Hobbyist Game Developer: Pat AfterMoon's blog
November 5, 2011
This weekend, there was a special event on the French website
In short, it was a sort of speed gamedev session. Every developer who wants to
participate creates a game during the weekend. We chat with other developers
and we release our work before Sunday at midnight.
It is the same type of event I attended last year:
a Unity mini game in a weekend
This year, in place of using engine, tools and assets to create a mini-game from scratch
in a weekend, I've used my existing game to create a new feature in a weekend.
The new feature is the acid sea, and I have implemented the tides. The aliens
can hover more rapidly on the sea and they are immune to the acid. The gunship
is damaged if it touches the acid and is hurted just by flying over it.
Let's try it!
August 1, 2011
This year I've dedicated near one week of my holidays to my game project.
My goal was to release a decent playable demo with a real goal.
First, I have added the management of energy and ore between the headquarter and
the mine shaft.
Second, I have added the management of the mineshaft's shield and the ore production,
At last, I have added a first wave of enemies, air and ground based. They try
to destroy the mineshaft and eventually you if you try to thwart them
May 22, 2011
My development roadmap for 2011 is formally done. The goal is to implement all
main features even if graphically, it ends with just a blue cube who fight
against some red spheres
What is planned for this year will look like a Protopack demo. I don't want to
be tempted by losing too much time with the graphical aspect. To have an
homogeneous set of 3D content, I've only removed existing textures on my
pre-made 3D models and replaced them with quickly made Protopack style textures.
The main page for this project is here:
It is a sort of "change log" I will update every time I'm releasing a new version.
Each release will be described by a short text and illustrated by a video.
An online demo of my Work In Progress with the latest version will be available
I need your feedback to adjust my target and your encouragements for staying
motivated. So I count on your comments.
May 6, 2011
After missing the Kongregate contest I've retargeted my game project. Main
difficulties were related to the complexity of animated 3D characters and the
production of 3D assets.
I maintain the concept I've already worked: the islands surrounded by an
acid sea with tides and the mineshafts.
But I simplify the process by replacing the animated 3D characters by vehicles.
For the prototype, I will use the numerous models from the 3D content packs
I've purchased in the past. I already have a bunch of vehicles that should cover
I plan to let aside the graphical aspect for some times. I've restarted to use
the Frogames Protopack
which is of endless value for prototyping
My focus is on implementing a basic version of each main features and on testing the gameplay.
I plan to publish in-game video along the development, so stay tuned...
February 21, 2011
During the last months I have worked on a possible entry for the
contest ending February 15 2011. Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish it in time.
My main difficulty was to deal with 3D assets production and the high end specification I
have defined as a goal. A complex main character and the use of the procedural
system was probably not the simplest way. For the time being,
I can only release an
. Now I will take some time and probably
retarget this project.
January 15, 2011
Since December 2010, the Kongregate
game portal accepts Unity games in addition to Flash games.
I have reworked my mini-game made on February 2010. I have implemented the Kongregate API to
store high-scores, and then I have published a preview on the website.
You can try it for free and if you have some ideas about enhancement, feel free to
post a comment.