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

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

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 very 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

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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more