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Cherno's Trophies

Fantastic Coder
Awarded by Catquatwa
on September 2, 2015
Motivation and Inspiration
Awarded by Zeriver
on May 27, 2015
Great motivation for participating
Awarded by JangoBrick
on April 17, 2014
Most Dedicated To Getting Applets to Work With Resources
Awarded by JoyScheme
on December 16, 2013
Best Choice of Music During Ludum Dare Livestream
Awarded by JoyScheme
on December 16, 2013
Being the best programmer of all time
Awarded by GameMakingMan1
on December 15, 2013

Cherno's Archive

I’m in!

Posted by
Friday, April 17th, 2015 8:41 pm

I’m in! And as usual, I’ll be live streaming the entire competition here: http://twitch.tv/TheCherno

Here’s what I’ll be using:
– Engine: Sparky
– Language: C++
– Graphics: Paint.NET / After Effects / Photoshop
– Music: Logic Pro X

That’s probably it! Have fun, and make great games! :)

The End of the Day

Posted by
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 6:39 am

Well, I’m going to go to bed and hopefully wake up tomorrow full of ideas. I thought I knew what I was doing, but now I just don’t know. Typical. At least the lighting engine / entity framework is done.


Good night! twitch.tv/TheCherno

Shadow Progress…

Posted by
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 12:32 am

Looking scary yet?


Streaming at twitch.tv/TheCherno

Shadows Now Working!

Posted by
Friday, April 25th, 2014 11:37 pm

Now I’ve got shadows. Yay!



Streaming at twitch.tv/TheCherno

Basic Lighting Engine Done!

Posted by
Friday, April 25th, 2014 11:13 pm

Since my idea revolved around being underground and using natural light for guidance, I needed to create a decent lighting engine. So here is what the game looks like so far, without shadows (yet!):



I’m using OpenGL + GLSL in Java, via LWJGL. And I’m streaming here: twitch.tv/TheCherno

I’m In!

Posted by
Friday, April 25th, 2014 6:33 pm

I have to say I’m really enjoying this theme so far. I’m thinking of making a 2D top-down game that takes place beneath the surface of some planet, and the idea is to get to the core of the planet to return back home to Earth. It’s going to look dark and creepy, but the player won’t have a flashlight; they’ll have to rely on natural light. Because this is another planet, there will be weird minerals and resources that glow or emit some kind of light, by which the player will have to use to navigate around. Survival +  puzzle kind of genre. :)

Streaming at http://twitch.tv/TheCherno

Coming Along Nicely…

Posted by
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 8:48 pm


The engine is pretty much finished, and I’ve finally got an idea for the game. Should be great!

The whole development is streamed live right on YouTube, here: http://www.youtube.com/thechernoproject

Progress So Far…

Posted by
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 2:47 am

I guess I’m making some kind of Zelda / Pokemon style game. Basically with each night into the game, the player evolves into a new being, and this evolution also depends on which biome he’s in.
I haven’t really decided what the aim of the game is going to be, but hey, guess that’ll come eventually.

The whole thing is live streamed straight to YouTube: youtube.com/thechernoproject

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