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Monday, April 04, 2016

DEVGAME developments

It's time to start thinking about the next DEVGAME course, but even though the recent course is over, the learning doesn't stop. I've put up a post about putting my own production principles into action, which worked out rather well in the case of Art of Sword, and the game's lead programmer has put up sample code to duplicate and order 2D animation sprites in Unity.

There are also other posts by programmers, artists, and even musicians. It's rapidly turning into a great resource for neophyte game developers. If you're interested in attending, or you know someone who might be interested, let them know about the DEVGAME blog before the next session begins in May.

In other news, we're looking at offering additional advanced education courses, including Astronomy and Economics, about which more soon.

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22 Comments:

OpenID dc123884-8321-11e5-a9c5-a3b429e4d26a April 04, 2016 4:04 PM  

It's a great site. Just noticed it about three weeks ago on the sidebar.

Blogger SteelPalm April 04, 2016 4:38 PM  

As a professional economist myself, I have been generally impressed with Vox's knowledge of the subject, so that one doesn't surprise me.

But Astronomy? That one caught me by surprise. Will you be teaching that one yourself Vox, or someone else?

Anonymous Stickwick April 04, 2016 5:32 PM  

The astronomy course will be taught by me.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 04, 2016 5:57 PM  

I'm comfortable teaching Calc 1 and 2, if you need that. I've gone up to partial differential equations, abstract algebra, et al, but I'm not comfortable teaching beyond Calc 2.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 04, 2016 6:02 PM  

Maybe I'll try to throw together an intro video. There are already some folks in Koanic's forum who've hinted that they'd appreciate this sort of thing.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 04, 2016 6:03 PM  

(Only problem is that technology is yucky and I hate it :-P.)

Blogger KC9ZNR April 04, 2016 6:04 PM  

Will the DEVGAME course cover some of the challenges related to development for VR? I'm thinking HTC Vive and how it differs from the traditional.

Anonymous Boogeyman April 04, 2016 6:07 PM  

Off topic, but I'm getting a 404 notice when I click on the Castalia House. Is it just me, or is there faggotry afoot?

Blogger Student in Blue April 04, 2016 6:16 PM  

Will the DEVGAME course cover some of the challenges related to development for VR? I'm thinking HTC Vive and how it differs from the traditional.

It's more of a broad course in what it's like "behind the scenes" as a developer and what it takes.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 04, 2016 6:34 PM  

Boogeyman wrote:Off topic, but I'm getting a 404 notice when I click on the Castalia House. Is it just me, or is there faggotry afoot?

Faggotry. They've been down for a week or so, due to ISP shenanigans.

I gave my technical diagnosis in the original thread.

Blogger Doseux April 04, 2016 7:25 PM  

I await the establishment of your full-fledged Vox University.

Blogger Nate April 04, 2016 7:33 PM  

"In other news, we're looking at offering additional advanced education courses, including Astronomy and Economics, about which more soon. "

econ. Sweet.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 04, 2016 7:38 PM  

Doseux wrote:I await the establishment of your full-fledged Vox University.

I figure there are one or two people around here who could do a programming course :-P.

Anonymous BGKB April 04, 2016 7:44 PM  

In other news, we're looking at offering additional advanced education courses, including Astronomy and Economics, about which more soon

Apparently Scott is a virginity verifier / hymen inspector for the evangelical church, I imagine a lot of guys might want to go into that field.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 04, 2016 10:01 PM  

Devgame was great. The other courses also sound good.

Blogger Michael Maier April 04, 2016 10:19 PM  

I really think the next DEVGAME course should throw all its weight into making the "JIHAD" game described in the recent thread. The LOLs alone would be worth it.

I'd buy it.

Blogger Steampunk Koala April 04, 2016 11:58 PM  

Does the course usually start on the first, or later in the month? Trying to make sure I have a free enough schedule to not wait till September.

Blogger Ahazuerus April 05, 2016 12:18 AM  

Stickwick,

Have you seen Spike Psarris' DVDs on astronomy? Well worth it I think.

Blogger rho April 05, 2016 1:05 AM  

Stickwick wrote:The astronomy course will be taught by me.

I'm in for this, dependent on review of the material.

Blogger Thomas Davidsmeier April 05, 2016 11:57 AM  

DevGame was awesome, but definitely an introduction to the actual real world practice of making and selling video games. Not a programming or technology course. Then again, as I've found out, there are already plenty of programming tutorials and such out there about games. DevGame is definitely completely different. I wish I'd known all that stuff along time ago. I might have chosen a different career path way back when. Then again, I'm not in the career I chose back then now either.

Blogger Avraham April 06, 2016 5:44 AM  

I have found that math and physics are buildings that are built brick by brick. The trouble is sometimes a person has missed one step somewhere and that will mean an essential piece is missing from everything that comes later. Because of this I have found it helpful to learn a few books on the same topic. This is because often one book will fill in detail left out by the other book. I found the Shaum editions to be very helpful and Wik also.

Blogger Teben April 06, 2016 8:50 AM  

Really bummed out that I missed this, I had been planning on participating but things just got way too busy over the past few months (timing this amidst and all nighter!)

I'll be keeping an eye out for the next one.

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