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EthEx2080
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An Indie Adventure Game for the iPad
An Indie Adventure Game for the iPad

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Moving from Room to Room

...and a few more animations working as well.  :-)

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Creating Paths in CocosBuilder for non-rect Tap Detection

http://indiegamecodingconfessions.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/cocosbuilder-and-cgpaths-for-non-rect.html

A short video outlining how to pull off this little trick.

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Rendering progresses for the first tranche of the game.  Around 8 more of these to do before I have enough for the beta.

They take around 20 minutes of fiddling with lights & viewpoints and fixing glitches with the model, then another 20 minutes for my laptop to churn Maxwell Render generating them.  I try to ensure I've not missed something but often I have to go back and redo because of some missing quad showing a hole, or a wrong material applied or some other issue.

This is our heroine's study.  Hand-drawn art-overs will place her computer here, along with a stack of case files.  Probably a couple of other props as well.

One nice thing about using pre-rendered art is that I can do expensive effects like the nickel plated chair frame which would not be possible if the 3D was being done in real-time on the GPU of the device.  Even the nice lighting effects and shadows would probably not be possible (without maybe a pre-baked light map) in real-time on mobile.
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Check out the slidedb.com entry for EthEx2080, if you haven't already.

http://www.slidedb.com/games/ethex2080

SlideDB is a sister-site of the popular IndieDB and features especially games for mobile and touch based gaming platforms.

As of writing the popularity ranking there is 1079 out of 2095 - which is not bad I guess!  I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I think its a general buzz of how many people visit or like the game concept page; compared to other games on the site.

I have a progress video up there and will post more as soon as I can.  Right now I am working extremely hard on getting the first few rooms working so I can hopefully hit the beta release date in a months time: 12 August is the plan.  
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Video Post showing early shots of the game

Will keep posting these updates as work progresses.

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Added a "coming soon" on slidedb for my game EthEx2080. Eeep. Best get coding! http://ow.ly/lz5O6

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Got listed on slidedb!  Need to get some better screenshots and a video up there.
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