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Developer Journal - 6 days, 55 minutes 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 - 1 week, 4 days ago
Unity, here we come! - By Orymus3
Some of you may already be aware that I was part of the Week of Awesome II jam a few weeks back (and finished 4th! yay!).I've already explained my reasons to participate in this event, and one of t...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 6 days ago
The judge's post-mortem - By slicer4ever
So with the Week of Awesome II coming to a close, some folks have asked me to also write up a post mortem on the entire event. I'm not the best at writing up these sort of things, but i'll see what...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 6 days ago
Darkholm: An Exhumation - By Thaumaturge
(Why an "exhumation"? Well, a post-mortem has already been done: this is me digging up the corpse to re-examine it in light of new evidence.)So, what went so wrong? Having read the reports given by...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 14 minutes ago
V2.00! (Easy Mode) - By Orymus3
Just thought I'd give everybody a rest and fix the controls.You can now play the 'Easy ' mode!Notable changes:- Increased the mass of the car- Reduced angular drag of the car- Drastically increased...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 5 hours ago
Week Of Awesome II - My Scores - By slicer4ever
here you will find all my reviews/scores for the week of awesome II contestants: http://www.gamedev.net/topic/661418-the-week-of-awesome-ii-the-judge-thread/ ---Team: Orymus3:Game Link: http://orym...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 1 day ago
I Am Dolphin - Kinect Prototype - By Promit
I'd hoped to write up a nice post for this, but unfortunately I haven't had much time lately. Releasing a game, it turns out, is not at all relaxing. Work doesn't end when you hit that submit butto...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Our New Game: I Am Dolphin - By Promit
After an incredibly long time of quiet development, our new game, I Am Dolphin, will be available this Thursday, October 9th, on the Apple/iOS App Store. This post will be discussing the background...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 15 hours ago
moved to sorceforge - By mousetail
I added Dutch as a language option so my family can play it, and I moved the game to sourceforge . Right now I just ask for the language in a ugly dialog box, but I will be looking for a better opt...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 1 day ago
New version - By mousetail
That the competition is over is not going to stop me from continuing working on the game.I added:the font issue is fixed, now loads the font from the program directory instead of the windows fonts...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 2 days ago
"The Week of Awesome II" Post - By ryan20fun
Hello everyone http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png My postmorten.What went (mostly) right:Art styleLevel layoutLevel loading systemBullet physics integrationBrief p...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
The building of Caveman - part 6 - data structures - By Norman Barrows
The building of Caveman - part 6 - data structuresWhen i first got into programming as my major, my biggest fear was that I'd end up as a database programmer. Turns out I became a gamedev. But i s...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Week 9-10 : Time to reschedule again - By Sporniket
Dear log,After finishing implementing the game sequence, there are still some boring points to do, like saving and presenting the highest score.To understand, I have to explain the logic of my fram...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
WOA2: Final thoughts - By riuthamus
Quick Thoughts: I saw the rest of the people posting these things called postmortem and I thought to myself, "Why? Did somebody die?" I realized shortly after what they were saying so I went to di...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Post mortem - By mousetail
Things that went well: Simple ideagraphics where good enoughenough types of monstersgood extra features (pause, hiscore etc)I managed to stay motivatedI finished plenty of time early (time managem...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Epilogue - A Post-Mortem on "The Life of Phillip Morris" - By Orymus3
Epilogue - A Post-Mortem "That chilling moment when I have learned the truth, and suddenly, my car became nothing more than a toy. I had lost innocence on that day, and I fought tooth and na...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days ago
The building of Caveman - Part 5 - General code organization - By Norman Barrows
The building of Caveman - Part 5 - General code organizationThis is the general code organization used in Caveman:void main:----------------initprogrunprogendproginitprog------------------init z3d...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Week of Awesome II post mortem - By Erik Rufelt
Download link: http://www.rufelt.se/Timmys_Toys.zip Finished my Week of Awesome II entry yesterday (or actually this morning), called Timmy's Toys.Main game-play is a tower-defense, where the playe...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days ago
The past lingers. - By Thaumaturge
A post-mortem for Darkholm, as best I recall. Only one week in which to make a game. Not much time at all: a short dash, top speed all the way, exhausting and exciting. It can be a competition conc...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days ago
WOA2: Submission - By riuthamus
DOWNLOAD LINK: Dropbox Riuthamus.com CONTROLS: E - [Use to enter buildings]F - [Use to pickup and throw]1 - 4 [Sets the tool you wish to use]I - [Opens Inventory]Spacebar - [Press for action]**Pr...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days ago
WOA2: Submission - By riuthamus
DOWNLOAD LINK: Dropbox Riuthamus.com INSTRUCTIONS: http://www.bhslaughter.com/forum/uploads/gallery/album_2/gallery_1_2_8780.png http://www.bhslaughter.com/forum/uploads/gallery/album_2/gallery_1...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 5 days ago
WOA2: Down to the Wire - By riuthamus
We are merging all of our files now and making the final changes to the scene. With only a few hours left this is really cutting it close. We have something already in place but we are simply tryin...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 5 days ago
"The Week of Awesome II" Day 7 - By ryan20fun
Hello againhttp://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png I have been quite productive today, Wierd.So I have got two levels into the game with a menu/getting acquainted one a...


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