Game Engine Preview
by Joe Flood on 24 January 2014
Here's some progress - I have my C++ game engine running in both 3D and 2D modes, and I'm part-way through implementing a simple randomly-generated dungeon crawler game using it.
It's heavily reliant on Qt for now, but since I found out Qt's licensing rules are a little costly, I am in the process of weaning the engine off of it!
Anyways, I'll probably make a slightly more in-depth post another day about this but for now, enjoy a short video of my progress!
by Joe Flood on 11 December 2013
As you can see, we've given the site a bit of a facelift. We've replaced some fonts here and there, used a bit more of our orange key colour, and a few other smaller details.
It's only a small change but I think it makes the site a lot fresher looking!
std::cout << "Success!" << std::endl;
by Joe Flood on 19 October 2013
Finally taking the plunge and trying to learn C++, because:
- It improves job prospects for game developers
- It's ridiculously complex, and makes you think a lot more
- and I've always wanted to try!
And it's really fun! I must admit, I'm dipping into it slowly by using the Qt framework - but from there I could create a cross-platform game in C++ rather than Java and have it all running natively, while at the same time improving my coding ability and my job prospects...
No brainer, I'd say!
by Joe Flood on 12 October 2013
Finally getting somewhere cool with OpenGL - I've managed to conquer shaders (with Uniforms, Matrices, Samplers, and all the other madness that comes with them!)
So I went ahead and re-implemented glFog*() in GLSL, and then added a simple depth-of-field effect to it. All in all, it makes for a pretty spooky looking effect (see attachment!).
I have a really long way to go from here, but this is a pretty cool start and I'm excited to finally have something to share with you all! Stay tuned for hopefully some much more exciting screenshots to come!
Best. Site. Evar.
by Joe Flood on 09 September 2013
Finally getting this site off the ground - Dave
is now back in business and raring to go!
So that's the site now fully up and running, with secure areas locked down with user accounts, and with the JDRS system up and running for apps to connect to. Looking pretty cool! Now just to keep this blog current and to carry on working on new stuff for you guys!
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