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Developer Journal - 1 month, 8 hours ago
Bow and Arrow beginnings [updated] - By Aardvajk
I've been working a little bit on the view mode with the bow this week. Not spent a lot of time on it but Saturday morning seems to be a good time to update my journal since I have an hour to work...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
View Mode implementation and wittering - By Aardvajk
Now I have a chase camera working that can be assigned to move to different targets, I've been working on a "view mode" for the player. Holding down the right-mouse button moves the camera to a sho...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 1 week ago
Rag Doll is back - By Aardvajk
Just a quick post to say I've re-integrated my rag doll system back into the current iteration of the game. This is based on making a set of Bullet shapes from the current skeleton configuration on...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Precursor's Dawn - Greenlit! - By Navyman
Precursor's Dawn - Greenlit! On the morning of Oct 18th, I received the email from Steam informing me that Precursor's Dawn had been Greenlit. Having spend all of the night and some of the morning...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mumbling about the Camera system - By Aardvajk
In preparation for being able to do some stuff with the bow aiming, I've ripped out and rewritten the Camera system for the game. I've split what was one system into two classes now, ViewTransform...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 weeks ago
All Kitted Up - By Aardvajk
 Decided to take a break from player/world interactions and look at something I've never tried before, namely attaching objects like weapons to the player skeleton. http://youtu.be/QkvwX...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 7 hours ago
The GameDev.net community sucks - By Stormynature
Okay so I lied. In reality it is a great community filled with many amazing people. However now that my odious tactic of a clickbait title has got you in here. Please go to and please vot...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 2 days ago
Precursor's Dawn Greenlight Campaign LIVE! - By Navyman
Check out the fast paced SciFi Tactical Combat game, Precursor's Dawn on Greenlight. Even if this is not a game for you the traffic helps. Votes help the most, but we will be very happy for the tra...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 days ago
Quick Video - By Aardvajk
Just a quick video showing off the currently-implemented features. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YBHoQPcrfw Preparing a write-up of the kinematic character controller for publishing soon.
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 days ago
Kickstarter Live - Check Out for some Details! - By Navyman
Precursor’s Dawn is a space strategy game unlike anything before. RPG like elements that help to drive a robust and unique gameplay world. You will travel the vast distances of the universe in se...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 4 days ago
Player character re-implemented - By Aardvajk
So the player controller code is effectively rewritten back to the level it was at before. The player can stand still, turn on the spot, run in any direction, walk in any direction (stopping at e...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 6 days ago
My first Kickstarter - Precur - By riuthamus
So, this week I have participated in my first ever KS. CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjIz88NrrVA If you are interested show us some support and get a package...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
Looking for Feedback - Kickstarter Page Preview - By Navyman
http://precursorsdawn.com/images/Teaser_Frame_small.png GameDev.net's community was an amazing help during my first Kickstarter, therefore I am hoping we have even better results this time around b...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
Edge Detection in my Platformer - By Aardvajk
I've gone and ripped out all of the player controller code from my project with a view to rewriting it from scratch. The previous version was a fairly abstract state machine with each state represe...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
Automatic Edge Detection/Clipping in my Platformer - By Aardvajk
I've gone and ripped out all of the player controller code from my project with a view to rewriting it from scratch. The previous version was a fairly abstract state machine with each state represe...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
Back to the Platformer (again) - By Aardvajk
Well, it's official, I'm bored with the spaceship game already. Went too simple and found it dull to develop, let alone play, so am back with the 3D platform game.   It's the game I alway...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The long road to The Teaser Tailer - Precursor's Dawn - By Navyman
A minor note about this entry, it really needed to have been published a few days ago, but in the hope of getting it and the content, “right” I got some extra sleep.Game Development stories are oft...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Flight Modes experiments - By Aardvajk
I've been experimenting with using two different flight modes. It is quite fun zooming around in the normal flight mode, but almost impossible to actually do anything precisely such as landing on a...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Tweaking - By Aardvajk
Have just been making a few tweaks to the spaceship handling this morning. https://youtu.be/h788YJenhrI I've added some roll to the ship when turning. Nothing properly aerodynamic or anyt...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Quick Spaceship Model - By Aardvajk
Happy to report I seem to be able to throw together very quick spaceship models with my 3D model editor far quicker than characters.   Just made this in about ten minutes last night, just...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Keep It Simple Stupid - By Aardvajk
The whole spirit of this project is "Keep it simple, stupid." I want to stick to a manageable scope that will actually allow me to get past the 80% engine writing and get some pleasure from the 20%...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 3 days ago
Random Caves - By Aardvajk
Quick Saturday morning update. Only have an hour on Saturday before the meet up with non-technical friends to set the world to rights. Still very ugly, but I'm randomly generating cave structures n...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 5 days ago
New direction (this week) - By Aardvajk
Just taking a quick five minute break from work to update here (honest :)). I've decided I want to take a break from all of the complicated stuff I've been doing lately, including planet generation...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 1 week ago
WoA IV Judging Feedback - By Bacterius
WoA IV Scoresheet. ----Team: 7 day masochistsGame: namelessDownload: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0ByRMOIz9rEO0NFlIUkg1MDlwVkE&usp=sharing Members: IYP, newtTech: - Gameplay...
Developer Journal - 3 months, 1 week ago
WoA IV - Looking towards WoA V. - By slicer4ever
Good day to everyone, with the WoA IV wrapping up i'd like to create another yearly post-mortem from my perspective on things, and what i have learned this year for next year. First of all i'd...