Materials of Magic

What would a role playing game be without magic? I’ve always been one to go for the magic users in most of the games I’ve played, but I always thought it was kind of crappy how doing so limits me in some games from other cool stuff like that warrior gear I can’t use just…

A Skeuomorphic Love Affair

Sounds juicy doesn’t it, but first let’s get the terminology straight. For those of you that don’t know, Wikipedia defines skeuomorphism as: A skeuomorph is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues from structures that were necessary in the original. Examples include pottery embellished with imitation rivets reminiscent of similar pots made of metal…

2D Skeletal Animation with Spine

Today I thought we’d talk about the animation systems that we’re using for our upcoming role playing game. The game is being developed using Unity, and Unity provides all sorts of support for 3D models, textures, and animation … but our game is 2D, so what can we do? Well, if this were 20 years…

Behold the Candelabra

This just in … programmer discovers that making art can be fun, who knew? Since most of my time is spent coding, artwork is not something I ever spent a lot of time creating myself.  Sure back in high school the design and painting classes were fun, but I never really looked further into the…