StarDiver Development Blog

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Star Diving — Battles in a Star!

This week I’m working on two game modes. First up, star diving. As one could guess, stars will play a major storyline role in StarDiver. One of the main alien races call stars their home and you will slowly build up the technology to play with them on their home turf. Here is an early […]

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Final Touches on Gas Procedural Gas Giants

—– I’m back from Pax South. It was fun to meet some new devs. It was smaller than I expected, but being the first year it was a great start. It was indie heavy, so that was great to see. I’m back at it. I’m trying to finish up the procedural planet scripts today (or […]

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Atmospheric Scattering and Depth of Field

In an effort to make what looks good, look better, I worked out our planet shaders yesterday. We now have atmospheric scattering and a much better edge glow than before. I wasn’t using it before because I couldn’t sort out how to get color, specular color, and shininess added to the shader which was really […]

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Planetary Landing

Long day getting planet landing more polished. I’m pretty happy with how it is feeling w the drop ship movement, gravity, thrust, atmosphere, etc. Too many tweaks to list. I forgot to hookup the screen shaking when going fast enough through atmosphere for the heatfx. I had it disable for debugging something. oh well, not […]

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StarDiver Damage System Overview

This is a big week for me. I get to check of a buck-list item! I’ve always wanted to make a scifi game where ships weapons can literally split other ships in 1/2. It was an indirect path to get there, but we are now there! Initially, I thought I would be able to use […]

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Benev Zapper

I’ve been adding more ships and tweaking the engine system. Here is the Benev race ship w/ propulsion: View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/SatisfiedKindheartedIndianskimmer.gif. Next up, I’ve been working on weapon systems I can tweak heavily to use between multiple ship types while maintaining each ship feeling extremely different. The zapper weapon on the Benev ship […]

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Benev Zapper

I’ve been adding more ships and tweaking the engine system. Here is the Benev race ship w/ propulsion: View the gif directly: https://giant.gfycat.com/SatisfiedKindheartedIndianskimmer.gif. Next up, I’ve been working on weapon systems I can tweak heavily to use between multiple ship types while maintaining each ship feeling extremely different. The zapper weapon on the Benev ship […]

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Procedural Textures

So what is a procedural texture and why does it matter? Textures are simply images wrapped around a 3d object. Now think about a space game with hundreds of star systems with thousands of planets and even more thousands of moons. Either you have an insane amount of unique images wrapped around those spheres or […]

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