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 […]

Unity 2D space shooter – gameplay / gamedev video update – update 9

New planet graphics and the minigun firing

I’ve been spending sparse bits of my time in the evenings fixing bugs, and adding new features to the 2D space shmup project. For now it is really just a case of getting the “platform” ready. Once that is done, I’ll have all the bits and pieces I need to create the game/storyline I have […]

Unity 2D space shooter – object pooling and other progress – update 7

I am writing this blog post from an apartment in Girne, enjoying a week off of work (the day job!) with my wife in Northern Cyprus. We spent the day today on a boat trip cruising around the coast, swimming at various points along the way and enjoying the sun. Being off of work of […]

Unity 2D space shooter update – adding a laser weapon

I recently had a nice, month long holiday in South Africa. Apart from affording me some well deserved downtime and a “castaway-like” beard, this meant I was also able to get quite a lot done on my re-working of “Cosmosis” (my original iPhone/iOS app) using the Unity engine. This time the game will be developed […]

Unity 2D space shooter – retractable wing animation

Cosmosis, the original shmup for iOS I created my first 2D space shooter (shmup) called Cosmosis in Objective-C using cocos2d-iphone a few years back. The game didn’t feature much with regard to individual sprite animation though. Since recently getting acquainted with Unity3D, I decided to recreate Cosmosis using this excellent tool. This decision was even […]

Homing missiles using PID Controller for Cosmosis

This is a quick update on progress of my “update” to Cosmosis. I have got a fair amount done, but find myself falling into the trap I got myself into when I first developed Cosmosis – the “just one more feature” syndrome! I am going to be a lot stricter this time around, and won’t […]