Archive for April, 2010

World of Tankies

April 15, 2010

Yoz!
This is my first time blogging in wordpress! I hope to pen down and put all the games that I have created into this blog. Probably some of them might be stupid games but some may be fun. Anyway my main aim is to help out those who are very keen on creating their own games.

During my school days in SIM I have made a few “games” using 3d game studio engine for my assignments. Well most of them cannot be considered a game because they don’t even have anything to start or end with. They are simply there with some gameplay functionality. There’s a group project for one of the programming course and in the project we were supposed to do a tank game. After finishing the group assignment, I was so fed up with the messy codes that I have written using Lite-C that I re-code the whole thing again! This is quite a game with some particles, gui, weather, sound, pathfinding etc. It’s just like a mini-tank game but the thing is you and your enemies will never die. The tanks will just keep re-spawning! Lolz!

For my FYP in SIM, we did a Augmented Reality (AR) game. It was pretty impressive and we gotten a Distinction for the project! =) More details and game trailer can be found in http://madnug.wordpress.com/

I am very interested and keen in creating games ever since I was young. I used to make games using papers, cardboards etc. but I never really made a full game before (I always give up halfway). However, this time I am very determine to make a fully functional game. It may take some time, probably a year or so, but I’ m just gonna do it!

I am very happy to have met Desmond (one of my classmates in SIM) who is also very keen on designing games. He is very good at 3d modelling especially in Maya. We are in the midst of doing up a robot game together with another friend of his, Chris. Chris is good at 2d arts. I hope the three of us will be able to succeed in making this game! ^^

Currently I am learning and using Ogre3d (recommended by Desmond) and I find that it is a very good graphics engine. Besides doing the robot game with Desmond and Chris, during my free time I am also trying to do a tank game myself. Something like what I have did for my group assignment in SIM but I am going to put more functionality, gameplay, skills etc. into the game! There’s so much things to learn about Ogre3d and its addon (Hydrax, Caelum, SkyX, Newton, irrKlang, Cegui and lots more!) and I really think it is so interesting and fun! I will putting up all the source codes and execute files for the games I have made here and I hope that all these will help out those who need them! ^@^

Demo Tank Game using Ogre3d and various addons: http://rapidshare.com/files/376202614/Demo1__rev2.8_skill_.zip.html

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