Yearly Archives: 2017

Causality

Hi I’m the producer and lead AI programmer on team Yggdrasil that is currently developing the game Causality.
 
Our goal with this project was to create a vertical slice, a demo if you will of what our game would be about showing of our core mechanics against a single boss fight.
We wanted it to be cool, fluid and challenging, forcing the player to find patterns and recognise different ques in order to overcome and defeat the boss.
 
This meant for us to […]

Program: Game Design

Causality

Hi I’m the producer and lead AI programmer on team Yggdrasil that is currently developing the game Causality.
 
Our goal with this project was to create a vertical slice, a demo if you will of what our game would be about showing of our core mechanics against a single boss fight.
We wanted it to be cool, fluid and challenging, forcing the player to find patterns and recognise different ques in order to overcome and defeat the boss.
 
This meant for us to […]

Program: Game Design

Modularity – Building a city

Back to the writing! It’s been a crazy journey so far.
In this post I thought I would talk a little about working with a modular environment and how that can help the production. This is something that was comepletely new to us when the project started and that we had to work on by ourselves in order to learn the does and don’ts.
Our game takes place in parts of a bombed city, which means that a lot of buildings are […]

Program: Graphics

Modularity – Building a city

Back to the writing! It’s been a crazy journey so far.
In this post I thought I would talk a little about working with a modular environment and how that can help the production. This is something that was comepletely new to us when the project started and that we had to work on by ourselves in order to learn the does and don’ts.
Our game takes place in parts of a bombed city, which means that a lot of buildings are […]

Program: Graphics

Veckoreflektion V.9 Fast Gear

Under denna vecka har vi arbetat med att implementera de sista mekanikerna, fixat menyer och loading screens. Dessa mekaniker innefattar rubberbanding och positionssytem för finish line.
Rubberbanding innebär att om spelaren är framför AI-bilarna så ökar AI:ns hastighet för att göra loppet intressant och dynamiskt. Det gjordes med hjälp av de checkpointsystem vi implementerade förra veckan. Funktionen som gjordes jämför spelarens checkpoint mot alla olika AI-bilar. Alltså kollar funktionen vilken checkpoint respektive bil är på och utifrån det så ändras hastigheten. Detsamma […]

Program: Programming

Veckoreflektion V.9 Fast Gear

Under denna vecka har vi arbetat med att implementera de sista mekanikerna, fixat menyer och loading screens. Dessa mekaniker innefattar rubberbanding och positionssytem för finish line.
Rubberbanding innebär att om spelaren är framför AI-bilarna så ökar AI:ns hastighet för att göra loppet intressant och dynamiskt. Det gjordes med hjälp av de checkpointsystem vi implementerade förra veckan. Funktionen som gjordes jämför spelarens checkpoint mot alla olika AI-bilar. Alltså kollar funktionen vilken checkpoint respektive bil är på och utifrån det så ändras hastigheten. Detsamma […]

Program: Programming

Fast Gear – Week 9

So this is the final week. I have been working on some different things throughout the week. I have tried to balance the sounds better. Mostly we have worked on getting the positions of the cars in-game. We can now differentiate the cars in the race and see who is first, seconds, third and fourth. This was supposed to be done earlier but we ran into some issues with the code and we have been trying to figure it out […]

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Fast Gear – Week 9

So this is the final week. I have been working on some different things throughout the week. I have tried to balance the sounds better. Mostly we have worked on getting the positions of the cars in-game. We can now differentiate the cars in the race and see who is first, seconds, third and fourth. This was supposed to be done earlier but we ran into some issues with the code and we have been trying to figure it out […]

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Program: Programming

BGP 2017 Fast Gear: Wrapping up

 
This project is nearing its end and the game is getting its last finishing touches in preparation for this years Gotland Game Conference happening at Sunday here at campus. This week I or rather, all three of us graphical artists in the team haven’t had much to do more than doing some polishing like filling out empty spots on at the side of the track environment. Other than that it’s more or less more for the programmers in our team to […]

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BGP 2017 Fast Gear: Wrapping up

 
This project is nearing its end and the game is getting its last finishing touches in preparation for this years Gotland Game Conference happening at Sunday here at campus. This week I or rather, all three of us graphical artists in the team haven’t had much to do more than doing some polishing like filling out empty spots on at the side of the track environment. Other than that it’s more or less more for the programmers in our team to […]

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Sound of Life – More Sequences

Hallo Everyone!
I’m back and our game “Sound of life” has started taking shape! We have been working hard for a couple of weeks now and it feels good that we are getting somewhere. But let’s start talking about what I have been doing.
I have continued my work on sequences by adding more more of them, one for every survivor and I also added a end sequences. The new digging sequences are similar to the actress sequence, Tracks, fade and spawning […]

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Sound of Life – More Sequences

Hallo Everyone!
I’m back and our game “Sound of life” has started taking shape! We have been working hard for a couple of weeks now and it feels good that we are getting somewhere. But let’s start talking about what I have been doing.
I have continued my work on sequences by adding more more of them, one for every survivor and I also added a end sequences. The new digging sequences are similar to the actress sequence, Tracks, fade and spawning […]

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Program: Programming

BGP: Refracted Fate – The End

Hi everyone!
This will be my last blog post (at least for now) on Refracted Fate!
Tomorrow we will be showcasing our game at Gotland Game Conference(GGC) so we have been fixing a lot of trivial things towards it (and still kind of are!)
I must say the production of the game have been a lot of fun and I have learned everything from creating physics based pickup system to using streaming level to avoid level loading.
I’m not sure what I want to […]

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BGP: Refracted Fate – The End

Hi everyone!
This will be my last blog post (at least for now) on Refracted Fate!
Tomorrow we will be showcasing our game at Gotland Game Conference(GGC) so we have been fixing a lot of trivial things towards it (and still kind of are!)
I must say the production of the game have been a lot of fun and I have learned everything from creating physics based pickup system to using streaming level to avoid level loading.
I’m not sure what I want to […]

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Program: Programming

Something over the horizon

Why, hi there!
Gotland Game Conference 2017 is just around the corner and you can feel it; almost taste it. This week, overall polish has been on the menu. One larger change in the level is the outlook of the second half of one of the areas. All areas in the game have different looks and this specific area is school-themed. Like the other parts of the game, it has been modeled and remodeled again and again. To be frank, I […]

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Program: Graphics

Something over the horizon

Why, hi there!
Gotland Game Conference 2017 is just around the corner and you can feel it; almost taste it. This week, overall polish has been on the menu. One larger change in the level is the outlook of the second half of one of the areas. All areas in the game have different looks and this specific area is school-themed. Like the other parts of the game, it has been modeled and remodeled again and again. To be frank, I […]

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Program: Graphics

Eyes Align – Devlog 1

When making a futuristic game about space, you can’t just have aliens, fancy weapons and spaceships, but you also need cool sound effects to help your high-tech world come to life. And for this devlog I’m going to show how simple it is to design a laser blast from a space gun using a synthesizer.
The laser blast effect I made for our game Eyes Align, I used Native Instruments’ VST plug in FM8 as it handles frequency modulation very […]

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Eyes Align – Devlog 1

When making a futuristic game about space, you can’t just have aliens, fancy weapons and spaceships, but you also need cool sound effects to help your high-tech world come to life. And for this devlog I’m going to show how simple it is to design a laser blast from a space gun using a synthesizer.
The laser blast effect I made for our game Eyes Align, I used Native Instruments’ VST plug in FM8 as it handles frequency modulation very […]

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Refracted Fate: Tools in Color

While I got everything into a confused mess as several windows closed or disappeared yesterday, I managed to find where you reset the hud in 3D Coat.
And as such, the tools are finished, in full color with metal and rubber materials.



I’ll update again tomorrow about some thoughts on the project as a whole and the day after with how it went during GGC.

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Program: Graphics

Refracted Fate: Tools in Color

While I got everything into a confused mess as several windows closed or disappeared yesterday, I managed to find where you reset the hud in 3D Coat.
And as such, the tools are finished, in full color with metal and rubber materials.



I’ll update again tomorrow about some thoughts on the project as a whole and the day after with how it went during GGC.

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Program: Graphics

Week 7-8 : The final touches

This is polish week and almost all of what we have logged as artifacts is now within the game itself. What this boils down to is that at the moment no new systems are added, but  tweaked, updated or made to shine just a bit more (sometimes literally).
What then could there be to discuss? Quite a bit, as those tweaks tend to be what takes a game from being acceptable to being either great or awful.
For instance this week we […]

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Week 7-8 : The final touches

This is polish week and almost all of what we have logged as artifacts is now within the game itself. What this boils down to is that at the moment no new systems are added, but  tweaked, updated or made to shine just a bit more (sometimes literally).
What then could there be to discuss? Quite a bit, as those tweaks tend to be what takes a game from being acceptable to being either great or awful.
For instance this week we […]

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Program: Programming

BGP Bloggpost 5

Once I was done with the rigging and the skinning of the boss model, I could finally start with the animations for the boss and player character. Since I made our player character in a previous course, 3DIII, I did not have to model, skin or rig that character, this was already done. I also took the course “Motion Capture” before BGP, in which we got to do animation takes. Since this was a very good opportunity for us to […]

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BGP Bloggpost 5

Once I was done with the rigging and the skinning of the boss model, I could finally start with the animations for the boss and player character. Since I made our player character in a previous course, 3DIII, I did not have to model, skin or rig that character, this was already done. I also took the course “Motion Capture” before BGP, in which we got to do animation takes. Since this was a very good opportunity for us to […]

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Program: Game Design