Links and News

  • mysteriouspants shared on 2020-02-14: www.blender.org: Blender 2.82 released The Blender Foundation has released version 2.82 of their incredible free and open-source 3D-modelling and animation software, including features such as improved fluid and smoke simulation.
  • mercy__ shared on 2020-02-24: youtu.be: GDC Talk by Jeff Vogel: Failing to Fail the Spiderweb Way In this GDC 2018 talk, Spiderweb Software's Jeff Vogel presents a retrospective on his company's history and how they've managed to stay in the game-making business since 1994.
  • mysteriouspants shared on 2020-02-28: swift.org: Swift Argument Parser Swift lang now has an integrated argument parser, greatly reducing the friction in creating tools which can accelerate building your game.
  • mercy__ shared on 2020-03-02: youtu.be: War Stories: How Crash Bandicoot Hacked the Original Playstation Ars Technica sat down with Naughty Dog Co-founder Andy Gavin to talk about the hurdles in bringing the original Crash Bandicoot to gamers around the world. When Andy and his partner Jason Rubin made the decision to bring the action platforming genre into three dimensions, it required living up to their company ethos of "leaving no stone unturned" in the search for memory - even if it meant hacking Sony’s library code.