Tagged "video game development"


Mega Cat Project Code Design Guidelines

In addition to turning reams of design documentation and gorgeous art assets into an actual playable game, one of the goals of a video game developer should be to ensure that their code is efficient and maintainable. With these end goals in mind, it is important to start the coding process with certain principles in mind. This guide presents the strategies and ideas that underpin our approach to coding. While each game is unique, these tactics can be applied to many different situations to ensure that your project is manageable and won't become a nightmare if you need to refactor or...
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Game Development Lessons from Retro Platforms

Advice and lessons learned from retro video game development.
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Coffee Crisis Chroma Integration: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Table of Contents Introduction 3 Overview of Chroma Integration in Coffee Crisis 4 Installing Razer Synapse for development 11 Installing UnityChroma(Native) SDKs 12 Creating animations 13 Testing on real/emulated hardware 18 Behind the scenes look 19 Introduction              We, Mega Cat Studios, have recently wrapped up development on Coffee Crisis, a multiplatform 2D Beat'em Up game for Sega Genesis, PC, and Xbox One! One of the features exclusive to the PC port that we implemented into Coffee Crisis was Chroma support. Chroma is a unique, proprietary, next-generation technology that Razer implements into its product line of high-end gaming equipment, which...
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Pushing the Sega Genesis to Its Limits

All of this information is getting pulled from the following series of videos. If you are planning on doing anything along these lines, it is a great idea to not only read this document, but also watch the videos that are being referenced. They break down how to do these effects piece by piece in order to achieve these impressive effects: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi29TNPrdbwJLiB-VcWSSg-3iNTGJnn_L   2-Color 60FPS Full Screen Animations https://youtu.be/c-aQvP7CUAI   Doing a full screen animation, even at two colors, at 60 frames per second would obviously be way too large to fit on a Genesis game. Even with compression it...
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