Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Game Development Blog

I just wanted to let you guys know that I've been putting alot of my time and energy into building my own game dev company for a while now.  Given the fact that there isn't much hiring going on in this region for those who don't have 5+ years of experience or more on the job, I'd much rather take my chances going out on my own doing what I enjoy.  This has been my plan for a few years now, but at first I wanted to get more industry experience before getting started, but that plan isn't working due to the overwhelmingly pickiness of hiring managers these days.

Although I haven't released any of my games yet, I've gotten off to a good start.  I have the equipment, hardware and software to do most things that I plan to do, made a nice little office in my apartment, and a few games that people are already looking forward to buying/playing (not just people, one 3rd party company is interested in one of my games).  Sounds great in all, but there's much more work to be done besides coding and designing levels/artwork. =)

My blog is located at: blog.shogun3d.net

This doesn't mean that I've stopped working on Cxbx at all!  It just means that I have more than one project going on (one that will hopefully pay off).  I still have time during my off days and weekends to work on Cxbx and other emulation related stuff.

So if you want, feel free to follow this blog and give your opinions on the games I'm working on.  Any feedback is welcome.  And at this point, I can use all the good advice I can get. :)

Shogun.

8 comments:

  1. well lets start of with you've done a great job so far with cxbx the main point of this comment is to suggest when you aren't busy and are adding games to add 'Deathrow' which is a very fun game

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  2. I had a copy of that game, I don't remember what the problem was. I'll probably get that game again soon.

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  3. blueshogun96 take care, and make sure you give more surprises!

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  5. good to see people are still trying to make their dreams become a reality.

    Im a beginner level "developer" really want to learn a language so I can get a job but not sure what to learn, possible options are: Andriod Development using Java, Commercial Software for PCs using C# , Going into games development by improving on C++ (have no experience in developing games). Any advice would helpful thanks

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    1. Sure! You may want to join the gamedev.net forums. I'm a member there and there's lots of people with various experience levels that are willing to give you advice.

      I recommend first getting started with PC game dev since it's the least problematic and complex for newbies to get started with. Android can get frusterating I've heard. Continue to learn C/C++ and C#, those will help you out alot. Once you're comfortable with your language of choice, start learning DirectX and basics of game programming. There's far too much to say for one post, so by all means, check out gamedev.net! :)

      Shogun.

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  6. You also need Android SDK Platform API 15, Revision 3 or higher in order to test OpenGL ES 2.0 based code on the emulator. So make sure that you’ve upgraded to at least Android 4.0.3, which is API 15. You emulator used for testing AndEngine code should be using Android 4.0.3 for developing a android game. Game Developer

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  7. The Iphone Game Developer of Icombot has just his thought. His application suffered from an enormous magnitude relation of pirates to legitimate users.

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