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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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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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Blowing Chunks…

Long day of struggle. I was happy, a few hours, to get the damage decals working, then of course I wanted to break a ship in half. I recall messing with a mesh splitter for unity some time ago so I started playing w it. It didn’t work at all for planes/quads. Found TurboSplitter on […]

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Blowing Chunks…

Long day of struggle. I was happy, a few hours, to get the damage decals working, then of course I wanted to break a ship in half. I recall messing with a mesh splitter for unity some time ago so I started playing w it. It didn’t work at all for planes/quads. Found TurboSplitter on […]

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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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Salrith Punching Through

Ok… finally some hard work paid off. All the time I spent making a flexible engine propulsion system allowed me to make some pretty cool engines for the Lipoc and now the Salrith. Now I REALLY can’t wait to get the damage system in there and watch the salrith ship punch through the middle of […]

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Veelow

Another animation has taken form as we get a little more familiar with the new animation tools. We may revisit this scene and bring the background to life a little, but we are pretty happy with the rigging system now. It is relatively efficient to get a character rigged and animated now. I look forward […]

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Khaodra

Khaodra Video Clip

Per our previous posts, we’ve been working with new animation tools to bring our alines to life. Here is a mostly finished idle animation for the Khaodra race:    

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