Since few years back the folks at /r/roguelikedev have been going through the Complete Roguelike Tutorial together, working on a couple parts each week for a total of 8 weeks. It’s great for beginners because it helps give them the little push they might need to start. And because everyone is going through it at the same time the weekly threads are a good place … Continue reading Starting June 18th RoguelikeDev Does The Complete Roguelike Tutorial 2019
Apple publishing process, and getting an app ID This process was a bit convoluted, but overall took around an hour to be completed. In order to share my app with other users for testing via TestFlight, or put it in the Apple store (even if is for free) I need an app ID, and this only comes once your part of Apple Developer Program. As … Continue reading Learning Game Dev #2: Apple ID, Unity Ads, Ghost scripts, Awake vs Start, level switcher, and scope.
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.
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
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