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Developer Journal - 3 days, 8 hours ago
Progress Report - July 21st 2014 - By Norman Barrows
Progress Report - July 21st 2014Beta 9 has been posted to the website, with a new download page:http://rocklandsoftware.net/beta.php I could really use some feedback on the game, so please, check i...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 20 hours ago
An old-school vector graphics / neon mesh appearance effect - By AvengerDr
I mentioned I am developing a turn-based space fleet combat kind of game. Think about Battlestar Galactica meets X-Com. I am explicitly referring to Battlestar Galactica and in particular to the Dr...
Developer Journal - 6 days, 23 hours ago
Agent-based economic modelling - By polyfrag
I don't know whether I'm more interested in economic modelling or making games. I tried to start on an article of my economic model.-------In recent years, agent-based economic modeling has been ge...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 4 hours ago
GS:SW "Mercenaries" -- Log 2 - "Let there be Game!" - By Orymus3
"Let there be Game!" I was hoping to get this done much earlier, but a lot got in the way...Coming in, I knew this was going to be a tough/long stretch. I wanted to work more on the combat aspect...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 5 hours ago
Another great way to reduce my insantiy with interfaces... - By SIC Games
Upon revising the engine's SDK - I finally understood how powerful creating interfaces can truely be! Say inside the level editor the grid outline outputs color - the skybox outputs texture data -...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 3 days ago
2D conundrum - By polyfrag
I've been working on the project with my open source buddy and I've started on the economics side of things.https://github.com/polyf/corpstatesc But my partner's graphics card is fried and he's run...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 3 days ago
The Return of the Lord - Games by younger me - By Arthur Souza
Hey guys! I thought I would share this with you. This is a game I made with rpgmaker that lasted a while. I worked in this from 2004-2007, when I was 14-17.The game is in Portuguese, pt-br, so that...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 3 days ago
A new "Painterly" Visual Style for Halloween 2014 - By GoCatGo
I'm really digging this post-process effect on my Halloween 2014 game's mood. I'm close to getting a nice mix of both creepy and nostalgic -- just what I am aiming for.Unfortunately I'm hitting st...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 4 days ago
Eclipse Indigo Bug Workaround - ( Export > Launch Configuration ) Invalid Configs - By Shippou
There is a bug in Eclipse Indigo that has been driving me up a wall the last few days.Whenever you delete a Java project, it's launch configuration ( File > Export > (type) > Launch Con...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 22 hours ago
RedBox v0.2, spawn and melee - By arka80
Things are going quickly, and after a few days from 0.1, I completed the checklist for 0.2. Woah! http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png The main feature was the abilit...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Getting Lost Keeping the Lights on - By Navyman
There comes a time, for some more than once, when a single developer or small team looks at their financing and the decision to continue working or increase the available funds must be answered. Th...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 2 days ago
RedBox v0.1, old fashion roguelike - By arka80
So, after some prototypes and some adventures in the isometric universe, I took a step back to good old ascii roguelike.I also switched from C++ to good old ansi C.I kept SFML, in its C flavor, CSF...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Simplified Example Of How To Use JPanel & JFrame With Lots Of Different Stuff - By Shippou
Below you will find a fully functional code example that shows how to do many common tasks with JPanel & JFrame. I stripped out as much useless "fluff" as I could, leaving the code as bare as...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 3 days ago
I've diagnosed myself with having an inferiority complex - By Tutorial Doctor
I've diagnosed myself with having an inferiority complex:It never makes me feel good when I see my faults in the mirror.Now, this is a time of reflection, but all of a sudden I am thinking of how t...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 4 days ago
MVVM in SharpDX? Why not! - By AvengerDr
I just started this journal in the hopes that by participating more in the community I'll be able to find the necessary motivations to work on my project. Long story short, a long time ago I starte...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Halloween 2014 -- A Maze of Sound - By GoCatGo
I'm most of the way there with finding the visual "tone" or mood for this game, so now on to some game mechanics. Since this is intended to be both simple and free, I'm going to play to my strengt...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Much faster now - By polyfrag
I've not given up on 3D. The game now runs at 300-500 FPS here thanks to:- getting rid of several hundred units- getting rid of shadows and bump mapping- using VBO- frustum culling everything- simp...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 10 hours ago
Creating A Halloween Environment - By GoCatGo
So I've managed to rough out a very small (1/2 acre) chunk of my environment. I feel like I'm about 50% there in capturing that late-Autumn feeling. The lighting is a bit off still, but it's feelin...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 15 hours ago
Pixel-perfect orthography - By polyfrag
Some open source linux enthusiast person has been helping me with my project.https://github.com/polyf/corpstatesc/commits/master Thanks to his final nudge, the RTS runs on linux now.https://dl.drop...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Shadowing and lighting my RPG's walls - By Servant of the Lord
I was trying to figure out some some shadowing stuff, and so put this image together for my own benefit, and then figured I'd post it here and share it with anyone interested.Here's how I'm shading...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 1 day ago
What's the Big Idea? Halloween 2014 - By GoCatGo
You've got to say it like "Halloween twenty-fourteen" to get the awesome rhyming effect.Yesterday, 01-July-2014, I started the design work on a free-to-play Web game to be released on 01-October-20...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 1 day ago
New Studio: First month in review - By slayemin
This week is a bit unusual. I'm taking a planned vacation on Friday and will be gone for two weeks. All I see is costly expenses and that's causing me to grit my teeth a bit, but I'm trying not to...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
ComponentManager and its Impact on Modern Society - By TheChubu
Hi! In this entry I'm going to describe the ComponentManager class and the changes I made to it in dustArtemis, including a few bug fixes http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
VISUAL STUDIO IS A SELFISH WANKER - By ApochPiQ
Why in the ever living FUCK does Visual Studio 2012 insist on bringing itself to the foreground every time the debugger starts?This is fucking horseshit. I have multiple projects that I have to wo...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 6 days ago
New Studio: Week 3 - Prototyping - By slayemin
​Tuesday: It's Tuesday night, I'm sipping a beer and barely feeling it. Let's do this!My artist (Dan) and I started building the initial prototype for our game this week. The first thing we did is...


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