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John Master Lee

Member Since 19 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 16 2014 02:58 AM

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In Topic: Spark Rising - A Build + Battle Sandbox Game

18 May 2014 - 01:28 AM

Wow... Spark Rising to date has been successfully Kickstarted, Greenlit, showcased at GDC, and now our moment of truth... we hope we made a game worthy of your attention! Or at least I hope I made a game that didn't suck so bad you would quit gaming all together. 
In many ways, this is just the beginning, so I'm looking forward to the "real" journey ahead. So much of the feedback we been getting from fans has been quite honestly really impressive. Don't let anyone tell you that gamers are all just a bunch of trolls. Well... maybe we are... but even trolls got some good ideas!

In Topic: Spark Rising - A Build & Battle Sandbox Game

09 November 2013 - 09:32 PM

Spark Rising is now live on Steam Greenlight!


We're already 75% of the way to the top 100, so we're making good progress. 

Stream Greenlight is pretty much how an indie dev can get distributed on the Steam storefront. If you like a game concept, you can upvote it, and Valve reviews the top games on a seemingly random basis and approved the most popular games for distribution. Making it onto Steam is gaining access to the biggest outlet of gamers out there, so it's a big deal for indies.



In Topic: Spark Rising - A Build & Battle Sandbox Game

28 October 2013 - 09:27 PM

Hey all!
We got a 48 hour live stream of the final hours of our Kickstarter campaign! Come say hi on Twitch.tv!
We'll show all new cool stuff, and have some fun with it!

In Topic: Spark Rising - A Build & Battle Sandbox Game

25 October 2013 - 06:42 PM

An all new update!
We got a new video you can check out!
Our Kickstarter has just 4 days to go, and we really need your support to get across the finish line! Even a small contribution can help us build the momentum needed, as the last week surge can often times double the amount raised thanks to the the last minute rally!

In Topic: Spark Rising - A Build & Battle Sandbox Game

16 October 2013 - 12:54 AM

So we made a big reveal today!You can now import your Minecraft creations into our game.
The process was pretty nifty. I played Minecraft for many months, and created tons of big structures, ships and stuff and wanted a way to bring them over to our game.  You know, so you can battle with them (that's our thing: big battles.) We weren't sure what was possible because Minecraft is built in Java and our game is based on Unity 3D.
But the engine didn't matter. All that mattered were the block IDs. Each block in Minecraft has an ID, and from that you can determine what color the block is, what texture it has on it, and what properties it has. So all we had to do was find a way to sync our block IDs with Minecraft. It does get tricky though. Some blocks have sub IDs, and some blocks we probably just won't convert because they have very specific behavior in Minecraft that doesn't quite fit our game. 
This video shows how the process works even at this early stage. It's not perfect, as some color transitions aren't coming over correctly. But we at now know it's possible!
Don't forget to support our Kickstarter!We have two weeks left and can use your help in getting us to our goal!