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Jasper's Place - By JTippetts
So, I haven't worked on GC in quite awhile. I've been playing a bit of Path of Exile lately, so my urge to play/work on a turn-based RPG is at a pretty low ebb.I typically play games at my PC in th...
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Fantasy Tactical Combat - Adding Some Polish - By Eck
Developer Update: I meant to write my journal about this sooner, but I messed up my project when I was upgrading from the 30-day trial of Grids to the Grids-Basic module. I didn't backup my projec...
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The Story Continues - Chapter Two now available - By VirginRed
After fighting an insectile corruption and embracing the power of fire, we left our heroine and her companion at the edge of the Forgotten Forest. Along the treacherous, twisting paths of her adven...
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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...
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Bandit's Shark Showdown - Can Video Games Help Stroke Victims? - By Promit
It's been a long time since I've posted, but with good reason. For the last couple months, I've been busy building our newest game: Bandit's Shark Showdown! Released as a launch title for Apple TV...
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Progressing slowwly - By alfith
Hello.I finally started the layers system. For now, I only have "objects" layers.In the following images, one layer is set to add trees, a second one to add grass and a third to add two types of ro...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 6 days ago
The Right Equipment - By Eck
Personal Update Nothing much, just cruising along. I sold a few more copies of my Floating Combat Text asset for Unity. And I've been playing a lot of Battletech online through MegaMek specifica...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 1 day 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 - 2 weeks, 4 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 - 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Origami and the associated maths - By CulDeChu
'ey..So this is going to be another one of those write-it-out-so-that-I-can-better-understand-it sort of things. Just a heads up. This IS a journal, after all, and functions as advertisement second...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 5 days ago
On E-Sport: Pro-Gaming the most Engaging JOB in the world? - By Orymus3
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 - 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Switching Gears to Grid Based Fantasy - By Eck
Personal Update I went to a Halloween event at our zoo with the family. I as dressed up as Gru while the kiddo was a minion. There was some recognition, but nothing like the rock-star attention we...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Infinitely high, inelastic demand curve - By polyfrag
The problem with the economic model right now is that the workers spend all their available money on food, which leads to an infinitely high, inelastic demand cruve, making sense for the firms to c...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Trick or Treat! Halloween Update - By VirginRed
http://blog.fishingcactus.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Epistory_Pumpkin_halloween-150x150.png As promised, Epistory – Typing Chronicles is now available on Linux and Mac ! If you encounter an...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Improving the player model (now with face colours! :)) - By Aardvajk
Just a quick post to show I'm still alive and that my game is not yet dead. Work has been pretty busy and the clocks changing in the UK has completely thrown off my body clock (what was 4pm is now...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Sea-VR Post mortem - By slayemin
Our game is sort of a combination of Skyrim meets Magicka, but it's a virtual reality game which uses your own hands. We've been working on this since March.A few months back, I decided that I woul...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 days ago
Trading + Random Encounters - Stitching it all Together - By Eck
Personal Update: Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I went on a family beach vacation and met my twin nieces for the first time. My kiddo got her stitches out and it's healing up nicely. And th...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 days ago
PlayFab Game Jam Postmortem - By swiftcoder
<p>A couple of weeks ago I participated in a 48-hour game jam hosted by PlayFab here in Seattle, with fellow procedural planet veteran <a href="http://alexcpeterson.com/ " target="_blan...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
HTC Vive, Microsoft, SEA-VR - By slayemin
On saturday, I went and gave a ten minute talk at the Microsoft campus about narrative design within VR and what I've learned so far about building environments within it. This talk was given to a...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Opening Lines: Finding a Voice for Epistory - By VirginRed
Epistory needs to establish a subtle, layered narrative voice within its opening moments. Join the game's writer in a deep exploration of why this story is harder to begin than most. Wether you’re...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Scan tool - By polyfrag
Thinking of how to scan the 3D world, I thought of a way to do it straight from video...https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109630018/temp/scantool/shiftvecs0.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Lifelike, or the Joy of Killing Time via Breeding Little Squiggles - By jwezorek
A couple of weeks ago I got interested in this project but wanted full control of the code, wanted to know exactly what it is doing, wanted a bunch of features like the ability to import and expor...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Edge Walking (and an amusing bug) - By Aardvajk
Morning.Was working on improving the shapes for the ragdoll to make them a better fit to the model over the last few days. Made a bit of a mistake with the size of a head sphere, which produced thi...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Simple stuff: Creating a spawner in UE4 using C++ - By braindigitalis
Hi everyone!This weeks simple project was to create an effective enemy spawner in UE4 using C++. I already had a simplistic blueprint version of this, but it had some bugs which were causing crashe...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
September Update - By slayemin
We've been making rapid progress on the virtual reality game. I have enough finances to last for about 3-4 more months, then I'm going to be in some real trouble. That puts a lot of pressure on me...