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3D Graphical Applications

  The following is a list of most of the available 3D applications, links to their websites, current MSRP and a link to the downloadable version if available.  If I have missed any applications, please email me at [email protected] and I will rectify that.       Autodesk 3ds Max The program most often used […]

List of tools used

I have published up a list of tools used/to be used, both for creating the game and for authoring the website.  In a few cases, tools that are just bloody useful in general are listed.  This is very much a live document, so I will be adding to it as time goes on.  Each program […]

A blast from the past

In a recent forum conversation, it was brought to my attention a previous work of mine was now unavailable online.  You see, when XNA was a new technology I started writing a free book on the subject, working with the release candidate.  In the end I wrote 4 chapters, then Microsoft released XNA 1 and […]

About the Mec…. er Giant Piloted Robots

  Hmmmm, really need to settle on a name for the bipedal robotic characters that isn’t Mech/Mecha soon just to ease these conversations! Not my most creative day so I’ll just go with GPR now.   Anyways, the GPR is very much fundamental to the game.  One of my favorite things about Autoduel and Mechwarrior […]

About the Mec…. er Giant Piloted Robots

  Hmmmm, really need to settle on a name for the bipedal robotic characters that isn’t Mech/Mecha soon just to ease these conversations! Not my most creative day so I’ll just go with GPR now.   Anyways, the GPR is very much fundamental to the game.  One of my favorite things about Autoduel and Mechwarrior […]

When head meets wall…

So, choosing Blender for my art pipeline has some very big upsides, and a couple massive downsides.   Amongst the biggest downsides is that Blender is in the midst of a very long move from 2.4x to 2.5x, which means you are effectively using beta software in production.  Frankly, the 2.5x branch is probably as […]

Because full price is for suckers

I just received the following email and thought I would pass it on.  I’ve received a few of these offers, so if you are looking to purchase in the future, wait for the next promo.   Greetings, At Unity, we love games and want to see your game on mobile devices. To help get your […]

New Blender Release

So, I am a bit late to the party as this was actually announced on the 22nd, but the newest version of Blender, 2.57a has been released.  As Blender is one of the primary tools we will be using to create our game even a minor bug fix release is important.  A full list of […]

What's different between versions?

  So, in its relatively short lifespan Android has seen a 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 2.0/2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and most recently 3.0 release.  As a developer, you need to decided which of these to target and which of these to ignore.  In many ways, if you are using Unity or another engine it makes the decision […]

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