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Developer Journal - 15 hours, 52 minutes ago
Beautiful code - By Norman Barrows
Beautiful code[ i'm still working on this concept, so this is a very rough draft... ]writing beautiful code.sometimes you code, and it seems as straightforward as: "all nearby units - protect/serve...
Developer Journal - 16 hours, 30 seconds ago
Generic pattern maps - By Norman Barrows
generic pattern mapsoften times you need a pattern for something in a game.for example: what texture tile to use with a given ground quad.i used to create randomly generated pattern maps for differ...
Developer Journal - 16 hours, 45 minutes ago
A design for an indexed render queue - By Norman Barrows
A design for an indexed render queuedrawing information is stored in a drawinfo struct. it could also be hashed into an int, etc.the queue consists of an un-ordered list of drawinfo structs.the que...
Developer Journal - 16 hours, 51 minutes ago
SIMSpace 8.0 dev journal entry #1 - By Norman Barrows
SIMSpace 8.0 dev journal entry #1SIMSpace 8.0 dev journal entry #1figuring out the basics.this will be the 8th major version of the game that got me into game development. In the past the game was...
Developer Journal - 17 hours, 7 minutes ago
AI in Caveman - By Norman Barrows
Caveman ai:ai in caveman has been through three major versions.the first version was just quick and dirty code to get things going. likeall code of this type, it quickly grew and evolved into an ug...
Developer Journal - 17 hours, 20 minutes ago
An oo-ish version of my typical game architecture - By Norman Barrows
An oo-ish version of my typical game architectureall one code block, i was too lazy to split it up for posting ! <g>. non-oo: void main{init_prog run_proguninit_prog}globals: boolean: quit_...
Developer Journal - 17 hours, 25 minutes ago
Building a large procedurally generated world with no load screens: How caveman 3.0 works. - By Norman Barrows
Building a large procedurally genrated world with no load screens:How caveman 3.0 works.======================================================================GAME WORLD DATA STRUCTURES:============...
Developer Journal - 17 hours, 33 minutes ago
Background terrain chunk generation - By Norman Barrows
background terrain chunk generationthe foreground task (the game) generates terrain chunks on the fly asneeded from underlying world map data, and stores them in a cache foruse by the renderer. chu...
Developer Journal - 17 hours, 41 minutes ago
Simple sliding collisions - By Norman Barrows
Simple sliding collisionssimple sliding collisions:for AABBs:1. start by calculating how much to move the player as usual:dx = player.speed * sin(player.yr)dz = player.speed * cos(player.yr)2. appl...
Developer Journal - 17 hours, 43 minutes ago
Simple heuristic collision avoidance - By Norman Barrows
Simple heuristic collision avoidanceHeuristic collison avoidance:1. check for collision some distance in front of the player (say 15 feet).2. if collsiosn is indicated:2.a. check for collision ahea...
Developer Journal - 17 hours, 46 minutes ago
a working definition of good code - By Norman Barrows
a working definition of good codeA definition of "good" code (in no particular order):1. correct - the code should work correctly.2. brief - brevity is preferable. but not at the sake of readabilit...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 19 hours ago
Rover and menu - By alfith
Hi,The papercraft Moon rover is finished Concerning my game, I do not have a lot of things to show but I have a working menu A lot of things are done but they are behind the scene. It is not visib...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 1 hour ago
New speed calculation system - By mousetail
As you can see on the picture, the most visible change is a way to make the log lines colored. You can choose from gray, white, red, yellow, and green right now. All you need to do is print "1}line...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 11 hours ago
Adding a skybox, collision detection and software cursor - By braindigitalis
Hi everyone!I've found some time today to make further progress on Firework Factory, adding three things as mentioned in the title:Added AABB collision detection of boxes and particles, so that the...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 14 hours ago
WIP: Week 6 -- Node.js, Scripting, Networking - By studentTeacher
Hey all!As a continuation of my last post, I decided to move onto creating some debugging/feature tools, as well as implementing a scripting language. This was basically a successful 2-for-1 specia...
Developer Journal - 4 days, 15 hours ago
Demo - By invutil
I've uploaded a time-restricted demo of Economy Planner.<br /><br /><a href='https://www.dropbox.com/s/t66clq67y0mw747/EconPlDemo.zip?dl=0 ' rel='nofollow'>https://www.dropb...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 1 hour ago
Firework Factory - Junctions, Crates and Exits all playing nicely together - By braindigitalis
Hi everyone,Another day, another journal entry!Today I have integrated a bunch of disparate parts of the game together, and we are finally reaching the point where all the unconnected parts start t...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 8 hours ago
Demo - By invutil
I made a time-restricted demo of Economy Planner.<br /><br /><a href="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109630018/EconPlDemo.zip " rel="nofollow">https://dl.dropboxusercon...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 10 hours ago
What's been up #1 - By invutil
I've found my old hard drive from 2010 in storage. Valuable historical game dev files were found. Inspiration for the zombie shooter.<br /><br />I'm noticing more patterns. I keep t...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 10 hours ago
Start of shaft mine, open pit mine - By invutil
<img src="http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/polyfrag/65498819/6254/6254_900.png " alt="opmine_fr000" title="opmine_fr000"><br /><img src="http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/polyfrag/65...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 21 hours ago
Adding machines to the level - By braindigitalis
Hi all,Today I have managed to add machines to the level layout. The machines are the producers of the crates in the level, as seen in the video of the 2D version with cute smiley faces on top and...
Developer Journal - 6 days, 12 hours ago
WIP 5 -- Transparency Woes, Debugging and Refactoring - By studentTeacher
Hey! So I posted the mid-week update of my transparency work earlier this past week. The results looked nice, but shortly afterwards, I realized I had some memory issues and it became a mangled me...
Developer Journal - 6 days, 12 hours ago
Adding Biomes and Rivers - By CC Ricers
This week I have been working on adding more natural features- rivers and biomes (or at least the start of it). As part of making the world more varied and less same-y, I decided it's a good time t...
Developer Journal - 6 days, 16 hours ago
MY PROJECT GOAL HAS BEEN REACHED - By TheComet
https://41.media.tumblr.com/5bcb72debd1fcf9312832b604b76ab69/tumblr_nihxj1f8jP1soj3fyo1_400.png http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h173/SAdaydream/PickOfDestiny.gif
Developer Journal - 6 days, 22 hours ago
Firework Factory - Level Loading - By braindigitalis
Over the past few days i have been working on two things within the game as shown in the YouTube video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP4j8kdIV7AThe first thing i have been working on is the input...


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