Project Echo – Game Dev Blog 1

Hi

So this is the first game development blog for my new Project, Project Echo.

Final Year Project

I worked with Project Anarchy to develop my Final Year Project Sky Adventure .I learned so much as a developer from working with this software.Working with a 3D C++ engine and industry standards like Havok Physics and AI was a great learning tool.While this is a great software there were difficulties the software was still in beta and quite overwhelming for one person. While I was done design, UI, and some animation I am predominantly a programmer. I wasted a lot of time in the beginning trying to export models,rig models and set up lighting. In the end I ending up using assets from the Project Anarchy examples.

Goals for Project Echo

Learning from my mistakes my goals are to concentrate on gameplay and writing good code.I don’t have a plan as to publish to iOS or Android at the moment. My main goal is to be become a better programmer. Having just graduated I have found that with college project it  can become all about ticking boxes and just getting something working. This is a private project I am doing to help me grow as a programmer I want it to be more quality over quantity. I want to focus on inheritance, multithreading and really efficient code.

Where to start?

Well I am working on a design document to flesh out idea and get a clear picture of the game . Having made a game with Project Anarchy before I now have a much better idea of what I can do with the software, this will make designing the game I lot easier this time.

I ‘ll try and update once a week 🙂

cheers

Katie

Sky Adventure – A 3D Adventure/puzzle game for ios iPad built using Havok Project Anarchy

Sky Adventure is an Adventure game with puzzle elements built for iPad. The game is third person and in 3D. The player explores the level solving puzzles using the items in their inventory. The levels have many physics based elements, sound effects and particle effects.
Technologies Used
C++,Lua, Project Anarchy, xCode,Visual Studio 2010, Windows, Mac, ios,Jira,Github