Rocket Constructor – A Simple Modular Rocket Building Game

rocket constructor - rocket in flight

Inspired by Kerbal Space Program and wanting to create a simple rocket building game for my then 3 year old son, I created Rocket Constructor. Rocket Constructor is a simple modular rocket building game I developed using for my son after noticing his enjoyment of the ‘Space’ theme. I created it with Unity. To play, … Read more

Unity Cloud Build automation pipeline with webhooks, and querying the Build API

Once you’ve figured out a general process for deploying game releases, you certainly don’t want to be manually completing every step of the process every time there is a release. If you add up the time spent copying build releases, updating websites with new build information, sending out notifications or change logs, etc… that time … Read more

Dropship – a 2D procedurally generated survival game – update post

I started working on Dropship (the temporary name for this project) back in January, when I was on holiday in South Africa. It is a 2D ‘Minecraft’ style, sandbox survival game, drawing inspiration from Minecraft and Starbound, two of my favourite survival/sandbox games. After getting back from holiday I kind of just left it in … Read more

Character creator with Amazon DynamoDB integration in Unity3D

In this tutorial, we’ll be covering building your very own Amazon AWS DynamoDB integrated Unity3D game. We’ll be using two public cloud based technologies provided by Amazon AWS, namely DynamoDB (a NoSQL database service), and Cognito (identity management and data synchronization). We’ll be building a character creator with Amazon DynamoDB integration in Unity3D. This will … Read more

Space Pillage dev update – lots of backlog progress on the game

I’ve been quiet for the last few months – looking after a pregnant wife, preparing for a baby, and lots of work (my normal day job) has kept me┬ávery busy, and meant I have not been able to update this blog as often as I wanted to. Now, with my son born I’ve had a … Read more

A quick Unity 2D randomized backdrop / space ship hull graphic script

In Space Pillage, various bits of the game are randomly built using modular assets. One of these types are the space ship hulls / interiors you fly through (or over) in the game. This is a quick development update showing how the interior graphics are randomised and created as needed for the game. These interiors, … Read more

Space Pillage dev update – modular gun / weapon system for enemies

This post covers my first Space Pillage dev update. It will do a quick run through of the design and thought behind the customisable / modular weapon system I have created for enemies found in the game. The customisable weapon system package is actually something I created a while back for this game. I decided … Read more