3D Game Dev Starter Kit – Unity3D

This is another pull from my blog site www.IndieDevSpot.com Pretty Cool, huh? So from what I’m seeing around in the various communities, the hardest thing with video game development is, “Where do I start?”  Well, I’ve decided to answer that question.  With this kit! https://www.dropbox.com/s/0wi5dyn22039mvg/StarterKit.zip?dl=0   First Steps Start by simply opening up the kit,…

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Understanding AzureML – Part 2: Binary Classification

This is a pull from my blog website:  www.IndieDevSpot.com Feel free to visit that site for more blog articles/posts or join the monthly newsletter. To see the article on that website, please visit: http://indiedevspot.azurewebsites.net/2014/10/29/understanding-azureml-part-2-binary-classification/   Hello World! Welcome to Part 2!  We will be discussing Binary Classification.  So I hope many of you have started using…


Understanding AzureML – Part 1: Regression

This is a pull from my blog website:  www.IndieDevSpot.com Feel free to visit that site for more blog articles/posts or join the monthly newsletter. To see the article on that website, please visit: http://indiedevspot.azurewebsites.net/2014/10/29/understanding-azureml-part-1-regression/   Hello World! So I hope many of you have started using AzureML.  If not, you should definitely check it out.  Here…


Develop in the Cloud!

Another copy/paste from my other blog: www.IndieDevSpot.com To read this article there: http://indiedevspot.azurewebsites.net/2014/09/29/develop-in-the-cloud/ The end of that article contains a contact form that you can use to reach me. ———————————————————————————————————————————– Hello Readers, This particular article goes out to a few of my students.  I teach C# at a local community college during my Thursday evenings. …


Physically based Characters!

Hello…World! First, you can see more articles like this at my website:  www.IndieDevSpot.com So this just gave me a good run for my money for a while. For the longest time, I’ve been building all of my Characters completely wrong and the bug didn’t really surface until this latest game. Lets start by talking about…

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A Note About Shaders for Windows

This article is pulled from my website:  www.IndieDevSpot.com the article can also be read here: http://indiedevspot.azurewebsites.net/2014/07/22/note-about-writing-shaders-for-windows/ So you want to write your own shaders do you? OK, I agree, custom shaders really changes the way the game looks. You can quickly and easily stylize your game to look very different from all the other games…


Object Pooling – For Unity3D

    This is another post brought over from my website: www.IndieDevSpot.com you can find the alternate version of this article here: http://indiedevspot.azurewebsites.net/2014/07/08/object-pooling-great-way-to-increase-performance/ So you want to have constant explosions, hundreds of rockets, bullets flying all over the place and general insanity in your game.  Great, so do I!  But this insanity comes at a…

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Build a 2D Top Down Game – Part 9 – Publishing

Hi Everybody, I’ll eventually move all of the articles over from my website www.IndieDevSpot.com, but for now I am bringing over only a few articles and especially the ones with the links.  To find the alternate version of this post, go here: http://indiedevspot.azurewebsites.net/2014/05/20/build-a-2d-top-down-game-zero-to-published-part-9/ Welcome to part 9!  I can’t believe we are here already.  Up…


Touch Input in 3D Environments

Hello Everybody, This article is pulled from my website: www.IndieDevSpot.com and can be viewed here as well: http://indiedevspot.azurewebsites.net/2014/06/19/touch-input-moving-a-character-in-3d-environments-using-rays/ There are literally hundreds of millions of windows touch tablets out there running windows 8 these days, so it is almost mandatory these days to support touch input in some manner.  I am going to just provide…


Design a Game – Concept to Polish

Hello again, This article is also brought over from my website www.IndieDevSpot.com to see that version of this article, follow this link: http://indiedevspot.azurewebsites.net/2014/04/15/design-a-game-concept-to-polish/ On Monday, 4.15.2014, Gregory Avery-Weir of the Charlotte Game Dev Group did a really great talk on how to design a game.  He presented a fantastic step by step approach and broke down…