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  Posted by Michael Tanczos , 01 Nov 2014
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A fellow game developer died - By slayemin
I'm close friends with the fellow game dev team upstairs on the 14th floor. Every time either of our teams has something to celebrate, we invite each other. We share in each others happinesses and...
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Enlisting IBM Watson as a voice actor - By etodd
Allow me to regale you with an exciting tale: the birth of a janky dialogue and voice system. I have a JSON file with all the localized strings in my game, like this:{ "danger": "Danger", "lev...
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"Quad"-planar projection - By JTippetts
HA! It never fails. As soon as I resolve to work on much-needed logic and AI refactoring, I let myself get distracted with a visual thing again. But this fix was relatively easy, and is something I...
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Creature AI - By JTippetts
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It’s happening - By fastcall22
Oh boy, it’s happening. http://i.imgur.com/fy3Usda.png (665 KB) Learned how to cycles render. Basic water ‘n’ stuff-- still needs some work.
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Bringing back the mountains - By JTippetts
I spent some time recently working out some bugs with the tri-planar shader. I believe the bugs are fixed now (and it required some fixes in the Urho3D library to do it), but I don't really underst...
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Hello reader, My name is Laurent Star Vinn and I have a special project I would like to share with you. See all the struggles and triumphs of my game's development and maybe learn something new al...
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Waiting for Visual Studio to update, so I thought I’d write something. When working with streams such as file or audio processing, you usually run into the same problem: How to copy the most data w...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 8 hours ago
The No-OOP back to basics experiment - By Mussi
I'm about to embark on a journey where I let go of the typical way I program and try something radically different as an experiment. I've been programming for a little over 15 years now and I have...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 1 day ago
An MMO? - Really... - By Polydone
Well... not really.I'm not envisioning creating the next WoW-killer.A MASSIVE multiplayer online game is obviously outside the scope of a lone wolf as myself who is only prepared to spend a few tho...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 4 days ago
March 2016: Funding ran out - By slayemin
Well, I've officially run out of money. (long pause for reflection) This seems to be a common struggle and problem with indie game developers, and I'm not any different... Do I blame myself? W...
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Is there a hexagonal analog of Conway's Game of Life? - By jwezorek
The short answer is that in the hexagonal case the best analog of Conway's Game of Life -- in my opinion as someone who has been a CA hobbyist for 30 years or so -- is an original creation which I...
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Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 18 hours ago
New textures with the tri-planar shader - By JTippetts
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Textures - By JTippetts
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Hi all, Another day, another feature! The last couple of days have kept me busy creating a "physics powered" grab arm for picking up the crates. When the player gets the crates to the exit, th...
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You can find the original post here . This version has been formatted to fit your scr-- I mean, formatted for GameDev.net .In 2009 engineers from the University of Wisconsin released a piece of sof...
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Why an MMO? - By Polydone
Greetings weary traveller... Something like the above line was how my entry into the world of online gaming looked like, when I first discovered the internet, and with that, MUDs, around 1998....
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I'm terrible at art. Let me back up. There are some aspects of art, at least video game art creation, that I have achieved an "acceptable" level of skill. And there are others that I have achi...
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Sorry for the lack of updates. As it turns out, living the dream is hard work. I'll make up for it with a really big post instead. http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.p...


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