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What and why Back from my long trip to Japan, I started back game dev, with the feature that was most requested during play tests: an Automap. Old DRPG and gamebooks didn’t have a map, you are supposed to take graph paper and map out the dungeon as you go. Some DRPGs still require you to draw a map, sometimes, even in the game, like Etrian Odyssey. However, most games nowadays have an Automap which makes games much more accessible to the common mortal.
Blender is a 3D modeling software used across many industries. It is very intimidating, with tons of features and options. After doing only the most basic operations, I realized that I needed a bit more if I wanted to be serious, even while producing placeholders for my games. I just finished a course from Grant Abbit and this is the result: I had stumbled onto one of their videos before thanks to The Algorithm.
I made a game for a game Jam and it was really cool. It was for the Dungeon Crawler Game Jam 2023, organized by dungeoncrawlers.org. At the end of the jam, we managed to release something we are proud of and that you can play for free, in your browser at itch.io here. In this post, I will give my thoughts about the process both mental and technical, and how I experienced the jam.
tl;dr Yes. Overall quality is meh. I re-used pre-existing code warning: I also use AI in its trendy meaning which is whatever ML magic box that we know nothing about That’s the question I asked myself when I stumbled upon yet another AI product, digitalizing voices. AI is the big topic right now (and to be frank, I am bandwagoning), giving birth to a lot of assumptions, dreams, and claims. One of them is that AI will help the workflow of many small teams or solo game devs.
Today I had some fun and wanted to try how easy it is to have a 3D avatar that is tracked by your camera. What is this ??? This kind of 3D avatar can be used in many ways. For example, you can use them in VR chat, a social app where you use motion tracking, and a VR headset to communicate with people. It’s mostly mindless banter, and I see it as a modern Second Life (remember ?