Lost In Space: Game Dev Update – Now on GitHub & More!

Oops! So I forgot to hit "Publish" on Friday. So a lot of this stuff is completely out of date. My bad.  Another week has passed since I wrote my last game development blog for my hobby project, Lost In Space, so I thought it'd be a good idea to write another! Let's dive in! What's New! Not much has changed aesthetically, however I made the production of the game a lot smoother. To get started, I just started using Git/GitHub for version control. For the longest time, I never took the time to learn how to use version control properly and how to get it to work with Unity. However, I ended up finding out how to get it all setup and I'm really excited that I finally have version control for this, and all my current and future projects. If you want to check out the GitHub repo…

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Lost in Space: Game Development Update – 6/3/14

For the past few weeks I've been working on a small iPhone/iPad game called Lost in Space. In the game, you control an astronaut who has disconnected from their spaceship and is now flying through the infiniteness of space. You dodge asteroids, collect power-ups and try to see how far you can get before the inevitable happens. I had the idea for this game after watching the movie Gravity many months back, however I just haven't had the time to sit down and make the game. I thought the idea of an untethered astronaut could make a great infinite runner. Current Progress: Alpha As of right now, I am about 20 hours or so into the project. I've been tracking my progress through a modified version of a burndown chart, made for tracking just myself and the entire project at once instead of on a weekly basis. For more on…

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2013 Recap – One Hell of a Year!

2013 has been one crazy ride. I honestly am surprised how quickly it went by and what happened this year. Easily said, it's been one hell of a year for me (and I'm sure many other people too). Compared to previous years, I've done so much in what seems like a little amount of time. I've released not one, but two successful games on the iOS and Android platforms, attended three awesome gaming conventions/events, worked on countless side projects and started a brand new company on the side, and I've also made a ton of great new friends. I'm surprised I have time to sleep! Global Game Jam (January) Global Game Jam was my second game jam competition I have ever participated in. I did it with two of my teammates from Play Nimbus, Mike and Adam. We worked on a game called Paranoia, which ultimately is a simple puzzle…

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Ludum Dare 28: Tumbling Towers – A Small Post Mortem

It's done. I completed my first ever Ludum Dare project. Over the course of roughly 48 hours, with the help of caffeine and little amounts of sleep, I finished a new game jam project, Tumbling Towers. Over that small course of 48 hours, I logged my progress through a variety of development blogs on the Ludum Dare site, YouTube videos and an entire stream on Twitch.TV. Here's a quick recap: What is Tumbling Towers? Tumbling Towers is a physics based, tower building game where you must build the tallest tower you can using only one type of material. There are three materials in the game: Wood, Ice and Stone. Each of the materials has their own attributes. Wood is very average, Ice is the lightest, but is a little bouncy and has zero friction (so it will slide on the slightest slant), and Stone is very heavy and falls very…

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Guest Blog & Interview: 100 Percent Indie – Student Team Play Nimbus Has The Wobbles

Back in August I did an interview with 100 Percent Indie about my game, Wobbles. I somehow didn't catch it when it went up, thus I didn't share it. During the interview, I talked about how we got formed as a team, the game development process, and much more. Head on over to 100PercentIndie.com to check out the interview! 

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No Man’s Sky Trailer Breakdown

When No Man's Sky was revealed last night at the VGX's, everyone instantly became excited for the game. Because of this, I decided to breakdown the trailer and find anything we may have missed while watching the trailer. Check out the trailer breakdown above and talk about the game in the comments below!  

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Unity Side Projects: Campfire Scene

Last night, I decided to mess around with Unity 3D for about an hour and create an environmental scene. I ended up making a nice little campfire scene, complete with particle effects and shadows! As a quick note, I didn't make any of the assets, you can thank the Unity Asset Store for that! I did this primarily to create a 3D environment after being accustomed to making 2D games for the longest time in Unity. This scene ultimately taught me a bit about the terrain editor, objects, lighting, and also made get a feel for that Z axis again, haha. After doing this quick side project, I plan on doing one every week or so, just to keep improving my skills and staying focused with Unity and environment/level design. You can keep up to date with all my side projects here, and all my environment and level designs here.…

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In App Purchases: Why I Have No Problem With Them

We live in a different gaming industry compared to what we had  many, many years ago. Back in the day, there was no such thing as "downloadable content," there were expansion packs that you bought at the store. There also was nothing that you could buy to supplement your gameplay experience, but there were cheat codes. Nowadays, extra content and supplements are usually found in the form of in app purchases in games. Many developers, notably Zygna, noticed the power of IAP's early on with their Facebook and mobile games, and many other developers have followed suit and have added them in their games. While they typically are a huge success for developers, many gamers find them insulting and have thoughts against the in app purchases. Personally, I have no problems with them. However, I am not everyone. As one person, I do not represent the entire gaming community. I…

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