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Making your Pixel Art Game look Pixel Perfect in Unity3D

Some time ago I mentioned that we spent some time making our game pixel perfect. We had to do this in order to have our beautiful 2D pixel art game …

Game Development

Star Control legal battle intensifies as alleged settlement offer surfaces

Stardock's quot;unfathomablequot; demands reportedly include surrender of IP rights, a public apology, $225,000 and a five-year development ban

Here's What Will Happen 10,000 Years From Now, According to Science

We come from the far future.<p>Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is …

Popular Fiction

Meet Patagotitan, the Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found

It weighed 69 tons.<p>In 2013, an old Argentinian shepherd named Aureliano Hernandez found a fossilized bone protruding from a rock at the farm where he worked. The remains of giant dinosaurs festoon Argentina’s landscape, and knowing the strict rules that govern such fossils, the farm’s owners—the …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Vim

Documentary Shows Real Sword Combat Was Nothing Like Video Games or Movies - Technabob

I like sword fights as much as the next guy. I mean, maybe I like them more. I’m not into renaissance fairs or LARPing, but I did take fencing way …

Numbers Getting Bigger: The Design and Math of Incremental Games

In our introductory piece on incremental games, we took a look at the history of the genre and examined what makes these games unique, but we didn't …

10 ways to create monstrous big room synth sounds

<b>So you want to craft those colossal, mix-dominating synth sounds heard in electro and progressive house, played on big room dancefloors by the likes</b> …

The 20 best anime movies not made by Studio Ghibli

Tofugu (where my wife Carla is exec editor) has a great article about the 20 best anime movies not made by Studio Ghibli (<i>Totoro, Spirited Away</i>).<p><b>19.</b> …

Google teams up with Improbable to recreate the real world in VR

Google is combining its tech might with London-based startup Improbable to launch a joint program that will help game developers build and test …

Google Cloud Platform

The history of hit points

<i>Originally published in August 2016, this feature makes a return for</i> <i>Food Week</i><i>.</i><p>I don't remember which game we were playing, but it was the kind of …

The 7 Deadly Synth Sounds (and How to Recreate Them!)

<b>In this feature we assemble a list looking back at the best synth sounds from the 70’s and 80’s and how to get those sounds yourself…</b> <br>Here we’ve …

Review: Lethal Audio Synthesizer, Instant Sonic Gratification

Lethal Audio have released their first instrument called Lethal. This instrument is unabashedly sample based. Its main objective here is about …

6 steps to creating a perfect layered bass sound

<b>The judicious use of layering is the key to many sounds in electronic music, but particularly bass, where the shape, character and dynamics of a solo</b> …

How developers are building better public alphas without Steam Early Access

<i>In advance of next week's</i> PC Gaming Show<i>, a few of our participants are sharing their perspectives on PC gaming and game development. Today,</i> Adam …

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

John Rampton Contributor<p>John Rampton is founder of online invoicing company Due.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>As compliance pressure mounts, businesses turn to regulatory technology<br>• What regulation crowdfunding in the JOBS Act means to entrepreneurs and startups<p>By now everyone has heard of Google’s …

Artificial Intelligence

How to create a 2D platformer for Android in Unity - Part one

My wife playing the simple platformer. She immediately worked out how to break it…<p>If you’re at all interested in developing video games then you should definitely check out Unity. Unity is a 2D and 3D game engine as well as an IDE and builder tool that makes it possible to make professional caliber …

Game Developer Personality Tests

This week I’m talking about the famous Myers Briggs personality test. For those who don’t know it’s a test designed to help understand the actions of …

Free PG-8X 2 plugin synth emulates Roland's JX-8P

<b>Martin Lüders has just updated PG-8X - his plugin emulation of Roland's JX-8P synth - to version 2.</b><p>This includes a complete rewrite of the code and …

This Teen Discovered An Ancient Mayan City By Studying The Stars

Remember when you were little and you’d obsess over things? Things like Pokemon cards or My Little Pony? Maybe you remember doing everything you could to soak up all of the Transformers knowledge out there. Over time, though, you probably moved on… at least a little. Kids ultimately get caught up …

Study Skills

New Inking Technology from Waseda University Makes Line Art Easy

Fully automated inking directly from pencil sketches<p>Inking rough sketches is one of the necessary steps in converting a simple drawing into a …

Anime

Check Out Adult Swim’s New Infomercial ‘Live at the Necropolis: Lords of Synth’

This week, Adult Swim is airing a new 4:00am infomercial by <i>Moonbeam City’</i>s Scott Gairdner and Ryan Perez called <i>Live at the Necropolis: Lords of …

Synthesizers

Video Games And The Door Problem

“So what does a game designer do? Are you an artist? Do you design characters and write the story? Or no, wait, you’re a programmer?”<p><i>This blog post</i> …

Gaming Industry

Arduboy Credit Card Sized Handheld Game Console

Nowadays we can play lots of games via smartphones or tablets, but Arduboy credit card sized handheld game console may draw your more attention if …

Retrogaming

Befriending The Fleshkraken: Death Trash

Death Trash [official site] is the distant relation to Fallout that went for a walk on the wild side of the Wasteland and never came back. Grungy, …

PC Gaming

The Mike Toole Show - Macross the Universe

Over a week into my Japan trip (yep, I'm still talking about that damn trip! Don't worry, it's almost out of my system), I still hadn't managed to …

Anime

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe

Front-End Style-Guides: Definition, Requirements, Component Checklist

<b>Summary:</b> Front-end style-guides help efficient design and testing, and enforce UI consistency. We present 8 style-guide requirements and 25 common …

Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a unicorn

Tired of having ideas and not being able to execute on them, Nick Fredman learned how to code.The post Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a …