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The GameObject Pooler - By ferrous
So another fellow was doing a journal and was a little nervous about posting code for review. It got me thinking that I should post some code up as well. (I do have a game update that I could do...
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 I decided the other day to completely strip my game back to basics. Well, I actually started a new project and gradually moved the code I wanted over because I'm obsessive like that and want...
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Even more changes to first 6 levels. - By desdemian
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Shuffling class responsibilities - By TheChubu
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Going Mobile - By ferrous
Oh, updated the webgl one, that link is here : Seems to work in Chrome now, yay. But oddly, it errored for me in FireFox at first. So lets see, since last time, I have: Added a local sc...
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Om: Varadic Functions and Reference Types - By Aardvajk
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ANL Expression Parsing - By JTippetts
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Smoothing out level 2 and 3. - By desdemian
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New Demo out. - By desdemian
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Some template snippets - By Aardvajk
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