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I was so worried that after university started winding down I wouldn't be able to pick up developing again, that somehow I had lost the capacity for motivation in the last year. Thank god that hasn't come true. If anything I should probably be working less right now, but I don't have any games going at the moment. A lack of game motivation has been a bit of an issue lately. I've work Receiver into the ground, KSP is in the black period between updates, Dwarf Fortress is perpetually just on the horizon (no complaints though, Toady has thought me patience like nothing else and I'd love him just for that.

The big re-occurrence has been the idea that what I really need is a mash-up between Receiver, Dwarf fortress, and Mount & Blade. The curse is Hunter's Moon will be that game. I don't know if this is a common feeling among game developers, it's all new to me, but I feel myself fitting equally into the role of "developer" and "needy, impatient, and demanding, fan" who's constantly asking for an ETA on the release. A little frustrating, but damn is it a good motivator. Feels pretty good. Never felt this good about a thing before.

Maybe I'll spread to less game dev oriented blogging over time, it would probably do me good.

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Latest News

  • New quick status page

    See it here: Status

    I am really bad at keeping the blog up to date, and my plans have to change fairly frequently due to personal, professional, resource, and industry situation changes. This page is an attempt to have something that is quick enough to update that I am able to do it regularly. It also has very little information, so I don't have to worry about my confidence in prediction, or sharing things that are not ready. Every project that has been started will have an entry here that clearly states my current assessment of its status.

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  • New plans

    I think it's about time to talk about some longer term plans again. I've posted a bit about the current work on the ranged weapon interaction system, and also a bit on the HoO collaboration, but it's been a while since I said anything relating to our primary game ambitions.

    We have some new plans, but it's nothing drastic. The previous plan was to develop Hunter's Moon (the werewolves) and then using all the tech it used to build a general purpose combat simulator (GPCS, as yet unnamed). That plan heavily depended on having a year or so of solid full time development; probably funded through a kickstarter.

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  • A sign of things to come

    With the musket and pistol kindly provided by the hearts of oak team all attention now focuses on the ranged weapon interaction system!

    I am super excited about this, and I think everyone will love what I've come up with.

    Time-scales are fuzzy, but hopefully not as long as it took to put the AI in place last year.

  • Colaboration with the Hearts of Oak team

    This is a big announcement that should have been made a while ago, but now that the AI is implemented on the combat testbed it can't wait.

    A few months ago I approached the lead developers for the Hearts of Oak project with a proposal for collaboration. Basically to provide our combat engine to them in return for publicity, assets, and the joy of contributing to such an important piece of work.

    A summary of the agreement is as follows:


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  • Combat Testbed Updated to 1.3

    Big update with the addition of an AI bot to play against in single player! This is the first pass on the combat AI, a very important milestone.

    Full changelog:

    1.3 - 2015-01-03
    Added an AI bot for single player
        Added as a variety of the orange arena, in addition to empty, and one with training props as before
    Cosmetic improvements
        Added body tilt/lean during turning
        Made players collide again

    Get it here: Combat Testbed