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Esteban Lopez

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  1. Esteban Lopez

    Week Of Awesome III - The Afterparty/judging thread!

    Damn college assignments cost us the participation score. It was a fun week nevertheless. I hope everyone had fun doing it and congrats to the winner whoever it is.
  2. Esteban Lopez

    Last Entry?

    I thank you very much for your review. There were many things that unfortunately were left out of the game because of time constrains due to college and other things (the lose screen was one of them :( ). For instance, we wanted to have the power bar play a cool sound effect as well as a small animation (think final fantasy when the limit break bar is full). The explosions when the cows hit the player are slightly different from the ones when the player kills them, I realize now that they are too similar, just played the game and I got them confused myself. Randomization was supposed to be in there, but it broke and the last minute and we had no enemies spawning, it was already Sunday 4AM and we were exhausted because of the week :(. We are still working on it, fixing stuff here and there. Adding details and the stuff we wanted in a more calm manner. Performance improvements need to be done as well. There is still a lot to do to be honest. I really appreciate that you took the time to play the game and wrote me this review, your information is valuable to the force and will be handled with accordingly :).
  3. Esteban Lopez

    Last Entry?

    I thank you very much for your review. There were many things that unfortunately were left out of the game because of time constrains due to college and other things (the lose screen was one of them :( ). For instance, we wanted to have the power bar play a cool sound effect as well as a small animation (think final fantasy when the limit break bar is full). The explosions when the cows hit the player are slightly different from the ones when the player kills them, I realize now that they are too similar, just played the game and I got them confused myself. Randomization was supposed to be in there, but it broke and the last minute and we had no enemies spawning, it was already Sunday 4AM and we were exhausted because of the week :(. We are still working on it, fixing stuff here and there. Adding details and the stuff we wanted in a more calm manner. Performance improvements need to be done as well. There is still a lot to do to be honest. I really appreciate that you took the time to play the game and wrote me this review, your information is valuable to the force and will be handled with accordingly :). 
  4. Esteban Lopez

    Last Entry?

    It's too late! I can't unsee it!!!
  5. Esteban Lopez

    Week of Awesome III - The competition Thread

    todays journal entry http://www.gamedev.net/blog/2102/entry-2261455-last-entry/
  6. Esteban Lopez

    Last Entry?

    Last day of Week of Awesome. Stayed up until 4 AM finishing up the project as best as we could. As expected we had serious set backs because of college and stuff. Justin was not able to build everything as we had planned, so we were forced to look into outside assets. Justin did a great job with the cows and the turret. We were getting desperate until finally we found the light. I have to thank kenney for releasing his asset packs to the public. His 3D nature pack turned out to be a huge life saver, so much that I ended up donating to his website. I encourage everyone to look into this website, you might find something really useful. http://www.kenney.nl/ Other assets and music were taken from opengameart.org also a great website for resources. The project in general turned out really well, and it was a fun week, even with the set backs and everything, I plan on to make some improvements to it, hopefully is just some stuff here and there. One thing I really want to fix is the resolution and the presentation of menus and credits screen. Add some small effects during the game as well as some other details. I want to thank everyone for this contest and I hope you all had as much fun as we did. Here is a link to the download. I am planning of making it playable on browser. http://alienguard.itch.io/apocowlypse
  7. Esteban Lopez

    Week of Awesome III - The competition Thread

    Well, this is as far as College and other matters allowed us to go. It was a fun and very interesting week. I wish the best luck to all participants and I hope everyone had as much fun as we did. I have uploaded the latest build of the game. There are some stuff here and there that need to be fixed, but at this point we are exhausted. I hope that you guys find it as much fun as we did. To play the game, download it from the link provided, after downloaded, unzip it and open the executable. You must make sure that the exe file is in the same folder as the data folder.   http://alienguard.itch.io/apocowlypse
  8. Esteban Lopez

    Keeping up with WoA

    Hello all. Allow me to apologize in advance for this will be a short entry today. Reason being, even though we are trying to keep everything simple, we have been running into minor problems that are unfortunately affecting development. Hopefully by today everything will be cleared and we will get actual game play going on. We have added some music and sounds that we consider make the game more interesting and adds a bit of humor too, however chances are these assets will not be final, so I will not credit anyone right now, will do it ad the end when the project gets completed. Other thing that we didn't take into account is college. Justin and I are both going to college and things are turning pretty hectic there too, with projects and deadlines, I feel like this was a mistake on our part because we did not take college into consideration when planning the schedule for the game... Oh well, hopefully everything will turn out great, I wish everyone luck in here. Until next time!
  9. Esteban Lopez

    Setting Up the Project

    Today is the first day of Week of Awesome III. It is the first time I make part of it, so I hope I manage to make a good impression with everyone involved. Fortunately I am not alone in this journey. Muscat88, an incredibly talented 3d modeler will be my partner for this Week of Awesome. He will be in charge of everything 3D using 3DS Max. I will be taking care of the technical stuff, like the coding and stuff. We will be using Unity because of popular demand and because we both have a fair amount of experience using the engine. For now we are finishing the brain storming phase of the game and soon we will start with asset creation and coding. For now we are setting up the unity project in a way that has proven to be useful to us. Trying to keep everything as organized as possible from the very beginning saves us time and effort in the long run (even for smaller projects). We follow a simple, but efficient convention... At least it works for us. Folders: When it comes to folders, we like to name them with capital letters as to not confuse them with any other kind of file. Every time we see something named with capitals, we know it is a folder, even though the icon doesn't show up. For file names we like to name them all in small letters and with no spaces, but keeping it so that if the name is 2 or more words long, then we capitalize the first letter of the second word onwards, also depending on the purpose of the file, we would name it accordingly as to make it easy to find and to arrange alphabetically. For instance: If we had a texture file called Sprite textures, we would rename it texturesSprite. This way it can go in a folder called TEXTURES, if such a folder contains different kinds of textures for different kinds of purposes, then it will make it easier for us to find what we are looking for since Unity will try to organize everything alphabetically. Example TEXTURES texturesRegular.png texturesSprites.png When it comes to models. We keep two separate main folders. PROTOTYPING and FINAL which I think are self descriptive names. Each separate model will be stored in a different folder as to avoid conflict with different materials that could potentially have the same name and therefore confuse us. If a number of models share the same material, we still keep the models in their own folder, but we create a folder where all the shared materials are stored. That way, we can import the models and select them all and apply the same material to them just once. Audio works in a similar manner, where we store MUSIC in a folder and SOUNDS in another folder, we also try to organize music and sounds in different subcategories as to avoid going through the whole project listening to each song, looking for the one we wanted to use, but forgot where it was. Scenes are divided in TEST and FINAL as to not screw up the final project as much as we can, SCRIPTS are also divided into some categories aswell depending on the purposes of each script. And that's it for now. With the project set up, we will now proceed to finishing up the planning and start with the actual game project. I hope that you guys can find this useful and if you have anything to add or any advice, you are more than welcome to provide it to us in the comments. We are still beginners, we want to learn as much as we can.
  10. Sorry, I mailed you last night. Just to make sure my team mate is on my team. He goes by the user name:  Muscat88 Thank You!
  11. Esteban Lopez

    Prologue

    Unity is best with Visual Studio. Monodevelop really is a horrible IDE
  12. Will you please sign me up? I wanted to participate last year, but when I found out the week was already over. Team: BecauseNerdsCanBSexy2 Members: Me and Muscat88 I don't have a website, I will be posting to the thread directly... However this might as well be subject to change, thank you!!!   Don't forget to follow our developer journal.   http://www.gamedev.net/blog/2102/entry-2261330-setting-up-the-project/
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