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et1337

Member Since 11 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Apr 23 2015 04:22 PM

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et1337 makes games > The Poor Man's Character Controller

Posted 06 April 2015

Let's say that, like so many of us, you want to make a surreal voxel-based first-person parkour game. You're trying to figure out a production schedule. What will take the longest? Graphics? Sound? Level design? I bet it will be the character controller. And I bet it will take 4½ years. Why?
In running/jumping games, player movement is paramount. It takes...


et1337 makes games > Screenshot Saturday 213

Posted 27 February 2015

It's the end of February and this game is supposed to be content-complete. In a sense, it actually is. All the levels are done. Twenty in all. I thought this month would never end!

http://et1337.com/assets/fxPzauyl.jpg

Just so you know, there are sixty of those lights and I had to hook up each one individually. It fell just barely beneath the "worth i...


et1337 makes games > The Poor Man's Voxel Engine

Posted 18 February 2015

This is not a tutorial. It's a story. A Voxel Odyssey.
The story starts with 19 year old me in a dorm room next to the Ohio State stadium. I don't have the repo from this stage of development (SVN at the time), but I remember the process clearly.

http://et1337.com/assets/9Ob8Tlal.jpg

Photo by Kristen Sutton
XNA 4 comes out in September 2010 . I imme...


et1337 makes games > Screenshot Saturday 211

Posted 13 February 2015

Last Saturday we had the Short North gallery hop . Hundreds of people came through our gallery to see art. The guys helped me set up the Oculus and a projector on the wall.

Sometimes I had to go out and pull people in, but most of the time, there was a line. My favorite customer by far was this kid:

http://et1337.com/assets/6xdPxl9l.jpg
He jumped righ...


et1337 makes games > Screenshot Saturday 210

Posted 06 February 2015

I finished last week's map. It has some spinny things.

http://giant.gfycat.com/CompetentAgitatedIchneumonfly.gif

Then I made this week's map.

http://et1337.com/assets/XAfbrRdl.jpg

http://et1337.com/assets/h1TLRq9l.jpg

Who knew purple and green could look so... not terrible?

Anyway, this puts me ahead of schedule. There are three levels remaini...


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