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Dan Herd
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Hello, Town
After a few weeks of trial-ing and error-ing, I've come to an approximate idea of what my first game will be. It all starts off with a town, and this is my town. Now granted... if you flipped the camera around there is literally nothing but a flat plane of ...

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Distractions, Distractions
I now own a HTC Vive, it's amazing... and distracting! Having spent the last week or so immersing myself in virtual worlds, of course it's got me thinking about whether I could actually build a virtual reality game myself. A few ideas formed earlier this mo...

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Unity Tutorial: Scavenger Roguelike Survival
Try it out here . Next tutorial is a roguelike survival game called Scavenger. Check out the tutorial here . Concepts Covered: Procedural tile based levels Prefabs and sprites Player turns, enemy turns A scoring and life system Infinite game play getting mo...

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Unity Tutorial: Arcade Space Shooter
Try it out here . Next tutorial is an Arcade Space Shooter provided by Unity. Check out the tutorial here . Concepts Covered:  Creating prefabs that can be reused multiple times Creating objects using code, an infinite number of times, at random spawn place...

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Unity Tutorial: Rolling Ball
Try it out here . As I mentioned in my  rough game development strategy , I want to dive into some Unity tutorials to get a grasp of the engine. The first tutorial I've looked at is the  rolling ball tutorial  from the Unity website. For such a basic lookin...

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Back in a Merlin, Part 3
This is part 3, you can  find part 2 here . I wanted to complete the challenge in style. Go out with a bang. Instead I dragged my pod across the finish line after a mistake I thought I'd grown out of. "Dammit... Challenge complete." I used to fly a buffer f...

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Back in a Merlin, Part 2
This is part 2, you can find part 1 here . It's peak time and I'm hitting up the Heimatar region, looking for FW spots. Locals are big . There's 30-odd ships battling it out on the gates of Amamake. I sneak through without much trouble. The thing that strik...

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Back in a Merlin, Part 1
My first day back started as predicted. I awake in my pod. Battle Clinic tells me the last thing I did was lose a Thrasher. I'm mid-training to improve it's damage and I don't have any spares or any money. "Figures." There's a Harpy four jumps away but I'm ...

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An all too familiar itch
I've been here before. I've never really understood why  I get it, but over the years I've come to accept that  I get it. "The EVE Itch." EVE Online. The game that has everything... the game that's always there when you need it. The game tha-- "Damnit, I've...

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