Full indie 2016 : Learning from Brigador’s mistakes

Stellar Jockeys made a unique game with a lot of hooks to get players on board. It had unique art, a fully destructible environment and a cool soundtrack. Game engines are like wood, no matter what you’re carving into it you’ll end up following  the natural flow of it.

Brigador was made on a custom engine to really work in destructible environments from the core of the game. It had great reviews on metacritic and on steam. If you take in account the issues that were fixed since they were reviewed, Brigador would have 97% positive reviews. Yet is sold less than 10k units. Why is that ?

Hugh Monahan had the courage to share his story with us, and we thank him for that.

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Full Indie 2016 : How to create 4D games

At Full Indie Summit 2016, Marc ten Bosch taught the audience to think in 4 dimensions. Now most of you probably have no idea what that means, and no, the 4rth dimension is not time. So how does it work ?

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Shadowrun level editor : using the name of the player in dialogs and other cool stuff

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to use text expansions. Text expansions are simple bits of code that make conversations much more natural. You can use it to call the player by their name or use the right gender and race when talking to them. It’s very simple to use and makes the dialogs a lot more immersive.

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Shadowrun level editor : branching discussions and questionning

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to write an interactive discussion between two characters. We’ll have a look at how to let players chose dialog options from multiple possible answers while avoiding duplicating content.

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Shadowrun level editor : writing dialogs

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to write a very basic (linear) discussion between two characters and add an interaction to dislay it in the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the dialog options and basics conversation to talk.

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Shadowrun level editor basic interactions : opening doors

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to add a door in a scene and make it interactive using the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the options specific to doors using the basic interactions menu.

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Shadowrun level editor basic interactions : warping players to a different map

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to add interactions to a prop in a scene using the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the options specific to transitions between different locations in seperate maps using the basic interactions menu.

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Shadowrun level editor basic interactions : inspecting clues

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to add interactions to a prop in a scene using the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the options specific to inspect clues or environments using the basic interactions menu.

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Shadowrun level editor basic interactions : picking up an item

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to add interactions to a prop in a scene using the Shadowrun Hong Kong level editor. We’ll have a look at the options specific to picking up items using the basic interactions menu. Continue reading Shadowrun level editor basic interactions : picking up an item

Shadowrun editor : efficient wall placement and using height

In previous Shadowrun Hong Kong tutorials, we’ve seen how to add assets to a map and place a floor on a plane. Today we’re going to add some walls to the scene.

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