Monthly Archives: April 2017

Week 4 and 5, Security systems online

Hello again!
Due to sickness and a full schedual outside of the production phase i´ve decided to incorperate these two weeks with each other.
With the level boxed out and the core mechanics in place we needed to create some conflict. So a threat is added in the form of a security system.
When trying to come up with a design for the security system there were three features that were important for the main function of the system.
A camera to detect the […]

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Week 4 and 5, Security systems online

Hello again!
Due to sickness and a full schedual outside of the production phase i´ve decided to incorperate these two weeks with each other.
With the level boxed out and the core mechanics in place we needed to create some conflict. So a threat is added in the form of a security system.
When trying to come up with a design for the security system there were three features that were important for the main function of the system.
A camera to detect the […]

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Program: Graphics

BGP: Refracted Fate – Player Tracking

Hello everyone! Today I will be writing about player tracking and gathering level design feedback. So let’s move directly into the topic!
Gathering Player Movement / Player Tracking
When it comes to playtest, just tend to get a lot of great data, however, only relaying on the feedback from the play tester directly is not always a clever idea. So, what I decided to do was to build in a tracker system that would draw a map where the player moved. This […]

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BGP: Refracted Fate – Player Tracking

Hello everyone! Today I will be writing about player tracking and gathering level design feedback. So let’s move directly into the topic!
Gathering Player Movement / Player Tracking
When it comes to playtest, just tend to get a lot of great data, however, only relaying on the feedback from the play tester directly is not always a clever idea. So, what I decided to do was to build in a tracker system that would draw a map where the player moved. This […]

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Critter Flux: The Story So Far…

Last year around this time I was working on Zombie Crawler with the Molamola team in preparation for Gotland Game Conference. This year, I’m with a new group of five students and together we’re developing a game for android devices called Critter Flux. It’s all very exciting and rewarding work; Not to mention completely and utterly terriying, the weeks are flying by and we’re closing in little by little on the dreaded deadline…
Once again I am in the role of […]

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Critter Flux: The Story So Far…

Last year around this time I was working on Zombie Crawler with the Molamola team in preparation for Gotland Game Conference. This year, I’m with a new group of five students and together we’re developing a game for android devices called Critter Flux. It’s all very exciting and rewarding work; Not to mention completely and utterly terriying, the weeks are flying by and we’re closing in little by little on the dreaded deadline…
Once again I am in the role of […]

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Neon Skies – Week 5

This week has been consumed by revisiting the old cliff objects to make them look better. Some of the old cliffs didn’t have a good normal map and most assets in the game do not use normal maps either. As such, I went back and started retopologizing (lowering the amount of triangles in the object) the object, but now I am more skilled at capturing details and now, we don’t use any normal maps on it to capture details (everything […]

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Neon Skies – Week 5

This week has been consumed by revisiting the old cliff objects to make them look better. Some of the old cliffs didn’t have a good normal map and most assets in the game do not use normal maps either. As such, I went back and started retopologizing (lowering the amount of triangles in the object) the object, but now I am more skilled at capturing details and now, we don’t use any normal maps on it to capture details (everything […]

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Fjärde, veckan av utvecklingen, The Summoning

Var tvungen att fortsätta att arbeta på vägarana i början av veckan för det var fortfarande några fel som uppstod med “förhandsgranskning” mot vad som placerades ut då det ena är en utdragen och den andra är flera delar.
Och ändra på att de inte spawna under marken med ändringen av kartan.
Men det var något som saknades för vägen när man bygger ut den.
Det är när man känner att det blir bara fel och ta bort den, för att kanske bara […]

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Fjärde, veckan av utvecklingen, The Summoning

Var tvungen att fortsätta att arbeta på vägarana i början av veckan för det var fortfarande några fel som uppstod med “förhandsgranskning” mot vad som placerades ut då det ena är en utdragen och den andra är flera delar.
Och ändra på att de inte spawna under marken med ändringen av kartan.
Men det var något som saknades för vägen när man bygger ut den.
Det är när man känner att det blir bara fel och ta bort den, för att kanske bara […]

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Week 5 – Big Game Project – A helpful hand

This week started out with the team having to go to several meetings at school, going through our game and graphical art.  So, we lost a few hours and didn’t really get to work until Tuesday. From Tuesday and onward I worked with the game’s placeholders, fixing faulty assets that were the wrong size/didn’t look good and creating new placeholders from the Asset list. During that whole time, I also ran around helping everyone with technical and graphical issues.
As I […]

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Week 5 – Big Game Project – A helpful hand

This week started out with the team having to go to several meetings at school, going through our game and graphical art.  So, we lost a few hours and didn’t really get to work until Tuesday. From Tuesday and onward I worked with the game’s placeholders, fixing faulty assets that were the wrong size/didn’t look good and creating new placeholders from the Asset list. During that whole time, I also ran around helping everyone with technical and graphical issues.
As I […]

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Part 2: Fantastic Brushes and where to find them

Brushes. You are going to need them.
I have gathered some the best free Zbrush brushes there are. if you are an artist reading this, wanting to get into digital sculpting, then you should have these.
Most important – Aj brushes and Orb’s brushes.
For fun- Michael Dunnam XMD brushes.

About the brushes
Aj brushes are amazing for stylised realism and stylised work. I use these brushes everytime I sculpt environment assets. They can be found here: Link
Then there are the Orb brushes, from legendary Michael Vicente, […]

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Part 2: Fantastic Brushes and where to find them

Brushes. You are going to need them.
I have gathered some the best free Zbrush brushes there are. if you are an artist reading this, wanting to get into digital sculpting, then you should have these.
Most important – Aj brushes and Orb’s brushes.
For fun- Michael Dunnam XMD brushes.

About the brushes
Aj brushes are amazing for stylised realism and stylised work. I use these brushes everytime I sculpt environment assets. They can be found here: Link
Then there are the Orb brushes, from legendary Michael Vicente, […]

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Bug fixes and other sweets

This week have been a real blast. Last Friday we had the pre-alpha gametest and we got some feedback on the game. It were both which they told us through the survey and what we noticed when we watched them playing. Most of the was about speed and cameras, which most people felt it was okeyish (as it needed small fixes), but some others were about gameplay and stuff. People seemed like they didn’t know what they should do, objective and controls, as there was no […]

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Bug fixes and other sweets

This week have been a real blast. Last Friday we had the pre-alpha gametest and we got some feedback on the game. It were both which they told us through the survey and what we noticed when we watched them playing. Most of the was about speed and cameras, which most people felt it was okeyish (as it needed small fixes), but some others were about gameplay and stuff. People seemed like they didn’t know what they should do, objective and controls, as there was no […]

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BGP – Day 24

Animation
Ending the 4th week I spent the day with starting the final work on the animations, we had some troubles adding a bone to the characters rig and then merging that with the current Motionbuilder file. So instead of delaying my work any further I chose to start over, importing the character and all the takes. I also cleaned the last more ”Cinematic” motion capture data we recorded. So now they are all in Motionbuilder.
Another problem managed to occur, where […]

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BGP – Day 24

Animation
Ending the 4th week I spent the day with starting the final work on the animations, we had some troubles adding a bone to the characters rig and then merging that with the current Motionbuilder file. So instead of delaying my work any further I chose to start over, importing the character and all the takes. I also cleaned the last more ”Cinematic” motion capture data we recorded. So now they are all in Motionbuilder.
Another problem managed to occur, where […]

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The Best of WordPress.com in April

You’re off to a strong creative start in 2017! Here are a few recent updates and stories from the WordPress.com community in April that we wanted to share with you.
What’s new
This Year’s WordPress Default Theme, Twenty Seventeen, Is Now Available

“Great looking theme!” – Jason Thornberry
Independent Publisher 2 Is Here

The Independent Publisher theme has long been beloved for its simplicity and legibility, and we’re happy to announce that it has been improved, ever so slightly. Read […]

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The Best of WordPress.com in April

You’re off to a strong creative start in 2017! Here are a few recent updates and stories from the WordPress.com community in April that we wanted to share with you.
What’s new
This Year’s WordPress Default Theme, Twenty Seventeen, Is Now Available

“Great looking theme!” – Jason Thornberry
Independent Publisher 2 Is Here

The Independent Publisher theme has long been beloved for its simplicity and legibility, and we’re happy to announce that it has been improved, ever so slightly. Read […]

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Sound of Life – Sensors, Materials and Widgets

Hallo everyone! in this post I’m going to talk about the gameplay in Sound of Life and what we need to make it work. I’m also going to talk a bit about widgets in Unreal Engine 4 and how we are planing to use them.
Lets start by explaining our gameplay. You play as a rescue worker and your job is to place sensors to try to locate people that are trapped underground. So the First thing I had to was […]

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Sound of Life – Sensors, Materials and Widgets

Hallo everyone! in this post I’m going to talk about the gameplay in Sound of Life and what we need to make it work. I’m also going to talk a bit about widgets in Unreal Engine 4 and how we are planing to use them.
Lets start by explaining our gameplay. You play as a rescue worker and your job is to place sensors to try to locate people that are trapped underground. So the First thing I had to was […]

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Title screen and fireflies

Today I’ve been making a lot of particle effects. I downloaded the ”inferno” package from unity asset store and used those particle effects and changed them a bit so we could use them in our game. With that I learned more about particle effects and more specifically about spritesheets and particles, I didn’t know before how to use spritesheets in this way so it was a lot of useful informations and I like that I’ve learned something new!
With the new […]

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Title screen and fireflies

Today I’ve been making a lot of particle effects. I downloaded the ”inferno” package from unity asset store and used those particle effects and changed them a bit so we could use them in our game. With that I learned more about particle effects and more specifically about spritesheets and particles, I didn’t know before how to use spritesheets in this way so it was a lot of useful informations and I like that I’ve learned something new!
With the new […]

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Program: Graphics