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Status Update - 1 week, 4 hours ago
Nyphoon Games
Where did the last hour go? Blame it on #IndieDevHour! Rendez-vous next week! Was great meeting new developers and discovering new projects!
Developer Journal - 1 week, 18 hours ago
Figuring Out Minimalism - Part 1 - By Nyphoon Games
Originally posted on http://nyphoon.com/ First impressions matter more than we admit. As gamers, we base our initial verdict on the video game's artistic style. Even while watching a video revie...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 3 days ago
Another Unity Prototype: MazeWar - By ferrous
So this is a remake of an old Atari game: http://joshv.itburns.net/MazeWar.html The basic ruleset is you can have only shot out at a time, hitting a wall causes it to explode shortly thereafter,...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 5 days ago
New Name, Updated Game, Need some help! - By RalemProductions
Hey all... busy week!We've added force shields, cover fire, and finally have the "core" mechanics down.We are also looking to hire a props artist and a 2D artist to work on our HUD map, our overwor...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 15 hours ago
Part 3 - getting a handle on directx - By Norman Barrows
The building of Caveman - Part 3 - Getting a handle on directxGetting up to speed:So i was going to be using directx and visual studio c++. All fine and good,but i hadn't written a line of code in...
< Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 4 days ago
The Building of Caveman - part 2. What to build, and tool selection - By Norman Barrows
The Building of Caveman - part 2.What to build, and how?What to build? thats the first of a million questions to be answered when building a game.Well, the answer turns out to be pretty simple:you...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 4 days ago
The Building of Caveman - Part 1 - By Norman Barrows
The Building of Caveman, Part 1in this series of posts i will explain the process of making the game Caveman v3.0. What was done and why.this is done in hopes that it may help others in their quest...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 5 days ago
New Abilites and Minor Tweaks - By RalemProductions
Hey all The past week has really been productive on all ends. The video was a success, we're happy with the reception we've got thus far.A lot of little details have gone into the game this week on...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 11 hours ago
Brainstorming Sessions ... what does a post apocalyptic engineer do? - By RalemProductions
Seriously.We're implementing different classes now, and to maintain the integrity of the game's setting, having medics and engineers that can simply "heal" up a character takes away from the roguel...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 1 day ago
To Market or not to Market (yet) that is the Question - By RalemProductions
Should we market this game beyond a devblog and random Facebook and Twitter updates?Who knows. We've been told that Steam may be discontinuing their Greenlight Programme, but is this true, or just...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 2 days ago
A day in the life... - By Norman Barrows
A day in the life...This will give you an idea of what its like to be an indie.Tasks to be done on the project go on the "todo list". once they're completed, they're moved to the "done list".here'...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 2 days ago
March 24th 2014 - By RalemProductions
This is our first posting.We've come a long way since the start in February 2014.Our team now has a producer, a programmer, a full time artist, and a part time props guy. Still looking for a musici...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 2 days ago
The basic game is DONE! - By Norman Barrows
that's right...after taking a break and evaluating skyrim, my motivation levels were back up. A final push, and as of 7pm eastern time, march 24th 2014, the basic game is done!and my original estim...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 5 days ago
On Being an Indie - By Nyphoon Games
Originally posted on http://nyphoon.com/ There has to be something - a part of it which makes it so special. Some may call it passion, others label it as the creationist spirit lying within man....
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 5 days ago
TD, checking out! - By Tutorial Doctor
I have some life stuff to workout, so I will be checking out for a while. Thanks everyone who responded to my questions here. I have been recommending this site to people I come across. I haven't b...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 5 days ago
You can make GTA Style Characters in no time! - By Tutorial Doctor
I use the Maratis 3D engine, and I was fortunate enough to meet someone who did a very good tutorial on how to make game characters using Blender and Makehuman. In no time I had a decent character...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 10 hours ago
I've Been Inspired! - By Tutorial Doctor
So, I was inspired to make a video game by a video game that teaches you about developing video games.GameDev Tycoon? Have you heard of it?I might end up buying the game solely for educational purp...
Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Fallacies in information. - By Tutorial Doctor
true.false.The world is full of truth and fallacy. Our own logic systems work based on these two things.Joey is sick. He can't afford to go to a doctor, or perhaps he doesn't like doctors.Joey goes...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 days ago
Strife: Bitcoin to ingame cosmetic currency - By Wilhelm van Huyssteen
Legends of Strife Implemented the purchase of ingame cosmetic currency (star shards) using bitcoin. Each strife account gets an unique public address to which the player can make payments. If the p...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 days ago
A little of my history - By Tutorial Doctor
So, I was in college for engineering and my school required laptops. I had a low paying job, but it paid enough for me to be able to buy the best gateway I could afford at the time. It was about $...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 days ago
Added help text to my physics based tower defense. - By ferrous
Alright so http://joshv.itburns.net/WebAttempt.html has been updated with some help text to help guide users. If anyone finds it too terse, confusing, or anything at all, feel free to let me know...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 5 days ago
Imagining a Game - By Nyphoon Games
Originally posted on http://nyphoon.com/ In the introductory blog post about this new series of articles, A Game Developer’s Experience, I talked briefly about game development. As promised, ever...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 6 days ago
Reconstructing The Paper Crane - By Tutorial Doctor
One day many moons ago, my friend came over to our house as he usually did when he didn't have homework. He brought with him this paper crane. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. I just...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 6 days ago
I'm not going to forget how to Program. - By Tutorial Doctor
When I was in school, I was a bit slower than others to catch on to something, but when I did, I had it. Most of the time I was churning things in my head, moving it around, diagnosing it. So, I wo...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
So just what is this different way of building games? - By Norman Barrows
So just what is this different way of building games?in a nutshell:non-OO c++ syntaxADTs (abstract data types) composed of: * PODs (plain old data) * standalone functionsthe use of data str...