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 […]

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

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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 […]

Character creator with Amazon DynamoDB integration in Unity3D

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

Unity 2D space shooter – general development progress update 11

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Game progress has been a little slow lately. I’ve been doing a bit of contracting work in the evenings and I’ve also had a pretty intense training routing on the go for the last few months in preparation for a Spartan race which I am participating in this week. That doesn’t mean I haven’t tried […]