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Resources - BeyondCloister - May 8, 2007 11:52 AM

This is a thread to gather together various development resources such as articles about game design, coding etc.

Please only post links to articles in this thread. Please do not fill the thread with discussions about the articles. If you wish to discuss an article then please create a new thread.

FAQ:
Q: Why is this not in a wiki instead?
A: iDevGames has this forum, it does not have a wiki. In the past people have set up related wikis but they suffered spammers so the project was dropped. Search engines will pick this thread up just as easily.


Resources - BeyondCloister - May 8, 2007 11:54 AM

Article: FlipSquare
Author: Andrew Sage
Topic: Cocoa, Objective-C
Level: Beginner
Summary: FlipSquare is a simple 'desktop' game that introduces the developer to programming for Cocoa using the Objective-C language.

The series of tutorials will take the game from its initial concept right through to a completed product. Along the way those following the tutorial will be encouraged to experiment and expand on the code provided.

Link: http://www.cloisterroom.com/FlipSquare.pdf


Resources - BeyondCloister - May 8, 2007 12:03 PM

Article: Industrial Revolution game Postmortem
Author: Andrew Sage
Topic: Postmortem
Summary: This is the postmortem of the development of the game Industrial Revolution. The game was an entry for the 2005 uDevGames contest.

Link: http://www.cloisterroom.com/CR2006/MacGames/ir_postmortem.html


Resources - BeyondCloister - May 8, 2007 12:05 PM

Article: From Little Acorns... or Taking Development a Step at a Time
Author: Andrew Sage
Topic: Development
Level: Beginner
Summary: A short article on some of the pitfalls to avoid when starting on a game project.

Link: http://www.cloisterroom.com/CR2006/tutorial1.html


Resources - unknown - May 8, 2007 12:11 PM

Article: Making of N0x35C49E
Author: me
Topic: Lua
Level: Beginner
Summary: Making of and source code, useful for beginners especially those wanting to use lua to speed up game development.

Link:http://fax.twilightcoders.net/N0x35C49E/


Resources - unknown - May 8, 2007 12:14 PM

Article: misc code
Author: me
Level: beginner
Summary: Snippets and so on of code, many may prove useful

http://fax.twilightcoders.net//files/Cocoa%20OpenGL%20Application.zip Xcode template

http://fax.twilightcoders.net//files/OpenGLScreenSaver.zip OpenGL Screensaver Xcode template

http://fax.twilightcoders.net//files/HITest.zip HITest, show off various interface components

http://fax.twilightcoders.net//files/FBOSwapEx.zip FBO swapper example

(more somewhat obscure stuff at http://fax.twilightcoders.net/)


Resources - unknown - May 8, 2007 12:15 PM

Article: dot and cross product (3D) maths
Author: me
Level: intermediate/interested
Summary: Derivation of component form equations for dot and cross product.

http://fax.twilightcoders.net/dot-and-cross.html


Resources - ThemsAllTook - May 8, 2007 12:38 PM

Article: Vector tutorial
Author: Alex Diener
Topic: 3D math
Level: Beginner
Summary: Tutorial that briefly covers vector mathematics in a beginner-friendly format.

Link: http://www.sacredsoftware.net/tutorials/Vectors/Vectors.xhtml


Resources - ThemsAllTook - May 8, 2007 12:39 PM

Article: Quaternion tutorial
Author: Alex Diener
Topic: 3D math
Level: Intermediate
Summary: Tutorial that briefly covers quaternion mathematics and provides implementation examples.

Link: http://www.sacredsoftware.net/tutorials/Quaternions/Quaternions.xhtml


Resources - ThemsAllTook - May 8, 2007 12:40 PM

Article: Matrix tutorial
Author: Alex Diener
Topic: 3D math
Level: Intermediate
Summary: Tutorial that briefly covers transformation matrix mathematics and provides implementation examples.

Link: http://www.sacredsoftware.net/tutorials/Matrices/Matrices.xhtml


Resources - ThemsAllTook - May 8, 2007 12:42 PM

Article: Fixed-interval time-based animation tutorial
Author: Alex Diener
Topic: Game mechanics
Level: Beginner
Summary: Tutorial describing a technique to achieve a stable, constant game speed regardless of frame rate.

Link: http://www.sacredsoftware.net/tutorials/Animation/TimeBasedAnimation.xhtml


Resources - igame3d - May 8, 2007 05:03 PM

Author: David Hill
Topic: Cocoa Game Programming Workshop
Level: Beginner
Summary: Step by step lessons how how to build Cocoa Quest, a complete 2-D game for Mac OS X. Covers the basic fundamentals of game programming, focusing on topics such as prototype design, graphics, sound manipulation, simple animation, collision detection, and more using Apple's free Xcode Tools.

Link: http://www.spiderworks.com/books/cocoagame.php


Resources - igame3d - May 8, 2007 05:14 PM

Author: Chris Taylor
Topic: Game Design Document Template
Level: All
Summary: A wiki-ized template that provides a quick reference for writing game design documents.

Link: http://www.dpfiles.com/dpfileswiki/index.php?title=Game_Design_Doc_Template

Hosted by David Perry, many more helpful topics are available at David's site, click the link!


Resources - igame3d - May 8, 2007 05:33 PM

Author: Team iGame3D
Topic: Dead Days Post-mortem
Level: All
Summary: Post-mortem for the three level, third person, robot vs. zombie shooter entered in uDevGames 2004.

Link: http://www.igame3d.com/DL/DeadDays/deaddayspostmortem.html


Resources - Joseph Duchesne - May 8, 2007 05:40 PM

Author: Me
Topic: A large percent of my code base
Level: All
Summary: A lot of my code. Under the U.S. Military Don't Ask Don't Tell license Wink Mostly Processing/Java, Metal, and C/C++

Link: http://code.duodec.net/