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How to Setup your characters 2D Colliders in Unity

By |2019-01-11T04:40:34+00:00May 8th, 2015|Categories: Game Development, Unity3D|Tags: , , , , |

I've been tinkering with Unity's 2D tooling since it was officially released in v4.3. With each new version we see some improvements in the 2D tools and workflow, but alas it's far from perfect and as a result getting things to work the way you want is all about trial and error. One thing I have learnt quickly [...]

Understanding GetButton and GetKey inputs in Unity

By |2020-02-14T16:28:25+00:00April 12th, 2015|Categories: Game Development, Unity3D|Tags: , , |

Unity's button / Input system has been the source of confusion for many newcomers. It's no suprise, after all we have  GetKey, GetKeyDown, GetKeyUp,  GetButton, GetButtonDown, GetButtonUp. So let's try make sense of it all. GetKey / GetKeyDown / GetKeyUp Input.GetKey(...) will be familiar to developers coming from other platforms like Flash. It accepts either a KeyCode parameter [...]

10 Golden Rules for being an amazing game developer

By |2015-12-08T12:04:37+00:00March 19th, 2015|Categories: Game Development|Tags: , , |

I have recently become an author for the indie game website The articles I am writing articles are based on my own experiences and journey,  which can hopefully help other developers better their skills and outlook. My latest article is a special one. It runs through 10 key points I personally (try to) abide by to make [...]

How to build your fame as an Indie Developer

By |2015-03-12T03:38:56+00:00March 12th, 2015|Categories: Game Development|

I have recently become an author on the website Indie Game Buzz, a new hub for indie developers to hone their game dev skills and stay up to date with the latest news. One of the article I have written is Tips for building your fame as an indie developer. In the article I explain the importance of [...]

New Tutorial Comming Soon! – How to Make Super Mario Bros with Unity3D

By |2019-01-11T04:40:58+00:00March 4th, 2015|Categories: Game Development, Unity3D|Tags: , , , |

It's been a little while now since I wrapped up my last tutorial series, and I want to thank the readers who shared it around Twitter and sent me personal thanks. I love hearing how something I wrote helped somebody better their skills. We have all been there and are upgrading every day! So,  to keep [...]

Creating 2D animation states in Unity3D : Part 3 – Switching animations with keyboard input

By |2019-01-11T04:44:30+00:00December 29th, 2014|Categories: Game Development, Unity3D|

This is the 3rd and final installment in the mini tute series 'Creating 2D Animation States in Unity3D' . You can find previous installments here: Part1  | Part 2 In part 2 we created our Player animations, created an animation controller, organised our animations in the Animator window, and then mapped them to 'Conditions' based on [...]

Creating 2D animation states in Unity3D : Part 2 – Understanding the Animation Controller

By |2019-01-11T04:41:45+00:00September 7th, 2014|Categories: Game Development, Unity3D|

This post is part 2 of Understanding and Creating 2d Animation State management in Unity3d, In this tutorial we will be continuing from Part 1 and covering the following topics: Adding the player component Adding an animation State Manager to the player Defining Animation transition rules and parameters Switching between animations at runtime Ok so lets get [...]

Protecting and caring for your Oculus Rift DK2

By |2014-08-17T06:59:28+00:00August 17th, 2014|Categories: Game Development|

    In this post I will be sharing some techniques for looking after and protecting your Oculus Rift DK2 with a focus on lens protection.  These are techniques I have applied to my own unit and seem to work. Feel free to recommend some variations and other tips that I can add to this post. [...]

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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.