Category: Unity

May
13

Development Vlog: Button Glyphs

A Super Slam Dunk Touchdown game development update. We’re talking about button glyphs, and how such a simple thing isn’t so simple when you support lots of different controllers. The video shows a few simple demonstrations of this. This feature […]

Apr
13

Unity 5 Issues

UPDATE: A workaround for this issue has been found. Untgrad Fail I was excited to upgrade Super Slam Dunk Touchdown to Unity 5 for the profiling tool and the new audio mixer. The profiler seemed to work, though nothing jumped […]

Feb
25

Unity Slide Show? Because!

Howdy! This is just a quick pre-GDC post because I wrote some slide show code in Unity and thought it might be useful to someone! Backstory: There’s going to be a spare monitor at my GDC Play booth, so I […]

Oct
29

Flippity-Do-Da: Mirroring a Complex Object in Unity

First, there was this goal: It was nothing special. Back then, the game looked like this: Then I added the hoop and field goal posts: And the game then looked like this: When the time came to add goal art, […]

Sep
24

Animated Balls

One shortcoming in Super Slam Dunk Touchdown has been the use of my non-animated programmer art balls. The reason for this is the massive amount of work required to make the balls animate correctly with respect to the 3D geometry. This […]

Jul
18

Dat PASS!

Much like shooting monsters in Space Invaders, the key to passing is to aim at where your target is going, not where it is. With that, and some handy prediction code courtesy of a stackoverflow user named “Broofa”, I was able […]

Jul
07

New Character!

I just got the 1st rough draft of the American football character from Chris! I spent today revamping the animation system so each character will default to a standard set of animations, but I can go in and make customizations […]

Jun
30

Sprite-Based Text!

I just finished writing code for sprite-based text in unity. Since the game is low-fi, I wanted the font to be somewhat legit. Here’s the font I created for the old XNA version of the game: And here’s it rendering […]

Jun
26

More Recent Sneak Peek

Work continues on Sportsball here at the studio (aka a spare room in my house). I’ve been working with Chris on putting in some rough animations, and already they are making a huge difference. So far we have Mr. Hockeyman animated […]

Jun
18

1st Peek at the game in Unity

Back when Sportsball was a humble XNA prototype, I had assumed the physics would be really basic. Mainly because I didn’t want to write a whole physics engine. Now that I’m writing the game in Unity, that problem is taken care […]