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Mak

Member Since 11 Aug 2000
Offline Last Active Feb 22 2015 10:12 AM

Journal of Mak > Spawn Point : Yet Another Planetary Rendering System

Posted Mak on 03 September 2014 - 11:40 AM

I've long put this off, because if I ever got to integrating Planetary Landings into Dominium, I wanted to do it well and do it 'full on'... (flora, fauna, cities, people, all procedurally crafted). But after two years of spare-time work on the 'behemoth' project... I can no longer resist having a play at least!

There's nothing 'new' here to those who tr...

Journal of Mak > Building the Heavens...

Posted Mak on 08 August 2014 - 01:28 PM

An excerpt from my latest blog post ...

Work has progressed this week on the Celestial Body rendering – I’ve resolved the issues reported in the last post and largely wrapped it up for now. I’ve also obtained a few more high res textures to use as placeholders to extend the visual variety as I hop around the galaxy. I’ve added some renders to the media...

Journal of Mak > Whoa - Out of the Shadows, literally...

Posted Mak on 18 July 2014 - 10:21 AM

Whoa indeed - I can't believe it's been this long since my last Journal here... I seem to get no time to update anything beyond my own blog these days. Every single minute is spent 'dev-ing'...

Anyway - I thought I'd drop by and throw in my attempts at self-shadowing so far in Dominium. This is actually progress from two weeks ago, I'm having fun trying...

Journal of Mak > Dominion is Live on Kickstarter, Again!

Posted Mak on 03 May 2013 - 05:40 PM

The day is finally here - and we've pushed the button - our space-combat epic is back on Kickstarter and seeking funding once again!http://kck.st/139nQKu Thanks in advance to anyone who has a mind to back us this time around http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png

Journal of Mak > May the 4th, Be With Us - on Kickstarter!

Posted Mak on 30 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

The time has come folks… after some great feedback on the new pitch, we’re ready to go on our publication date of   00:00  on   May the 4th !  Our hope is that we can ask everyone who is interested in backing us to back us on the same launch day! If we can get some momentum going on day one, it will help bump us up on the visibility list on Kickstarter  a...

Journal of Mak > Lens Flares, Stars, and Pretty Mode

Posted Mak on 03 March 2013 - 09:35 AM

[Edit : I would have IOTD'd this - but it refuses to let me add one, saying I don't have permission - maybe a bug on the site guys?]I've been plugging away at Dominion quietly in the background, whenever I can, in order to sort out the trailer we'll be doing for the new pitch.One of the (many) visual issues I have been facing with using "prototype" work t...

Journal of Mak > Kickstarter Faith

Posted Mak on 13 December 2012 - 06:21 AM

To drag my previous journal entry on a bit - I have to say I'm really and pleasantly taken aback by the belief/faith shown by the backers. I've even had feedback from potential backers who have provided helpful suggestions which might persuade them to back in the future, which we've taken on board - the feedback has generally been great, so...

Journal of Mak > Planning to fail... ?

Posted Mak on 08 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

So, with no media interest what-so-ever, and no attainable way to get any, no social network to leverage, and a Press Release that may as well have been dropped into a Black Hole, it looks like trying to achieve our funding target on Kickstarter is doomed to fail.

There is no bitterness there, far from it. I have never underestimated Marketing and PR, but...

Journal of Mak > Dominion - Praying for the grace of Kickstarter

Posted Mak on 24 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

Having spent the last couple of years "out" of the games industry doing iOS contracting - trying to get into a position where I can have a crack at my own products... during this time I've been watching Kickstarter - trying to figure out how to wangle an account to allow funds to be drawn from the US based site (which they would allow, but...

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