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Lines and mushrooms

You may have heard me whining about lines and how difficult it is to find the right settings to get the lines that I want. Here’s a good example of lines that I like:   I used the default 5px brush in Photoshop with a hardness of 0% (I’m just writing this down for my own reference …

Get down with the Wookies!

Allright, here is some Wookie-love for you all!   I was waiting on a remote repair download for my family far, far away and that gave me the opportunity to do some nice practicing. I really like how it turned out! And, let’s face it – everyone loves the wookies! There’s a couple of movie references in …

Evening doodling

I need practice in drawing, lots of it. They say it takes 10.000 hours to become kind of good at something. I’m just making hours here, nothing special but I like drawing on my Cintiq 😉 Also, this must be a record – posting 2 days in a row!   Here, meet Gorgy, he’s great …

Wobbly lines in autumn

I have totally optimized the code for Carter right now, there are no garbage collecter issues anymore and the drawing of the background is now completely done by the hardware – which is nice (hardware instancing is awesome)! Now I have to get back to designing the game and drawing graphics for it! I also …

Picking it up again!

The summer so far has been quite wet and well….disappointing really, at least considering the weather that we were treated with. No worries though, because that means plenty of time for inhouse activities, like ehh…well….drawing, programming, research, optimizing code, checking out some new gadgets (yay WP7). All very useful and everything, but I still need …

Angry Birds Sand Sculpture

Completely in tune with my game-development activities, me and my sandsculpting team did a sand sculpture of the Angry Birds game! How cool is that?  

New baddy for Carter Jones

The last couple of weeks I have been busy optimizing my code, there was some heavy Garbage Collection going on, also my game-loop could use some improving so that’s what I did. There are still some memory leaks but the big issues have been resolved. Meanwhile, I have drawn another baddy for your destroying pleasure: I …

Dream Build Play 2011

The Dream Build Play deadline passed on june 14 and I was just in time to submit my entry: The Carter Jones Adventures!  I wish I would have had just a couple of days more….it would have been so much better! Such is the life of a developer, from Party poker to Super Meat Boy …

Carter Jones Movie page

Here, I will collect and show all the movies related to my XBLIG game: The Carter Jones Adventures! Here’s a movie of actual gameplay for a couple of minutes: [youtube:IhVWrvO5iXM] Here’s my first take at recording some gameplay using frapps in trial mode, just testing if and how it would work: [youtube:1tK37YzxOIE]  

Screenshots

I’ll be updating this entry over the course of next week with more screenshots. As the DBP 2011 is closing on the 14th of june some progress might be expected! And here we have an image of an endboss! The tentacles are moving in the game and were also made with my procedural animation script for …

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