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Developer Journal - 4 hours, 25 minutes ago
Edge Traversal - By Aardvajk
http://youtu.be/BPmJq_Hh5Wo So we got the basic mechanics of edge traversal finally working, kind of. Excuse the dodgy animation, just a placeholder. The idea is we maintain a contact poi...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 3 hours ago
Learning Blender - By fastcall22
Hi there! Long time no see. Been busy, but learning Blender. I figured if I knew my way around various GNU programs (GNU screen, less) and their keyboard shortcuts, how bad could Blender be? I've s...
Developer Journal - 3 days, 22 hours ago
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...
Developer Journal - 6 days, 5 hours ago
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...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 3 days ago
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...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 5 days ago
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...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 1 day 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, 4 days 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, 6 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 - 3 weeks, 1 day 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 - 3 weeks, 1 day 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 - 1 month, 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 - 1 month, 5 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, 5 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, 3 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, 4 weeks ago
Ragdoll - It begins... (with two edits and new vids since posting) - By Aardvajk
Following my last, rather angry, post about trying to get the Bullet constraints to work, I took a step back and breathed deeply for a while, then figured out where I was going wrong.In short, you...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 day ago
Snail Organs, Immune System, and Ageing - By Drakonka
Organs! Immune systems! Old age! Dying from old age!I’m super excited. I was thinking: “How do I implement old age and death, and health in general? Is health just energy? When the snail is out of...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 days ago
Rewriting the AI Controller in C++ - By braindigitalis
Hi everyone!So it's been a while since i last posted a blog entry. It has been an extremely busy time for me, tweaking and improving the performance and design of my game. I have finally moved on f...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 days ago
Overland Map Refactor - Fleet Movement - By Eck
Personal Update: I apologize for the delay in my weekly update. While the kiddo was spending the night at her grandmother's, she broke a glass which sliced her foot open. http://public.gamedev5.ne...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 4 days ago
Trimming Eclipse's Fat - By TheChubu
Hi! In this entry I'll describe how I do my Eclipse installs, with only the stuff I need. Trimming Eclipse's Fat So the issue is the following: Eclipse is kinda fat. At least that's the general i...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 5 days ago
Multithreading! - By mousetail
Been a bit buizy with school, but found enough time to make a system where the level is generated in a separate process. The idea is that I can use that later to pregenerate the next level while st...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 5 days ago
September update: the new mining interface - By Ashaman73
Here is the September developer log. This time I'm showing off the development of the mining interface over several versions. Even if the current interface version seems to be a logical way to appr...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 6 days ago
Pongout 0.83 WIP - By fastcall22
Well, it's about time I posted some progress pics of the game I've been working on the past month or so. http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png Pongout is a crossover...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
Wild snails around the world - By Drakonka
Did you know that there is an entirely separate formula to calculate the distance between two points on the surface of a sphere? I mean…it kind of makes sense when you think about it. The shortest...