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Dagger – Finally Done!

So I finally took the time to complete the dagger I started on a long while back before being interrupted by christmas and the artwar contest among other things. Anyway here it is!

Blade of Eternal hemorrage by cobrabird on Sketchfab

I do think that my colour skills are improving, as well as my skills in the handpainted style, but I […]

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Program: Graphics

Dagger – Finally Done!

So I finally took the time to complete the dagger I started on a long while back before being interrupted by christmas and the artwar contest among other things. Anyway here it is!

Blade of Eternal hemorrage by cobrabird on Sketchfab

I do think that my colour skills are improving, as well as my skills in the handpainted style, but I […]

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Program: Graphics

Hearing the Call

This is something that I have been working on in my spare time for a while now, and I think I am about ready to call it done. With this I mostly wanted to work on my colour skills and apply some of the ideas and techniques that I learnt while working on my sword and dagger that I made previously. (Finished pics of the dagger will be coming up in a near future)

What I wanted […]

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Program: Graphics

Hearing the Call

This is something that I have been working on in my spare time for a while now, and I think I am about ready to call it done. With this I mostly wanted to work on my colour skills and apply some of the ideas and techniques that I learnt while working on my sword and dagger that I made previously. (Finished pics of the dagger will be coming up in a near future)

What I wanted […]

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Program: Graphics

Design Thoughts: Playtesting Thoughts

Was at a playtesting event for projects today and it was amazing seeing how good people are at making games.
First year students making 3d Mech combat games, communication games where you have to navigate a smuggler ship together through mazes, a frog that inflates and deflates itself and just many, many more things.
Second years doing innovative racing and turn based strategy games, games about digging out people from bomb debris as well as a game where you have to solve […]

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Program: Graphics

Design Thoughts: Playtesting Thoughts

Was at a playtesting event for projects today and it was amazing seeing how good people are at making games.
First year students making 3d Mech combat games, communication games where you have to navigate a smuggler ship together through mazes, a frog that inflates and deflates itself and just many, many more things.
Second years doing innovative racing and turn based strategy games, games about digging out people from bomb debris as well as a game where you have to solve […]

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Program: Graphics

Keeping the distance

There has been a long weekend but I have implemented a distance check. This will also be the firing range later on. It was really simple. It is an new integer member of tank’s base class Agent. I call it distanceUnits. I just assign it the number two for now. When I search the path from the behavior tree, I also fill the tank’s path list. The path finding algorithm fills its own path list by adding the goal node and […]

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Keeping the distance

There has been a long weekend but I have implemented a distance check. This will also be the firing range later on. It was really simple. It is an new integer member of tank’s base class Agent. I call it distanceUnits. I just assign it the number two for now. When I search the path from the behavior tree, I also fill the tank’s path list. The path finding algorithm fills its own path list by adding the goal node and […]

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Program: Programming

Design Thoughts: When are you done?

Just gonna make a small post about some thoughts I had today, when is a game done? when is that idea done? When is the creative process over?
The more I play around with this though I have started to understand that it is never over, I create new game ideas daily, but they rarely ever get to  a prototyping stage, rarely ever more then a what if?

But when the thoughts actually materialize into something and you start working on it, […]

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Program: Graphics

Design Thoughts: When are you done?

Just gonna make a small post about some thoughts I had today, when is a game done? when is that idea done? When is the creative process over?
The more I play around with this though I have started to understand that it is never over, I create new game ideas daily, but they rarely ever get to  a prototyping stage, rarely ever more then a what if?

But when the thoughts actually materialize into something and you start working on it, […]

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Program: Graphics

What next?

As the title suggests, I am not sure what to do next. Let me try to see what I want to have.

three different characters for each team. They are a tank, a long range shooter and a close combat unit.
Tank moves slowly and has a lot of hp. Fires slowly but powerfully.
The long range shooter fires from a long distance, powerful shots and low hp.
The close combat unit moves quickly, hits hard and has more hp than the long range […]

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Program: Programming

What next?

As the title suggests, I am not sure what to do next. Let me try to see what I want to have.

three different characters for each team. They are a tank, a long range shooter and a close combat unit.
Tank moves slowly and has a lot of hp. Fires slowly but powerfully.
The long range shooter fires from a long distance, powerful shots and low hp.
The close combat unit moves quickly, hits hard and has more hp than the long range […]

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Program: Programming

Design Thoughts: Cards in State of Wonder

Hello and Welcome to Design by Night where we will discuss cards for the Game State of Wonder that I’m working on at the moment.
What is State of Wonder?
State of Wonder is a card game, where you play as the leader of a city state and the cards you play represent the culture of the people you lead, are they powerful warriors, smart saboteurs or master builder and economists? This is all represented by the cards that you put in […]

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Program: Graphics

Design Thoughts: Cards in State of Wonder

Hello and Welcome to Design by Night where we will discuss cards for the Game State of Wonder that I’m working on at the moment.
What is State of Wonder?
State of Wonder is a card game, where you play as the leader of a city state and the cards you play represent the culture of the people you lead, are they powerful warriors, smart saboteurs or master builder and economists? This is all represented by the cards that you put in […]

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Program: Graphics

Multiple Tanks

I’ve got the two tanks now. One is a member of team green and the other is a member of team red. They both walk to different locations and both use the same BT.
There where a few problems but nothing extreme. The following picture will be the last picture of the game world with the nodes drawn. I add this picture as a demonstration of my success in adding another entity and have it use the BT itself.
The picture above […]

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Multiple Tanks

I’ve got the two tanks now. One is a member of team green and the other is a member of team red. They both walk to different locations and both use the same BT.
There where a few problems but nothing extreme. The following picture will be the last picture of the game world with the nodes drawn. I add this picture as a demonstration of my success in adding another entity and have it use the BT itself.
The picture above […]

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Program: Programming

Next step

Ok so I have the first BT. To remind you: Check the agent’s arrived at base status. if false the node SUCCEEDS. Yes, simply because if it would return failure or running, the sequence would fail. Then check to see if the base is on a tile which is walkable. Next node in the sequence is finding the closest path to the base AND makes the tank go there.
I do not know if I should split that up, it is […]

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Next step

Ok so I have the first BT. To remind you: Check the agent’s arrived at base status. if false the node SUCCEEDS. Yes, simply because if it would return failure or running, the sequence would fail. Then check to see if the base is on a tile which is walkable. Next node in the sequence is finding the closest path to the base AND makes the tank go there.
I do not know if I should split that up, it is […]

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Program: Programming

#include from hell ( BTSK )

Update:
I have come back from a few days (5-8 h/day) of chasing the root #include of the infamous circular dependency loop. I am shaken but my morale is high.
I had a wonderful idea; I was going to make a “BlackBoard” class. It was supposed to have the ability to collect data and enable the path finding alghoritm…
Before I dig into the idea I need to give you a little backstory; I have a class made up in a hurry only […]

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Program: Programming

#include from hell ( BTSK )

Update:
I have come back from a few days (5-8 h/day) of chasing the root #include of the infamous circular dependency loop. I am shaken but my morale is high.
I had a wonderful idea; I was going to make a “BlackBoard” class. It was supposed to have the ability to collect data and enable the path finding alghoritm…
Before I dig into the idea I need to give you a little backstory; I have a class made up in a hurry only […]

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Program: Programming

Centaur Animation test

I have been playing around with animations on my centaur a bit, it turns out to be every bit as tricky as I thought it would (perhaps more). The hair is not skinned. the rest has only default skin and only half the body has a control rig, but I am messing around trying to figure out how to go about this. At the moment it is looking truly beautiful, but at least it is going […]

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Program: Graphics

Centaur Animation test

I have been playing around with animations on my centaur a bit, it turns out to be every bit as tricky as I thought it would (perhaps more). The hair is not skinned. the rest has only default skin and only half the body has a control rig, but I am messing around trying to figure out how to go about this. At the moment it is looking truly beautiful, but at least it is going […]

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Program: Graphics

Design Thoughts: Until We Tear Us Apart

Hey Again. Today I’m going to talk about some Design Thoughts I’ve had over the last week and something I’ve wanted to put on paper but I’ve unfortunately not have the time to make it concise and make a design document for it. But I’ve got this blog for these times, where I can write down my thoughts on a design and scribble some ideas down.
The Idea right now is a continuation of an idea I had years ago, A […]

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Program: Graphics

Design Thoughts: Until We Tear Us Apart

Hey Again. Today I’m going to talk about some Design Thoughts I’ve had over the last week and something I’ve wanted to put on paper but I’ve unfortunately not have the time to make it concise and make a design document for it. But I’ve got this blog for these times, where I can write down my thoughts on a design and scribble some ideas down.
The Idea right now is a continuation of an idea I had years ago, A […]

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Program: Graphics