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Unrealscript Game Programming Cookbook!

Some friends over at Packt Publishing have released another one of their cookbooks and this time it is all about UnrealScript! They sent me a copy and I’ve been reading through it whenever I had a few moments to spare. I have to say it is a pretty good book for people who would like to get into Unrealscript and may not know much about it. The book even refers to the old Dungeon Defense code-base (Trendy FTW!) that was an instrumental help for me when I was starting out a few years ago.

If you are an artist or a hobbyist and you’ve been wanting to learn UnrealScript I suggest you try this book out as it could be just what you need to get your scripting beak wet.

Also keep an eye on Dungeon Defenders 2, a little bird tells me some interesting things might be happening soon.

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Posted by on 12/06/2013 in Recommendations

 

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Grab a Pear

Hello Everyone!

Just a quick update to let you all know Pear is free for a couple of days, I’d love to hear what you all think of it so go ahead and give it a read when you can spare the time!

Click here if you would like to grab a Pear!

 
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Posted by on 31/05/2013 in Books

 

Pear

So a lot has been going on lately, I’m helping out some people with some game that I cannot really talk about yet (as usual 😦 ) BUT! Trust me when I say this, things are pretty cool. I decided to blog a little more and hopefully and time permitting possibly write some more tutorials (yes I know I promise that a lot) but until then I thought I’d let you all know about a pear.

While developing my game called: Min – A Space Adventure (what feels like a decade ago…) I wrote a small short story called “Pear” and I really didn’t know what to do with it. It occurred to me last weekend that I could put it on kindle, SO!

Click here to download my short story called Pear!

I would love to know what you think of it, I write a lot of stuff in my spare time (but that is in a style that I almost never write) so this is possibly the first time I put my stuff out there to the WORLD to see.

Ow, and word on the street is that next week that there pear will be for FREE for a few days, so if you’re trying to save some pennies I’d hold off until then, ON THE OTHER HAND! If you’d like to support and pay for it then by all means do so! I’d just love to hear what you guys have to say about it.

Thanks for your time everyone and I hope you have a merry game devy existence.

 
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Posted by on 08/05/2013 in Books

 

The desire for the creation to exist

What is your life’s work?

When I was a young boy that was one of the things I often pondered about: my life’s work. I knew I wanted to create things but at the time, I didn’t know what those creations would, or even could be. It was no surprise that when the time came, I was taken by the realm of the creatives.

This world makes you forget things. Fresh out of university I spent the better part of a year working on my Ka’Felon Mod. It was a time of raw creation. The experience was invaluable. I have come a long way since then and I am currently involved in a lot of other projects. Unfortunately, the worries of today’s world slowly made their way into my mind. I began to think too procedurally and too rigorously and even-though I am now working on several exciting projects I found myself unable to push any of them forward and here’s why.

I forgot the reason behind it all. What I’d like to call the worries of today’s world slowly became the focus or even the goal of my creations. Naturally that wasn’t going to workout very well. I stagnated for a very long time even-though I am now in the most exciting times in both my creative and personal life. But that all changed with a few lines from a book.

A good friend of mine suggested that before I do anything I need to hunt-down and read an important book. It took me a while to get my hands on it and I admit I was a bit skeptical about it. While reading today I came across a couple of lines that shook my foundations and reoriented my motivation and I think it might be a good idea to share it:

“What motivates the creator? The desire for the creation to exist.”

This totally slipped my mind. In fact, just yesterday I caught myself wondering why I enjoyed Ka’Felon so much and now, with so many exciting things happening, I can’t seem to enjoy my work. The answer was simple, my motivation had temporarily changed to reflect my worries but not anymore. I viewed my work as a means to an end, I had forgotten what they truly represented.

With my motivation now repaired I can press-on with my endeavors. I’m fortunate for two things: my age for allowing me the liberty to learn without heavy consequences and the support of the good people around me.

For those who are curious, the book is called: The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to become the creative force in your own life by Robert Fritz.

 
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Posted by on 03/11/2010 in Books, Ka'Felon Mod, Thoughts