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  1. [dev log] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    Didn't know that's a thing! Very good solution. Thanks for sharing the file.
  2. [Dev Log] Buried Treasure

    Thanks! Wish I could say I came up with a solution myself, but actually I'm just using this water shader by Lin Reid. Only worked on this for a couple of hours today. I painted the textures: And started to work on the treasure hunting logic: 1) Pressing a button opens the map/hint (right now a camera overlay, but I want to do an over-the-shoulder view of a physical piece of paper in the character's hands): 2) Interacting with the treasure spot activates the next spot and changes the hint:
  3. [Dev Log] Mystery of the Ravens

    I've never used UE, but I'm guessing that a piece of code which chooses the next head position randomly from a list/array would be the way to automate this, right? In any case, the result looks terrific!
  4. [dev log] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    That looks great! Really crunchy feedback. How are you checking for valid words? Some dictionary API?
  5. [Dev Log] Buried Treasure

    Today was spent on texture alignment. Time-consuming but relaxing work. I'll spend the first half of tomorrow on texture painting, after which it's time to jump back into some coding.
  6. [Dev Log] Buried Treasure

    Thanks! Yep, Maya LT. Didn't have any time at all to work on this yesterday, but today I basically finished the environment geo. Still on the to-do list: 1) fixing all the UVs, 2) prettying up the geo a bit - angle the 90-degree cliff faces, add some detail to the flat areas. I'll do this if I have time at the end of the jam. Starting on texturing this thing tomorrow. Hopefully that can be done by Sunday or Monday, at which point it's time to implement the treasure hunting gameplay. That should be trivial, code-wise. I can move on to prop and animation work after that.
  7. [Dev Log] Buried Treasure

    Thanks! Progress was indeed good today. I'm quite happy with the decision to hand model the terrain, though I did throw out yesterday's work and start from scratch this morning. The only annoying part is having to fix the UVs from time to time, but that's par for the course, I suppose. Also sketched a placeholder skybox, added some light post-processing and pilfered another Lin Reid shader. Won't have a whole lot of time to work on this tomorrow, so I think I'll finish the skybox painting and do some placeholder texturing to see if that's going to work nicely.
  8. [Dev Log] - CloudWalker

    Realistic goals, nice updates and excellent progress! Looking forward to seeing how this shapes up.
  9. [dev log] Welltris and Wetrix (and Wordtris)

    You can really easily animate a material with this script. It's been years since I used it myself though, so I'm not sure 1)if it'll fully fit your needs, and 2)how well it plays with newer versions of Unity.
  10. [Dev Log] Buried Treasure

    Was busy for most of today, but I did start working on my environment. Started out by getting a nice island shape in Photoshop with the Clouds filter. From that, this sketch was born: I experimented with the Unity terrain system, but wasn't really feeling it. The sculpting feels too loose and it seems kinda ugly with anything except for rolling hills. Probably works better with heightmaps sourced from the real world. Also experienced technical problems: couldn't get my heightmap to import nicely, weird lighting bugs, Moiré patterning. After struggling with that for like 2 hours, I looked up a bit of Wind Waker gameplay and was struck by the very angular, low-poly environments. So I decided to emulate that. I'll populate this environment with some placeholder props tomorrow and see if I should scale the whole thing down. Deciding to hand model the terrain might be a decision that comes back to bite me in the ass, but I think that if I have the basic geo done by the weekend, I'm well on track to finish this project up nicely.
  11. [Dev Log] Buried Treasure

    Thanks for the kind words and for the suggestion! I've seen some gameplay videos of that (and listened to the Idle Thumbs discussions). It does seem very cool, but as far as I can tell, the treasure hunting there relies on actual, accurate maps. I'm hoping to go more for sketches of landmarks, triangulation and so on. Got my character fully up and running! I might refine the run animation if I have time towards the end of the jam - right now it's functional at best -, but for the time being, super satisfied with the fact that everything is working smoothly. Also slapped this cel shader by Lin Reid onto the character. It's not perfect (wouldn't be surprised if that was because of modelling errors), but it nonetheless goes a long way towards improving the visuals. Gonna try to go for a sorta Wind Waker look.
  12. [Dev Log] häx_processer

    Cool gameplay concept! Will you be limiting the commands to fairly large increments - only using integers with the move command, for example? I love the rough movement in that last gif. It already goes a long way in evoking that low-tech aesthetic you're going for. Now just slap a CRT shader over the whole thing and you're good This is an excellent idea, though it's understandable if it's beyond the scope of the project right now.
  13. [Dev Log] The Convergence Compulsion

    The example scenario and the last few gifs (in particular the one with the throwable distraction) are really evocative. Can't wait to play this.
  14. [Dev Log] The Octopus Affair

    This looks bonkers in the best way possible. That aquarium simulation is mesmerizing. Can't wait to see how this shapes up!
  15. [dev log] A Wish Upon A Star

    Maaaan, I'm a sucker for isometric graphics and 90 degree camera turns. Seems promising, above gif already looks fun!