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The Last Treat

January 14, 2015

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In October 2014 I took part in 64digits’ Scary4Digits game jam. I made a small first person shooter / walking simulator that tells a story about a kid that is late for Halloween.

The Last Treat

The Last Treat

To meet the deadline and save some time during the asset creation I chose an art style that works without textures but takes advantage of Unity Pro’s image effects like bloom, vignetting, depth of field, noise, sun shafts, edge detection and refraction of light. I always wanted to experiment with those and with The Last Treat I finally had the opportunity to do so.

Furthermore I gave the 3d models a distinct style which I describe later in this post. With a toon shader applied in Unity that renders outlines and rim lights it looks very pretty.

The Last Treat Screenshot

The Last Treat Screenshot

With The Last Treat I won my first game jam. The game is available for free. You can play it in you browser but I recommend to download the installer and play it full screen.

The game’s website: xfunnyname.com/the_last_treat.html

If you like it and want to leave a tip, you can 🙂

Now about the 3d models. Here’s an image that describes how I stylized them:

Stylized tree in Blender

Stylized tree in Blender

All the 3d models I made for the game:

The Last Treat - 3d models in Blender

The Last Treat – 3d models in Blender

That’s it for now.
Thanks!


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Beer, Birds and Eggs

May 8, 2014

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Wooshh!

Topics in this blog post aaaarrreeee…

Blender

  • Beer bottle render
  • → Quick Tip: Condensed Water

Games

  • Urban Bird Flip 3D update
  • → Quick Tip: Unity, Optimization for Mobiles
  • Easter Color Beat Machine
  • → Quick Tip: Unity, Rhythm games

Business

  • RevMob & Gamejolt Revenue

Let’s go!


Blender LogoBlender

For a friend I designed labels for a fictional beer brand. The ship in the logo is a render of gregzaal’s model which you can download here: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/66638

hafenbrause_klabautermann_front

I also modeled a bottle in Blender and rendered a promo image.

Beer Bottles

Beer Bottles

 

QuickTip

–> Quick tip on how to get condensed water on bottles in Blender :

  • Model a few variations of water drops and group them.
  • Select your bottle and create a Particle System.
  • Choose the group in the Render section.

I used two Particle Systems. One for big drops and one for small drops.
And a vertex group to have control over where on the bottle the drops appear.

Condensed Water (Blender)

Condensed Water (Blender)

 


Games

Urban Bird Flip 3D Update

I took the time to have a look at my Flappy Jam entry Urban Bird Flip 3D again and updated a few things.

I changed the shaders, built a new GUI and updated the RevMob and Google Play Game Service plugins.
The pitch black shadows are gone now and everything feels much warmer and more cartoony.

Urban Bird Flip 3D - New GUI 1Urban Bird Flip 3D - New shadersUrban Bird Flip 3D - New GUI 2

 

I also optimized the code after I checked out Unity’s guides for mobiles:

QuickTip

In Unity:
Use object pooling instead of Instantiate and Destroy.

Check out the helpful Guides to Optimization for Mobiles:

 

Easter Egg Jam

I made a little game for the Easter Egg Jam. A game jam hosted by @Jupiter_Hadley and @i_palmentieri and the first one that used gamejolt’s new game jam system.

My entry is Easter Color Beat Machine Deluxe and you can play it here!

Easter Color Beat Machine Deluxe

Easter Color Beat Machine Deluxe

 

QuickTip

If you want to make rhythm games with Unity check out


Revenue

In terms of revenue nothing big happened last month which isn’t surprising because I did not release anything new. I’m still waiting for the job center to decide whether I get the support or not.

RevMob:

February 2014: $0.46601
March 2014: $3.65716
April 2014: $1.90376

Gamejolt:

Gamejolt Revenue April 2014

Gamejolt Revenue April 2014

 


Now I will work on a little story mission in Unity and try to figure out a good way to display dialog and make cinematic camera movements and stuff.

Feel free to comment, check out the games and beat the high scores 🙂

See you in the next post.

 


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