Global Game Jam 2013

global game jam 2013

The Global Game Jam will be on January 25-27, 2013 – I applied for site to host a small group here in Central Luzon State University. Hoping that the GGJ people will let us join this world wide cool activity.

About GGJ

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games… while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. Although the event is heavily focused on programming, there are many other areas where people who don’t code can contribute to a game. Continue reading

Multi-user application using Unity3d

I been doing 3d interactive for almost 7 years now and yes, its been really hard to create one. You have to do 3d modeling, rigging, animation, export to compliant format properly, then the hardest thing of all – the coding to make it interactive or a game, then compile for web or offline based application.

Recently, i explored Unity3d and it gives me more power – rapid development – because in less time i  finished my application than other software I used before. Well, unity3d is a game engine – and not a 3d modeling app &  you still have to know Object Oriented Programming (C++/Javascript/Java/Python/As3 or Boo hehehe).  But unity3d has a GUI (like blender3d which is also one of the best software for free) that makes it quite easier than only imagining the 3d scene & objects using a text editors IDE alone.

In just 1-2 weeks i have deployed a simple multi-player 3d game. Yes, its not yet done, but the functionality is almost done. Building a network application really takes heck of time and efforts but with unity3d i can say that “i finally found the one” hehe. Back then it takes months for the same thing/output.

Well, please try my unfinished but working multiplayer 3d game created using unity3d.

Instruction, download and play – see “network.exe” run it –  click start server, copy the zipped file  to another computer with the same network, then type-in the IP address (replace the with the server’s IP address) – then voila – you will see each other’s player (a box that will move & shoot using  WASD & Space keys). By the way there will be lots of gray cube (enemies with programmed Artificial Intelligence & rigidbody/physics) that will chase your player – enemies can be shoot but wont die for now hehehe

try it now – download here!