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Asteroid Explorer

by Breakdance McFunkypants - Game Jam Entry

Ludum Dare 20 - Asteroid Explorer by McFunkypants

A Molehill tech demo programmed in 48 hours for the LD48 game jam. Since I am using a newer version of the Flash plugin than everyone, please view the youtube video:


Featuring high-poly Flash 3d hardware acceleration, .obj file parsing, heightmap terrain generation, terrain "splatting" multi-texturing, cube-mapped skybox, mp3 engine sound with pitch-shifting, rigid-body car physics simulation, flash sprite 2d overlays, and Molehill (AGAL) vertex and fragment programs.

This game requires Flash 11 or the incubator beta version which can be downloaded here:

Please visit my blog: www.mcfunkypants.com for more games, music, art and code.

I warmly invite you to follow @McFunkypants on twitter (I *only* tweet about game development)

Play the game here:

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Dan C says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 11:05pm

For me it gets stuck at the beginning of what I presume is a countdown (while displaying "3"), but it looks really cool.

Do scientists always pose sexily and wear burlesque gear while they brief you for dangerous space missions?

ChargerIIC says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 1:41pm

Fails to load in FF 4.0

May 3, 2011 @ 4:36pm

Thanks for the feedback guys! As-is there are zero errors in my tests in all browsers (FF, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari).

Sadly I believe that you need a newer version of Molehill that is not yet public. I hope to revisit the code later this week and make it work with the public prerelease version.

Compare your watermark version to mine (11,0,0,144d): do they match?

No worries: that's what happens when you ride the bleeding edge of beta. I wish I was allowed to post a standalone .exe for this. I have the means but not the permission. =)

May 7, 2011 @ 8:09pm

I'm still astounded that Flash has got 3D magic going. The video play looks as good as anything, I'm really looking forward to what people come up with with Molehill.

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