the Game Off 2018 jam has started today! The theme is ‘Hybrid’, which sounds quite interesting and has lots of potential for me.
I’m currently considering taking part as it would fit my schedule very well and I have some ideas for the given subject.
Check here for updates as the month goes by and I plan to stream parts of the development process on my Twitch channel.
I am developing a 3D RTS-style client/server game for two players and involving resource collection and strategic unit deployment. However, no direct combat mechanism is currently intended.
The client is being created in Unity and the C# .NET Server will provide player pairing and handle session data transfer using TCP connections.
The public Github for the project source and assets is here: GameOff2018_MKS_Entry, I will be pushing to there daily during development.
The GO 2018 Jam game page for “Scamper Fields” is now available here.
The game ‘Scamper Fields’ v1.0preAlpha client and server is out and available at the game page here or at the itch.io game page.
The most current source code is also downloadable at the GitHub link on the page.
See you there!
the Itch.io Highsight Game Jam #1 (Atari Remakes!) runs from the 2nd to 12 February 2018 and I’m considering participation as it would be enough time to complete something.
I looked through the list of Atari 2600 games and there is absolutely crazy amounts of old games to choose from.
I decided on a further development of the game ‘Combat’, putting in modern elements and features expected by players nowadays.
Software used for this was Phaser.io (Typescript), Photoshop, Illustrator, Tiled and MODO as well as Visual Studio 2017 as IDE, source archiving with GitHub.
Development was done on Windows 10 Desktop and a Windows 10 Laptop using Visual Studio 2017 CE & Wamp locally.
As always, I streamed on my Twitch channel during the event. I will be spending the run-up time to the jam fleshing out my ideas and determining the technology stack to use for this submission.
*** UPDATE ***
The v1.1 submission is now available here at itch.io. I will be setting up a game page for it asap.
It is currently also playable from here at this site.
I have signed up for the itch.io Unofficial Gameboy Jam 2017!
The Jam will run from the 2nd to the 17th of September 2017.
Software used for this will be Corona SDK (Lua), Photoshop, Illustrator, Tiled and MODO as well as Visual Studio Code as IDE.
Development will be done on macos 10.12.06, a Windows 10 PC and a Windows 10 Laptop, depending on my location.
Have a peek in at my Twitch stream when it’s live.
*** UPDATE: The NOE game page with my result from the jam is now up here! ***
*** UPDATE 2: The Win32 and macOS v1.1 of the game is out at the download location given above. Both OS versions fully support and strongly suggest twin-stick gamepads to enjoy the game as it was intended.
I will be participating in the month-long Post Apocalyptic Jam 2017 running from this Sunday, 23rd of July to the 20th of August 2017.
I really do enjoy the Post Apocalyptic genre in general, and it would be a great opportunity to try a single-player game idea with Unreal Engine 4.
I’m off the first week so can only do designs away from the computer, but hope to stream a few sessions during the remaining 3 weeks jam time on Twitch showing the C++ coding, Blueprinting and 2D/3D graphics creation.
*** Update ***
Sadly, I didn’t get enough of the game done in time to submit a playable prototype to the public.
Basically, it came down to me having lots of problems with setting up physics, problems with the creation, movement and collision of vehicles and their surroundings. I lost a lot of time working out technical issues which prevented me getting enough content and logic done to make the game playable.
What went well was the C++ coding, the Component and Blueprint creation, UI as well as the material setup, so this is lots of learning and experience for my next UE4 project.
My thoughts are to stick with UE4 compared to Unity 3D for now and continue learning those areas which are still less known to me: (Character) Animation and Physics.
our collection of Unity Tool – Level Export Scripts is now available at itch.io!
The available scripts export Unity scenes in JSON and TEXT formats, providing hierachical object, camera and light data in these two common text formats.
Head over there and see if these scripts can help you making content using Unity as a Level Editor.
We’ve just launched the MKS Launcher Toolkit v1.0beta at itch.io!
The MKS Launcher Toolkit is a collection of two dependant tools which are the MKS Launcher Client and the MKS Launcher Backend.
The Toolkit enables a user to configure a software package called the MKS Launcher which can used to publish a custom client executable and data that checks a HTTP file repository for updates at each client program start prior to launching the wrapped package. If a newer version of the software is found, the client is updated automatically and can then be launched.
This type of functionality is generally used with MMOs and more recently in online multiplayer games which need to be updated at each launch to enable the user to connect to the servers with only the most recent software version. Examples of this kind of software is the itch.io app or Steam.
This package can be used for any kind of software though and is not limited to game applications.
Check it out as it’s currently available for pay-what-you-want!
it’s Ludum Dare time again!
However, I will not be particpating in this one at this time due to other priorities.
You can currently register and vote here.
I’ll be sure to look in through Twitch during the event.
The #Resistjam 2017 game entry submission “Plight Of The Extruder” now has it’s game page up here.
You can read more about the jam and game there, and it’s a free download.
today, v1.4. of the game “Van Sang’s Pain” was released. New features are unified python application for various OSes, fullscreen window and gamepad support to specifically enable seamless integration into Retropie’s game frontend.
Check out our game page here to find out where to download it for free!
Please note, for Windows users with their displays not scaled to 100%, there is a DPI aware version of the game available for download shown as v1.5.
there will be a #ResistJam game jam event running from March 3rd to March 11th 2017 here.
In our current time, this event is a small but important contribution to showing our colours about the various situations around the world today.
I’m in and planning to stream some of the work during that time, preferably at the weekends and in the evenings. Spent some time thinking about what I want to do as a game and think I have something to go on which also reflects my feelings about that situation. Details when development starts on the 3rd…