Fun." Ha, ha. - By ApochPiQ
So I have an interesting situation where I wrote a math-intensive API to allow easy composition of various functions. The details are pretty easy so I'll just show an example of what the API usage...
Developer Journal - 7 months, 4 days ago
Breaking your engine/game... - By Ashaman73
It is a very long time since I last posted about gnoblins (almost 2 years). After a major shift in the game design and some major refactoring actions, I'm stablilzing the gameplay at the moment. I...
Developer Journal - 7 months, 1 week ago
Entities and tracking their components - By TheChubu
In this update I'll talk about the latest feature of dustArtemis, fixed length bit sets for component tracking! dustArtemis dustArtemis is a fork of Artemis Entity System , which is a BSD-lice...
Developer Journal - 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Artwork, I guess. =) - By Servant of the Lord
I haven't posted in awhile (as usual), most of my updates just occur on twitter , where I usually post an average of 6 or so tweets a week (usually two or three tweets on a single day, then silence...
Developer Journal - 8 months, 1 day ago
Stupid bit rot - By ApochPiQ
After a couple of days of preoccupation with other things, I sat down tonight to start hacking on Epoch. I was unprepared for the bizarre puzzle that unfolded immediately after.I had been mucking a...
Developer Journal - 8 months, 1 week ago
More hacking on native executables - By ApochPiQ
I've started the long and tedious process of slowly but surely hooking up every single Epoch language feature to the new LLVM bindings, so that the compiler can emit 100% native binaries instead of...
Developer Journal - 8 months, 1 week ago
Native Binary Project: Day Whatever - By ApochPiQ
I continue to hack on the Epoch compiler, slowly shaping it into a powerhouse of executable binary generation. So far I've gotten the program string table and DLL import table built in a flexible a...


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