Dragonfreak

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  1. Promoting your Game

    This sounds really awesome and very motivating to continue building games & update them!
  2. Spinguins - The Invasion of the Snowmen

    Uploaded a quick hotfix, i left 1 debugging feature in and 1 text pop-up didn't show ^^ Thanks for the awesome comments guys
  3. A bit about me & My winter tournament entry

    Sorry, i totally missed this (didn't get any notifications ) In fact it's done and just uploaded it!
  4. It's finally done! You can find it here on the workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=843127624 And now i'm going to share a bit about the progress of the last few weeks, stick around if you like I'm so glad i made it in time, there were still a few "optional" things i would've loved to add (like a final boss wave) but due some in real complications (losing my phone..) and overal internship time consumption i still managed to get quite a game here! I am pretty proud of it too, might sound silly for such small game but it's my second game that i marked as "complete"! Also special thanks to my wife for creating all the model textures & GUI textures! For both me and my wife it was the first time we actual worked with 3D models (creating them from scratch and texturing them from scratch) this was quite a cool experience, i'm really glad with the results and i got more experienced in the tools i can use to make things look nice without too much complications. I personally think the cartoon-ish style was a great start for the modeling / texturing matter as this are my first proper game models that i build from scratch like mentioned above. I did have a small glimpse and trying to add bones, but i personally left it aside for now as i didn't really need them and i wanted to invest my time more in the game to reach the finish line. Overal in general, the progression went smooth (sometimes a stupid mistake like uppercase instead of lowercase.. You know the deal hehe), this was also my first time actual creating a wave system which i enjoyed a lot! I must say, tweaking & balancing each wave was harder then i honestly expected at first but i think i found quite a balance I don't really know what more to add haha, perhaps writting this after a day programming session wasn't the best idea. Thanks for reading and i hope you guys enjoy the game as much as i did creating it!
  5. Does anyone know what specific world time the winter tournament ends? Had a few bumpy irl issues that came in my way of my game progress

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    2. Dragonfreak

      Dragonfreak

      And yeah have been thinking to upload it already and update it later (which i'll do eventually) it's just that there isn't a playable state yet

    3. Rick

      Rick

      It's been end of day on tourney end. You should have more than 9 hours then.

    4. Rick

      Rick

      It's been end of day on tourney end. You should have more than 9 hours then.

  6. Need help regarding a tiny shader modify

    ... i.. erm.. Yeah.. Good point xD i totally forgot about that lol, thanks for pointing that out haha. Originally my plans changed to leave it all out because i was messing around too much, but right now i'm reconsidering it again!
  7. So, during the progress of developing the game for the tournament, i came to the conclusion i had no explosion effects yet. So, i went on to create some "effects" To keep it short, i got a shader that uses "SetVec2" to set the "zoom" (size of 1 frame) and the coords of 1 frame. This is all cool and stuff.. If it's only for 1 sprite lol, now i'm really new to shaders and they really confuse me at the moment.. But considering how much time there is left i hope someone could help me out here. After some googling / forum searching it came to my understanding you could use the "setcolor" to make individual settings for each sprite! If someone could possible help me that would be really great The current shader that i'm using #version 400 #define BFN_ENABLED 1 //Uniforms uniform sampler2D texture0;//diffuse map uniform samplerCube texture15;//BFN map uniform vec4 materialcolorspecular; uniform vec4 lighting_ambient; uniform int decalmode; uniform float materialroughness; uniform vec2 uvcoords = vec2(0.047,0.33); uniform vec2 zoom = vec2(21,3); //Lighting uniform vec3 lightdirection[4]; uniform vec4 lightcolor[4]; uniform vec4 lightposition[4]; uniform float lightrange[4]; uniform vec3 lightingcenter[4]; uniform vec2 lightingconeanglescos[4]; uniform vec4 lightspecular[4]; uniform vec4 clipplane0 = vec4(0.0); //Inputs in vec2 ex_texcoords0; in vec4 ex_color; in float ex_selectionstate; in vec3 ex_VertexCameraPosition; in vec3 ex_normal; in vec3 ex_tangent; in vec3 ex_binormal; in float clipdistance0; out vec4 fragData0; out vec4 fragData1; out vec4 fragData2; out vec4 fragData3; void main(void) { //Clip plane discard if (clipdistance0>0.0) discard; vec4 outcolor = ex_color; vec4 color_specular = materialcolorspecular; vec3 normal = ex_normal; //Modulate blend with diffuse map outcolor *= texture(texture0,ex_texcoords0/zoom+uvcoords); if (outcolor.a<0.5) discard; //Blend with selection color if selected fragData0 = outcolor;// * (1.0-ex_selectionstate) + ex_selectionstate * (outcolor*0.5+vec4(0.5,0.0,0.0,0.0)); #if BFN_ENABLED==1 //Best-fit normals fragData1 = texture(texture15,normalize(vec3(normal.x,-normal.y,normal.z))); #else //Low-res normals fragData1 = vec4(normalize(normal)*0.5+0.5,1.0); #endif float specular = materialcolorspecular.r * 0.299 + materialcolorspecular.g * 0.587 + materialcolorspecular.b * 0.114; int materialflags=1; if (ex_selectionstate>0.0) materialflags += 2; if (decalmode==1) materialflags += 4;//brush if (decalmode==2) materialflags += 8;//model if (decalmode==4) materialflags += 16;//terrain if (materialroughness>=0.5) { materialflags += 32; if (materialroughness>=0.75) materialflags += 64; } else { if (materialroughness>=0.25) materialflags += 64; } fragData1.a = materialflags/255.0; fragData2 = vec4(0.0,0.0,0.0,specular); }
  8. Question regarding the new GUI function

    Ah oke Fair enough! Then i'll mess around with some different ways of showing health. Thanks for letting me know!
  9. First off: Happy new year everyone! I hope everyone had a blast So after all the holiday and getting my new PC madness joy (before i had about 5 year old laptop i was working on that was really on the edge of dying (Either by itself or by me of frustation)) I finally got back around to continue on my Spinguins game (speeding up the progress to catch up with the time i lost) and my main question is now, due noticing the "GUI" folder which i thought wasn't fully released yet; How can i start of doing this? My most question goes towards the "ProgressBar.lua" as i would love to use that as a health bar in my game! I did try a bit of fiddling but the results was just a plain black screen with a tiny progressbar in the left top corner So i hoped someone could help me out here
  10. A bit about me & My winter tournament entry

    Fixed a few typos (Thanks to my wife for pointing those out)
  11. Hello everyone! This is my very first blog ever and hopefully it's all readable! So, lemme introduce myself a bit I'm Dragonfreak and my real name is Dion, i'm still pretty new to this community. (joined late spring if i recall correctly) I study gamedevelopment, i'm in my last year (Due some school issues it took 1 year longer than intended) i already passed my exams thanks to this awesome engine! (I keep recommending it to anyone that ask for a good engine) Currently i'm in my 5th week of my final internship, as soon i'm done here i will have my diploma and will be an official game-developer Ofcourse i have been poking around here and there on the forums and i have joined last Summer Tournament with my exam entry; Realm of the Lamb. Now, to get to the point of why i wanted to make this blog: My winter tournament game! I have been struggling ever since i got noted about the tournament, to come up with an idea.. Unlike my last summer entry, i wanted to have an actual fitting theme with the tournament! So i would be looking at something with snow, winter, cold, hot chocolate, ect.. But i wanted to give it a bit of my own twist in it.. So i came up with Space! Boy, do i love space After brainstorming and bugging my wife and a friend, we came down to this little story: My friend spammed me with all kind of wintery stuff, he came to a point he said "Evil snowman", this was as first a bit of a joke of his random train of thoughts. But then he said "Seriously tho, i want a game with evil snowmen, i don't care how or when. I want one." so this is where the first "idea" came from that will be added to the puzzle later. When i asked my wife for some good ideas, she asked me "Why space? Why not penguins?" So i was like: Well.. Cus space! And why not both? And this is where the idea was born, my wife said: Cute little penguins in spaceships shooting snowballs GENIUS! Loving it! I added the idea of my friend; Against evil snowmen! I could already imagine it all! So, finally to the point of the actual game (Sorry it took a while haha) which has the following name: Spinguins - The Invasion of the Snowmen Space penguins! Who doesn't love em right? Fighting against some evil snowman? Bring it on! The full game idea is still in development, like what kind of mode it'll be and that kind of things.. But the main idea is there! You're a little penguin, shooting snowballs against evil snowmen in UFO's (thanks to another dear friend mentioning it today). I guess the story could evolve from the idea that the home planet of the spinguins are being attacked by these evil snowmen in UFO's and that you're going to be the saviour of your planet. So for what kind of theme do i want to go with the models & feeling of the game? Something serious? Something just plain stupid? I have been kinda brainstorming about this aswell but already quite fast i got the idea to make it a bit Cartoony-ish.This especially embraces the idea of my wife: Cute penguins in a cute compact spaceship. I think i'll finally round up this blog post haha, it got quite longer then i expected.. Like, way longer! I'll try to keep some updates on my progress of the game! Currently i have been mostly doing modeling work because as mentioned above; I'm currently still having internship atleast 4 days in the week, so i don't have all the time of the world in my hands right now. Tho, in the process of modeling these things i became more quicker and handy in doing so which resulted in better models & cutting the time it takes by atleast 50%! I'll end this post with a few "Sneak peek" screenshots of what i have currently. For anyone also interested; I have a trello page which i'll use to keep track of my progress and my current worked on piece of my game. https://trello.com/b/mT1jv1zi/spinguins-the-invasion-of-the-snowmen Thanks for reading this quite large post! You're awesome, here have a cookie Pictures: Quick note: Textures are not final at all, sometimes i just added some to have a better vision on how it's shaping out - How it all started - It gots some arms! - Gave it a face - And a little cute scarf to top it off (this is not the final result, i keep that hidden for when it gets released) There are 2 more pictures of the spaceship (More sketches, i didn't make more screenshots in the process as i was carried away by the moment) You can find these on the trello page if you're interested
  12. Leadwerks Winter Games Tournament 2016

    Oooh, as soon i saw this on facebook a moment ago, i have been cracking my mind open already for a cool game idea ^^ (Yet to be found tho) Been out of leadwerks for a while after my exams (burned out a bit hehe) and then internship started, which i'm still stuck with for atleast 16 weeks.. So i hope i can find time to do this! Like mentioned before, the 2 extra weeks helps a lot I want to try to join as many as possible, because the hoodie looks neat & i still need one! Goodluck & have fun to everyone
  13. Exam game - Realm of the Lamb

    That's odd, there is possible 1 thing you can try (which i did use for my private game once) is the follow: Create a shortcut on your desktop (or anywhere you feel comfortable with) and set the URL to the following: steam://run/355500//+game 735323135 This will launch the leadwerks game launcher and tells it to use this game. If this doesn't work then i'm all out of ideas :3 Hope it helps!
  14. Exam game - Realm of the Lamb

    That's odd, got perhaps any extra information?
  15. Exam game - Realm of the Lamb

    Thanks a lot for your awesome words You really helped me a lot with plenty obstacles and those informative tips how to improve some performance ^^ Thanks to that i could keep awesome things like the lights in the lanterns (i was really bumped out that they started to lag with my settings and really took away some of the feelings in the game) and overal the tips you gave me / answers on my questions regarding trees haha. Cookies for you /o/