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Developer Journal - 1 week, 10 hours 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 - 1 month, 2 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 - 1 month, 3 weeks 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 - 1 month, 3 weeks 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 - 2 months, 1 week 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 - 2 months, 3 weeks 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 - 2 months, 3 weeks 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 - 3 months, 1 day 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...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 4 days ago
Rewrite ALL the things! - By ApochPiQ
OK so I'm not really rewriting everything ... just... a lot of it.The current runtime infrastructure for Epoch is precarious at best, and desperately needs some improvements. There are a number of...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 1 week ago
Entity pooling and EntityObservers - By TheChubu
In this update: Entity pooling and refactoring EntityObservers.dustArtemis dustArtemis is a fork of Artemis Entity System , which is a BSD-licenced small Java framework for setting up Entities...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 1 week ago
Slimming down the Epoch runtime and improving program start times - By ApochPiQ
Right now a big limitation of the Epoch program execution model is the fact that .EXEs generated by the compiler are not in fact native binaries. They are compact bytecode wrapped in a thin shim th...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Epoch Mailing List - By ApochPiQ
I've spun up a mailing list for the Epoch project, mostly because I'm tired of having conversations about it span half a dozen websites and PMs and blah blah.Here's the link: clicky . Or you can em...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Three toads and the spit of a badger - By ApochPiQ
So Epoch has a couple of warts that I'm looking at smoothing out. One of them has to do with overloads that do type decomposition of algebraic sum types://// How things look today//type Optional...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Watching syntax evolve - By ApochPiQ
I'm still thinking a lot about the question of task syntax in Epoch. The more I contemplate the matter, the less I like the idea of having tasks be overloaded as the "only" way to do namespacing. I...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Epoch Release 15 is now available - By ApochPiQ
Release notes .I didn't get a ton of votes, but all the votes I got were for doing a release sooner rather than later. So here you go, with all the warts and incomplete stuff.This is mostly a miles...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Plodding ever onward - By ApochPiQ
I've begun the mammoth task of refitting the Epoch compiler to believe in namespaces.Up until now, all names have been global, and all named entities have existed as peers in the global space. (The...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 4 weeks ago
End of day seven - TWoA - By Servant of the Lord
Alrighty, here's my entry: [Download .zip file from Dropbox] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Byq6HBvCUAAlEgo.png Man, this was really tiring. I had to vastly shift the gameplay mechanics earlier toda...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Moved to GitHub! - By TheChubu
Small update, moved the repo to GitHub, and config files. dustArtemis dustArtemis is a fork of Artemis Entity System , which is a BSD-licenced small Java framework for setting up Entities, Com...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Spaces for all the things, and everything in its space - By ApochPiQ
So Epoch has managed to self-host (as of an embarrassingly long time ago) and the Era IDE is slowly turning into something actually worth using. Over the past few days I got a rudimentary symbol lo...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 15 hours ago
End of day 6 - TWoA - By Servant of the Lord
Well, we're coming down to it. Not sure I'll be able to make it (though I'll submit whatever I do have by the deadline). I'mma gonna havta pull an all-nighter to make sure I actually submit somethi...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 2 days ago
End of day 4 - TWoA - By Servant of the Lord
Well, things are progressing slowly; this could get ugly as I come down to the deadline. http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/ph34r.png I still have almost all the gameplay ne...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 3 days ago
End of day 3 - TWoA - By Servant of the Lord
I ran into some coding complications, so I didn't get too much done feature-wise, but the artist completed coloring one of the mice, so the sniper will look like this:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/By...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 5 days ago
End of day 1 - TWoA - By Servant of the Lord
I didn't get too much done, but I did get scrolling, zooming, and picking of isometric tiles.Also display the controls and gameplay tips.https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByMl-FPCIAEnnJp.png I made the...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 5 days ago
Playing with colors! - By ApochPiQ
Been playing around with a dark theme for Era: Syntax highlighting still needs some love, but it's getting there.Note that the IDE now highlights structure type names and function names. This is cu...
Developer Journal - 4 months, 6 days ago
Apparently murdering babies is off the table - WoA2 contest - By Servant of the Lord
So the week of awesome contest has just began, with the theme being "The toys are alive!".My artist friend and myself came up with an idea last night, so I'm about ready to get started coding it....


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