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Aug 12 2013, 8:33am Anchor

Hi everyone,
I reckon you might be interested in new Software Developer's Jorunal issue about Game Development.

We are currently starting a new division in SDJ with ambitious plan to make it world's best professionals-only game industry section you can find in a magazine.

It is created by professionals for professionals.

You can learn how to develop games or simply get inspired by our authors! We want to give you the best of game development, with articles ranging from programming, production, business and management, visual arts and much more.

What's inside?

Casual games in Java for mobile devices
How to develop games using Java? General design understanding and much more.

Cross platform development on mobile with Unity3D
If you're writing native code, your days are numbered. In this era of fast-moving platform wars, you can't afford to be anchored to one technology. Learn about your cross platform options and why Unity3D is probably the best choice for your studio.

Introduction to OpenGL
If we want to develop a game with massive graphics nowadays, we will probably use DirectX or OpenGL, for rendering. DirectX is slightly more popular, but OpenGL will overgrow it soon, so if you want to dive in developing cool looking games with awesome 3D worlds, this is the way you should start.

Indie games
The indie game industry has its golden era due to new online distribution systems and the mobile game markets. We will provide you with articles from some of the most notable independent game creators.

The Economics of Game Development: the Business of Freemium in Games (and Beyond)
It takes a lot to create and place an app on the mobile market, a combination of creative app design and technical knowhow to turn that next great idea into an actual working app to submit to a publisher like Apple or Google. And with aggressive app marketing, and more than a little luck (preferably both!), you may even get your app to hit the #1 spot on whichever application stores you’re targeting. But what makes your app stay on top?

Hi everyone,
I reckon you might be interested in new Software Developer's Jorunal issue about Game Development.

We are currently starting a new division in SDJ with ambitious plan to make it world's best professionals-only game industry section you can find in a magazine.

It is created by professionals for professionals.

You can learn how to develop games or simply get inspired by our authors! We want to give you the best of game development, with articles ranging from programming, production, business and management, visual arts and much more.

What's inside?

Casual games in Java for mobile devices
How to develop games using Java? General design understanding and much more.

Cross platform development on mobile with Unity3D
If you're writing native code, your days are numbered. In this era of fast-moving platform wars, you can't afford to be anchored to one technology. Learn about your cross platform options and why Unity3D is probably the best choice for your studio.

Introduction to OpenGL
If we want to develop a game with massive graphics nowadays, we will probably use DirectX or OpenGL, for rendering. DirectX is slightly more popular, but OpenGL will overgrow it soon, so if you want to dive in developing cool looking games with awesome 3D worlds, this is the way you should start.

Indie games
The indie game industry has its golden era due to new online distribution systems and the mobile game markets. We will provide you with articles from some of the most notable independent game creators.

The Economics of Game Development: the Business of Freemium in Games (and Beyond)
It takes a lot to create and place an app on the mobile market, a combination of creative app design and technical knowhow to turn that next great idea into an actual working app to submit to a publisher like Apple or Google. And with aggressive app marketing, and more than a little luck (preferably both ) , you may even get your app to hit the # 1 spot on whichever application stores you’re targeting. But what makes your app stay on top?

Aug 13 2013, 11:43pm Anchor

Hey,

I have joined ranks of Indie Games Developers four months ago by buying $55 Android Tablet. Since then I worked about every other weekend on my first game about stylized dandelion seed. I am new here and I don't want to start by posting links to my game in my first post, but if you want to search for it, the name is "Mr. Dandelion's Adventures".

The greatest success of the game was that "Mr. Dandelion" google search result ranks my facebook page as second and the play store link as third, surpassing a fluffly dog with eye injury called Mr. Dandelion. Eat that, canine Mr. Dandelion! Actually it felt quite bad. But the first result is a facebook profile of some guy with sixpack, so I guess I still have work to do.

I like helping other developers, I am quite active in AndEngine community. I offered free banner in my game for the AndEngine devs. (However I had to deal with an overwhelming lack of interest.)

I love ramen, pygmy owls and living in foreign countries.

grouchbag
grouchbag I art grouchier than thou.
Aug 14 2013, 1:10am Anchor

Welcome to MODDB!Best of luck with your game a nd other future projects! 8)

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"sweet"  little old lady

Aug 16 2013, 3:56pm Anchor

Hey guys my name is Ben and I've been developing games seriously for about a year. I work mainly in the production and design side of things but am competent with gameplay scripting. My list of favorite games changes from year to year...recently I've been playing a lot of Spelunky, Torchlight II, FTL, Don't Starve, and Dark Souls.

I currently live in Orlando, where the crazy happens.

Mobius89
Mobius89 Proud FREDder of the Inferno Team
Aug 20 2013, 7:16pm Anchor
Aug 21 2013, 5:14am Anchor

Hi, I'm Rowan, and I'm a games developer for a small indie studio. I got into game development through modding - progressing from dialogue and quest writing through level building to scripting... and from there it seemed a logical step to learn programming. When I joined the site, and had a look around, it was really nice to see that one Morrowind mod I worked on all those years ago is still up on modDB :)

Aug 25 2013, 7:42pm Anchor

Hey guys. I'm new to the forums here at Indie DB.

I've been using ModDB for quite soem time now since it's probably one of the best places to find mods before I ran into these forums. So yeah! I've been a gamer all my life and about a year ago started reviewing games for a smalle site called Gamersaurs.com. As soon as I get my hands on some software and an external hard drive, I'm also going to be making videos and throwing them onto youtube since my HDD is pretty full at the moment and I'm not really sure how much space hours of footage takes up. But I'll figure that out when I get to it.

Currently playing Payday 2, Saints Row 4, Planetside 2 and Warframe. Just got a controller too for the sake of playing Darksouls since mods haven't really made the PC controls feel just right yet.

Sooo yeah! I'll see you guys around on the forums. :3

Sep 7 2013, 9:06am Anchor

Hello!
I'm new here so thought I would just say hi and introduce myself! I'm Jude, 25 and a casual gamer to be honest! Just finished Eleusis and loved it! Next on the list is 'The wooden clock'. If you have any great game suggestions drop me a message! :) :thumbup:

Edited by: lilpixie88

Sep 7 2013, 3:17pm Anchor

Hi! I'm new to this site and forum. But not new to the industry.
My game Land of Zom is currently number 2 on IndieDB and number 1 on SlideDB.

I'll try and hang around here.

Also, I'm looking to hire artists for Land of Zom! Check out our site for contact details if you're interested.

Sep 8 2013, 2:31am Anchor

Hey guys whats up my name is seth i play games and upload them to youtube with 1600 subscribers a slow growing gaming channel
I enjoy games like halo and call of duty some left 4 dead MIxed in with some gta 4-5

Sep 8 2013, 3:11am Anchor

Hiya! I'm the new kid on the block. I'm a young composer with a knack for platformers, trying to enter rpgs and would love a challange.

Other than that all I can say is I'm James and I like games, some of my favorites are Pikmin, DKC, and Skyrim, though I'm not a big fan of FPSs and Racing games (I can play them but I'm just not into them)

Sep 8 2013, 11:48am Anchor

Hey everyone I'm Brick. I'm the leader of Fight Club Games and I'm kind of an all-around game developer (I'm trying to specialize in code though).

Sep 9 2013, 2:12am Anchor

Hey the name is Trevor. I just joined a couple minutes ago. I'm 17 and enjoy a variety of games. I was on google searching SAO and it sent me a link here and I thought it would be amazing to join.

grouchbag
grouchbag I art grouchier than thou.
Sep 9 2013, 2:52am Anchor

Hi,Trevor!Welcome to the forums. 8)

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"sweet"  little old lady

Sep 9 2013, 7:22am Anchor

Hello everyone!

I'm Stefan from Sweden, I am a level designer branching into scripting and some modeling. I've mostly been modding in wc3 and sc2 until I started at a gamedev education called The Game Assembly, currently I spend my days as an intern at Defrost Games making a TBA game.

I like listening to pretantious metalbands, playing highpaced rts-games (dota, starcraft etc), practise martial arts and eat stuff.

Sep 11 2013, 1:45am Anchor

Greetings and Salutations......

I'm not really a Newbie, but a Oldbie who forgot his username and password.

Anyway, I now own DAWN OF WAR one and two and all their expansions and for some reason. I still prefer the original to the second one. Despite it's better graphics.

I used to have quite collection of MODS that I downloaded mostly from RELIC FORUM. Though, that was on a computer that now no longer works. Even though I managed to save and transfer every file from it. All the MODS I have on it are lost amongst all the other files I have now put into onto external storage device. Anyway, a while before my old computer died. All the MODS that I had installed suddenly disappeared one day. Very mysterious occurance this was. Since then I haven't been able to retrieve them or even relocate them on RELIC FORUMS. Although, they were still downloaded on my computer at the time. I would have been a huge task to relocate them all and reinstall them with the MOD MANANAGER and their various patches.

Now, I have come back to it. I would like to relocate and reinstall them all again. Though right now I have two computers. I have regular PC with a broken keyboard that I have all of the DAWN OF WAR games on and a Laptop that works better and may install all the games on it in the very near future.

The only mods that I recall are.....

TYRANIDS Which there was a lot of work done for this. Though, I think there were still some place-holder graphic model for some units. This MOD was still very impressive in it's unfinished state and very different from what had been implemented in DAWN OF WAR: 2! Anyway, it does look a lot like a earlier build of the TYRANIDS MOD I found here right now. This particular version I had been updated for DARK CRUSADE only! As before I had even purchased SOUL STORM.

TAU This one was quite impressive for being another unfinished work and it was very different from what had been implemented in DARK CRUSADE! They didn't use those hover drone builder units, but had assigned one of the lower caste Tau themselves as the builder. It was only updated to either the vanilla DAWN OF WAR game or it's first expansion WINTER ASSAULT! Impressive, but still with a lot of placeholder graphic models.

SISTERS OF BATTLE This was very good. It had every unit including the Arbites and flying Cherubs. Every unit, except for the Uber Penitent Engine unit that was locked. This mods was very similer to what was implemented in SOUL STORM if not more impressively. It was even given some heavy metal electric guitars on the main menu screen which was unfortunately messed up. I believe this had been updated for DARK CRUSADE only.

DAEMON HUNTERS This was my favourite. As they had this cool looking quasi-scifi looking medieval stone tower as their Head-quarters. They had their cybernetic builder unit that could hover up or down. Scholar units that wielded lasers, Psykers, Grey Knights, and the Inquisitor Commander Unit. What Liked most was these torches or lamp post you could build and light up and they would slow down the enemy. Very impressive and I think this one was updated for DARK CRUSADE!

HARLIQUINS: DANCE OF DEATH This one was another favourite of mine and was made official as it was included on a demo disc. It had Mimes, Troupers, Death Jesters, and my two favourite units the Shadow-Seer and Solitair. There was also their very impressive Eldar walker unit. I missed this MOD greatly. I think it was originally made for WINTER ASSAULT and then updated DARK CRUSADE!

DAWN OF STEEL Now, I don't know much about these fellows, but they seem more down to earth then the other factions. They look a lot like Nazis with lazer guns. They had had a very interesting head quarters, they horse riding units, they had Paratroopers, and this commander unit with trenchcoat and long beard. Forget who they all were, actually. To be honest, my knowledge of the WARHAMMER 40K cannon has never really been good. I have only leanrt about it through playing these computer games.

There was also another two mods with Space Marines on Motor-bikes. They even had a option where they would play the song LOW RIDER and there was a MOD with the massive War-Dog in it.

I would really like to rediscover these MODS or some thing like them if they are no longer available. Preferably for the SOUL STORM expansion. Which I must say was disappointing. Those aerial units didn't animate properly.

I would also like to know where is the MOD MANAGER? This is very important to me.

Please help!!!!!

Edited by: MISTERMODDER

Sep 11 2013, 2:07am Anchor

Hello, I'm an incoming game developer who is going to learn game developing from scratch.

First let me introduce myself. I'm Homer, a YT amateur v-logger who talks about video game topics and also a Let's Player. I'm currently working on an idea to incorporate ideas from Klonoa: Empire of Dreams, ActRaiser and Ys III in a game but since I'm just getting started I need to learn the ropes first.

If you're curious on what I do on my free time here is my channel:

Youtube.com

Sep 11 2013, 3:05am Anchor

Hi.. newbie here. I got a few Desura keys from bundles I have bought and wanted to take a look around on this site as well to find some diversity in games and not just the stuff that gets huge backing and ends up on other sites. I have been PC gaming for many years now.. I know showing my age... and enjoy many types of games.. in fact there are few types I have not enjoyed so far. I recently got RPG Maker as well and have been trying to think of things I might want to make taht other people might enjoy playing.. but also very new at this. Just wanted to say Hi for now :)

Sep 12 2013, 6:32am Anchor

My name is z00m and I am a total n00b to the modding scene. I am currently playing Dark Souls and I would like to use that game as my gateway into modding. Could you please inform me as to how I can get started making mods for Dark Souls. I would like to know specifically how I can access the games code and start experimenting by making minor changes to it in hopes of one day growing to be capable of making fully fledged mods like the kind available on this website. Thank you.

Sep 12 2013, 9:16pm Anchor

I'm Butch and not so new to ModDB and I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. I was also the first man on the moon, and used my time-traveling capabilities to go back and shoot Hitler in the head at the end of WWII. I am also a demigod who likes long walks on the beach and vanilla ice cream, i can also speak over 30 different languages like Deutsch, español, slovenščina, and 中國的 ect. BTW i also like video games.

Sep 12 2013, 10:42pm Anchor

Hello, I am Amanda. Or you can call me Mandy, it really doesn't matter to me. I've been a gamer since I first started school. I am 21 and currently loving the hell out of some Project Zomboid and impatiently waiting for Grand Theft Auto 5!

Sep 20 2013, 8:58pm Anchor

My name is Dylan Williams. I'm 21 years old. I'm new to the game development community. I've been playing video games since I was 4 years old. My first game was Kirby's Adventure for the NES. It's one of my favorite games of all time, along with Crash Bandicoot and Spyro for the PS1 and PS2. My favorite games for PS3 include: Uncharted, God of War 3, MLB 10: The Show, and Heavy Rain. My favorite non-exclusive games include: XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Rayman Origins, Skyrim, GTA 4, . Favorite PC titles include Don't Starve, Simcity, The Sims, and Starcraft.
I enjoyed playing video games so much, that I thought to myself one day, "Why not make them?" That was about 6 years ago. It's been a rocky start, but I think I've finally got it figured out and in the process of creating my first game.
My only issue is art. I'm no good at art. If you are interested in working with me for the artsy side of games, feel free to contact me and we'll discuss cuts and royalites. I'm a fair person, I will not play you. I know if I want good art, it's best not to bite the hand that feeds you. Thank you

Sep 21 2013, 7:08am Anchor

Hey everyone. My name is David and I'm new to IndieDB.

I have been playing games since god knows when. Maybe since the original gameboy, NES, Sega Megadrive era? I also have a background in software development. So when I was thinking about what to do in life, making games sort of just came naturally to me.

First of all, I'm a gamer. Secondly, I know how to program/develop. So why not merge them?

And I'm also the guy behind WhiteSponge (Whitesponge.com) and I'm currently crafting a strategy JRPG, Small Chronicles. Do check it out and follow the latest updates on it.

It's my 1st day in IndieDB but I'm already liking the vibe here. Cheers everyone!

Sep 21 2013, 9:56am Anchor

Hey my name is Jacob. I am 16 years old. I am working on a cool game at the moment that I wish to sell here. I also want to check out all of your games1 I can't wait to get started!

Mobius89
Mobius89 Proud FREDder of the Inferno Team
Sep 24 2013, 4:40pm Anchor
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