Learning Game Dev #1: OnPointer vs Mouse, Orthographic camera, deltaTime, and 2D Sprites.

I though would be interesting to keep track of the blockers I found this week when developing my snake-lookalike mini game project , some may find a solution to a current problem they’re having, and I may be helpful for myself in the future as well. Continue reading Learning Game Dev #1: OnPointer vs Mouse, Orthographic camera, deltaTime, and 2D Sprites.

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WordPress plugin: WPJM Extra Fields – Adds extra fields to WP Job Manager job listings

A few months ago I released a new free WordPress plugin into the WordPress.org repository. By installing this plugin (or we can call it extension as well, as is a plugin for another plugin, WP Job Manager) new Salary and Important Information fields will be added to the default Job Listing functionality that WP Job Manager provides. This new data will display in three places: … Continue reading WordPress plugin: WPJM Extra Fields – Adds extra fields to WP Job Manager job listings

Panda Hell update #10: The wonders and miseries of not having enough time

This last week I couldn’t invest much time in Panda Hell (~7h total) however I could move forward a bit in the A* pathfinding implementation , so enemies act smarter. At the moment the script analyzes the terrain that has been generated and sets a layer mask on top which differentiates the terrain in either walkable or non-walkable. You can see here the layer mask … Continue reading Panda Hell update #10: The wonders and miseries of not having enough time

Panda Hell update #9: More art and enemy AI using the A* Search algorithm

Is Artificial Intelligence week! If I though the complexity of the procedural level generation was quite something, digging deeper into the basic AI development for the enemies has been also quite the endeavor. At the moment all enemies share an EnemyBrain script which follows few simple rules to interact with the user, in a nutshell is based on a “Wander, follow, retreat” behavior where the … Continue reading Panda Hell update #9: More art and enemy AI using the A* Search algorithm