Posts Tagged ‘shiva’

How to make a 3D game in less than 48 hours

Posted by (twitter: @mintarcade)
Saturday, August 30th, 2014 10:04 am

People keep wandering – how did I make my entry and comments like: “I don’t understand how you people make something like this in 48 hours. Do you even sleep?”, “Wow for 48 compo your graphics are spectacular!”, “Definitely a good looking game for 48 hours!” and “Thats really great work for 48 hours “. So, timelapse of my Twitch stream condensed to 144 times normal speed may give you hints how.

I used ShiVa3D game engine made by developer “Shiva Technologies” from France – awesome small community with great support and big potential, so check them out. Engine is awesome, it works great, you mostly play with it, it using LUA-like language – very popular gaming scripting language. Using this engine for couple of years now I’m so exited version 2.0 is coming soon to the public, opening more possibilities for developers to create great apps quick. And that the reason I use it for my company projects too – it is fast, especially if you making mobile games. It both simple and advance. Simple usage, compilation, import, export, security and ability to build for multiple platforms. Advanced users (not like me) can mess with theirs games, exporting code to c++, write plugins, make various API integrations like advertising and monetization for mobile platforms. All the things your “standard” game engine can do.

I’m not greatest designer in the world and I don’t even bother to make most of UV mapping for this project, time constrain, laziness, you name it, but ShiVa engine manage to fix it using advance graphic engine, which I didn’t crank up to the max.

Here we go – enjoy the “show”, don’t be to picky. Constructive criticism and job offers are welcomed.

Don’t forget to play the game: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=35966

Changing the direction of the game 180º

Posted by (twitter: @juaxix)
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 2:10 am

I was going to do a game with a vampire in a train, I already had the train, the wagon ,the casket and I was animating the path,… adding particle fx to the chimeny of the locomotive, and just after add the casket to the rear part of the train, inside the wagon, i set the animation to open the doors ,both for casket and wagon, I already have the algorithm to detect when the vampire is hide from the spot-light (sun)

running_light_shadows
and suddenly …

vampire_train

i felt something strange, the wagon door had a blood texture and it does not feel like something I would like to make, I really didnt want to create more blood games, or vampires…no…then I was looking to the ground of the scene,i feel like added an ocean, some rails, set animation and then it appears: this
that’s a game I definitely want to do.

Let me give you my inspiration here too:

Enemy AI and user interface

Posted by (twitter: @juaxix)
Thursday, October 4th, 2012 4:08 pm

Here is the video from these days progress:

Now I could export the game to iOS 6.0. It works with iPad3 and iPhone5!
Bad news are that the game in iPod/iPhone 3G will not be available and in iPhone 3GS too slow…
I’m trying to make this better. Here is the discussion in our engine forum:
http://www.stonetrip.com/developer/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=26748

Hack & Slash Progress for October Challenge

Posted by (twitter: @juaxix)
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 10:49 am

Hey guys, here is the logo

and a screenshot from the game

This is the wizard character.

Running in an iPhone 4S with iOS5.1.1 at 60FPS, less than 10k polys for each part of the whole scene, it also contains  4 particle systems for the torchs, a HUD control to move the char and 2700 frames of animations for the model.

The initial scene has a camera trajectory that follows a helper like a trail and end up then with the logo and menu buttons to start the game.

All I can say is that I’m working too hard to make this game really good.

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