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Welcome back followers of the fearsome! This week a bit more tech stuff. When we were play testing our game, we had a problem with the screen being too busy/attention grabbing at times. It was hard to see what to focus on, as your eyes would get drawn to parts of the screen that didn't ...
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Playing with art styles for the next game. Thoughts?
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I like it, even if I'm normally all about crisp high detail pixel art. 
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Ouch, GameSpot hammers us for being too hard... while completely forgetting to mention we have an Easy Mode. Sure glad we put in all that work to make it fun for casual players! 
This 8-bit throwback perfectly emulates the era, for better and for worse.
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ya, another weird point of the article, the game runs at 60fps on a friggin ultrabook, not sure what rig he was playing on... I know there's a couple of bog down points that can occur, but nothing major.
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Some of these are sweeeet!
 
2D developers! We have some exciting new features in the works!
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But also starting a new one :)
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Feels SO GOOD to press that upload build button, and walk away. What a weight off! Launch Day here we come :)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/329460/
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Congrats!
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Well... this is gonna take a while! (about 13.7hrs by my math)
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This looks like fun :)
Check out the live demo here! Read more and ask questions about this asset at the Unity forums here Sonic Ether's Natural Bloom & Dirty Lens is an image effect for Unity Pro (required) that simulates subsurface scattering of light inside of a lens and renders a per-pixel dirty lens effect. SENBDL is bloom done right--no threshold or brightpass. Real life doesn't scatter light differently based on how bright it is, and neither should bloom in y...
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I wonder if solar powered houses take off, will houses with southern facing roofs be a premium. Architecture will likely change to favor perfect angles towards the sun. 
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Just found a motherload of high quality Unity add-ons :)
https://github.com/prime31?tab=repositories
prime31 has 24 repositories written in C#, JavaScript, and Python. Follow their code on GitHub.
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Awesome plugin for $10, does all the post-processing to enable Mac App Store builds. Yay :)
Works with Unity and Unity Pro! Want to submit to the Mac App Store but you're not familiar with code signing, entitlements, sandboxing and packaging? Tired of having to run the same commands over and over? Get some relief and let the Mac App Store Toolset do the cumbersome work for you: - One click code signing, entitlements, sandboxing and packaging - Packages are ready for Mac App Store - Presets (debug/release configurations) - Recursive c...
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True, but since basically no-other tech stacks do this, it's pretty par for the course. Unity is the only one I know of that has a supported, maintained high quality version available, which is a testament to the plugin store model.
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8/10 from destructoid. Good but not great... fair points though, we really tried hard to get some minigames in, to change up the pacing, but just couldn't find time to get it done :(
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Well even though he said it wasn't perfect he would still recommend it to others. So that should feel like a win.
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Mobile Apps and Games Developer
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  • esDot Studio
    Owner / CEO, present
  • gskinner.com, inc
    Senior Developer, present
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Monster habs fan, mobile developer, and father of 3.
Introduction
Owner of esDot Studio, creator of "PicShop - Photo Editor". My company blog is http://esdot.ca, and I also make awesome games over at http://treefortress.com

Current interests include making games, and specifially:
* Adobe AIR for Mobile
* Loom Engine

A full listing of my apps can be found at esdot.ca

I also work at gskinner.com, where we do cutting edge interactive pieces. Two of my personal  favorites: arcade.atari.com, pirateslovedaisies.com
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Over 6 million downloads of PicShop so far!
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Dawson City - Whitehorse - Edmonton - Toronto
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