Indie Game Launch Fails BADLY. My Response and Analysis

Yet again a game developer has emerged on Reddit, in a public plea for answered, utterly bewildered by the launch sales of their game, a game that was in development by a team for 4 years and seemed like it was going to do well. At least that is what they were told by early testers [...]

By |2021-11-08T01:34:48+00:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: Game Development|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Nintendo’s wisdom Saved my Dream Indie Game from Disaster – DevLog

I came close to ruining my indie game BloodAndMead. I was too close to the project and didn't see the critical flaw which stared me right in the face. Thanks to a close analysis of Nintendo's Super mario design, I was able to rethink my coding implementation and save my game from the dumpster. This is [...]

By |2020-08-22T05:12:24+00:00August 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to use Unity Prefabs – Game Dev Classroom

Unity Prefabs are a powerful yet often confusing system. In this tutorial I explain everything you need to know about using them. This is the first of a new game dev lecture / classroom series. Topics covered in this video include: workflow examples, nested prefabs, unpacking prefabs, editing master and instances. […]

By |2019-05-17T13:12:43+00:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Unity3D|0 Comments

How to stop rigidbodies sliding and falling off moving platforms in Unity3d and 2D

In this post I will demonstrate a solution to the common problem of slipping off moving platforms in Unity when using RigidBody game objects. The problem can be encountered in both 2D and 3D games, I will cover two known solutions I have come across, and explain in detail the solution I have applied in the game [...]

By |2020-02-14T16:05:38+00:00August 27th, 2016|Categories: Game Development, Unity3D|1 Comment

My latest project launched, The Solar Journey – An 3D interactive web adventure through the solar system

After several months of on and off tinkering, I finally managed to pack up and ship my latest personal indie project. I present to you, The Solar Journey. It's an interactive 3D, web app which allows you to explore and learn about the solar system in a rich and exciting way. Built in Html/css and Javascript then [...]

By |2016-06-09T07:19:34+00:00June 9th, 2016|Categories: Game Development, JavaScript|0 Comments

An Introduction to the Web Audio API

If you have tried to build content for mobile web which requires audio, no doubt you have run into many issues. So called 'HTML5 audio' is not what it's cracked up to be, and was massively oversold by Apple (when it sought to destroy the flash browser plugin). When the dust settled we were left with [...]

By |2015-10-26T01:27:44+00:00October 24th, 2015|Categories: Game Development, JavaScript|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Detecting device orientation change in javascript

I've recently been getting stuck back into mobile app development in javascript. Being able to detect orientation change allows is really useful, It can be used to force users into a specific orientation by throwing up a notification panel saying "Please hold the device in landscape for this app". Such scenarios are particularly important when developing [...]

By |2015-10-25T09:05:17+00:00September 28th, 2015|Categories: JavaScript|0 Comments

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.