Unity 2D space shooter – general development progress update 11

Interior space station parallax layer

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 […]

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 – a real GUI and menu system – update 8

in-game-ui-3

The search for a Unity 3D GUI system to fit my needs Up until now, I had not yet shown off any GUI work, and for a good reason too! The game had been using the built-in GUI that Unity 3D version 4.3 offers, which as many of you know has not been the greatest, […]

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 […]

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 […]