Help wanted! At the moment PreviewLabs is getting swamped and in order not to drown in code, e-mails, to do lists or a hazardous combination of the three, we’re looking for a talented lifeguard that also knows his way around rapid game programming. Swimming certificate not required.
Announcements about updates of Unity3D, our primary working tool, are always a big thing. We’ve taken a quick look at the additions the company is planning to make and although most big changes are targeted at studios who make full quality games, there are some elements that can be of interest to us as well.
To monitor the exact time we spend on a project we use a system called ActiveCollab 3.0. A planning tool with a broken timer however is no good at all, so we’ve looked into a solution to solve a cumbersome timer issue generated by an automatic update of the software.
You won’t find many major international players on Festival of Games, a smaller games industry event held in the Netherlands, but it’s a great way to catch up with some of our Benelux colleagues and to check whether Heineken has magically turned into a real beer yet.
Have you ever been so busy writing code you have forgotten what it feels like to write actual words? There’s so much going on right now that we’ve not been able to keep you updated, but we’ve summarized it below. Who needs eloquence when you’ve got bullet points?
Give and you shall receive is what the Bible says and although we’re sure it’s a very good read on turning water into wine, it won’t do you any good when learning how to program. That’s why we’ve decided to give away the gospel of Unity3D to six of our faithful readers instead.
Keeping our blog up to date is great fun and while some comments are very insightful, we have to commit a lot of time to it. As the year comes to a close, we think it’s an ideal time to check whether our writing efforts really pay off in terms of page views and visitors.
Siegebreaker, the tower defense game by Crazy Monkey Studios we prototyped for, has been out for a couple of weeks now and the fine gentlemen at CMS are cool with us talking about the different steps we took and problems we faced while building their prototype.
It’s impossible to estimate how useful a certain technology will be to us without first exploring the technological boundaries. We spent the last few weeks stretching augmented reality to its limit in order to assess the possibilities the tech offers. Here’s some things we found out.
As PreviewLabs is mainly involved with premature game development, we often have to keep our mouths shut about cool projects we’ve worked on. One of the reasons we’re so excited for the announcement of Siegebreaker, is we can finally start talking about it ourselves as well.
What to do when you want to play a quick game of darts but there’s no dartboard in sight? You whip out your smartphone and use the digital dartboard prototype that’s brought to you by the combined power of PreviewLabs and augmented reality of course. Video inside!
A recent trend in game development is augmented reality. In AR games, the real world is blended with a virtual world. This certainly is something that sounds very cool and triggers imagination. However, until now there hasn’t been a breakthrough, as the first mainstream AR game still needs to be developed.
To conclude our series on 2D Game Development in Unity3D, we’ve made a nifty overview of the different methods and when you should or shouldn’t use them. If you haven’t checked out the previous posts, we highly recommend you read those first.
Completing and launching your new mobile game is great, but what good will it do you when there’s no one to notice how brilliant your creation is? In this post we check out some methods to improve awareness on the App Store and up your chance to create the next mobile blockbuster.
Continuing our series on 2D Game Development in Unity3D we’ll take a look at the final method we’ve utilized so far. When the use of a GUI Class or Sprite Manager System doesn’t cut it, you might want to look at the game through another camera angle, thus using ortographic projection.