FortisVenaliter's Dev Blog
The forest 
Monday, January 11, 2010, 09:09 AM
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So I had one of those all nighter things. I just kept working on this idea in my head. So, I made a ground. Then I put a stream next to it. Then I made the sky and made the stream pretty and reflective. Then I modelled a tree (Maya is so awesome, albeit intimidating). Then I made leaves and bushes. Then I added 3D sound so you can hear the trickling stream. Then I made the trees and bushes sway. All in one night. Then I slept.

Ah, nostalgia. This project brings me back to my childhood
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Been away... 
Saturday, January 9, 2010, 08:46 AM
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I've been away doing other things for a while, so there hasn't been a lot of progress on the projects you have seen. But check out this screenshot of a project I just got swept up in. I'm not gonna explain it, but isn't it pretty? Make sure to click the image to see it in all it's glory...

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Unsigned Lighting Engine 
Thursday, December 3, 2009, 12:24 PM
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The new Unsigned Lighting Engine supports 10 flashing strobing lights (of multiple types) in real time. Here is an ugly example of it, and this is only 7 lights! You can see the range this will provide for Arena artists... I'll divulge more about arena the updated arena creation tools later.

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ASCII FPS is finished! 
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 09:00 AM
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Here is a screen of the final game!
This game was developed for Nick Gravelyn's XNA7Day contest. Details found on his site:
I will add an upload to it on Sunday, when the contest is over.
Also, I may have a download for an XNA Component that converts any game into ASCII art!

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Another Screenshot 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 01:20 AM
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Just another Screenshot of the ASCII 3D engine. I really like the way this is heading!

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Monday, November 9, 2009, 02:06 AM
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As part of Nick Gravelyn's XNA7Day competition, the challenge was to create a game with only text. Here is a preview of my real-time ASCII art 3D engine.

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Booty Hunt 
Monday, October 12, 2009, 06:20 AM
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From a Studio I've been a part of for a few months, Crazy Tater Games, is a game possibly coming to XBLIG: Booty Hunt. It is a free-roaming 3D Pirate platformer. Check out the screen:

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Love for the IList<> 
Monday, September 14, 2009, 02:07 PM
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I have discovered a newfound love for the IList<> interface. I use arrays and Lists pretty extensively and the List's ToArray function can be pretty memory inefficient, especially when using structs. Now I can store a list or array in an IList<> and treat them the same! Yay! I have always been a big fan of polymorphism and this is an example of it at its finest.
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