Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cartoony vs Realistic Art Style

You may have noticed that I've been playing around with more realistic textures.

Below, I've posted a shorter clip comparing the cartoony style vs. the realistic one. Granted, the game is still a "cartoony" game even with more realistic textures. I mean, come on, we have dogs flying in planes! How realistic can it get?

Well, the realistic/cartoony thing really only applies to the environment (ie. the terrain, props, skybox, etc.) not the HUD or player/enemy models.

Let me know which one you like better on the forum:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Screenshot, XNA, Mac vs PC...FLAMEWAR

This week, I've been working on a new level for Canine Combat. There really isn't much to show yet, but I'll post a screenshot anyway :D

Yeah, I know, just a satellite dish and mountain range. I'll have more to show in the coming days.

But anyhow, I've been thinking about getting a new Mac laptop, more specifically a Macbook Pro. Most of my friends hate Mac's but having grown up with them has earned them a special place in my heart. Also, having grown up with them, has shown me how much Mac gamers appreciate their games, since there so far and few between. I always wished more game companies would support Mac, thats why all my games are cross platform.

I must confess, over the past few days I've been taking a closer look at XNA from Microsoft. No, don't panic, I'm not going to be using it for any of my games, I'm actually going to be teaching a class on game programming and the students wanted to use XNA. If your a non-technical person and don't know what I'm talking about, XNA is basically a game framework put out by Microsoft in order to promote indie game development on Windows. As stated previously, I'm a huge proponent of Mac gaming, and as such would never adopt XNA due to the fact that it locks you into Windows. I'll talk more about my game class in the coming days, till then, I'll be anticipating the Mac vs PC flameware on the forums.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Life of a student...

As I hinted in one of my earlier posts, I am a full time student, and as such, it can be difficult to manage my time effectively. Sometimes, like this labor day weekend, I thought I would've been able to work on Canine Combat. Unfortunately, I'm drowning in school work right now.

Hopefully, I'll try and get some progress made on Canine Combat and post about it tomorrow.