Jordon McClain, also known as Jdawgg or Superstar McClain, is the President of a small indie game company called Steel Cyclone Studios. Jordon is self-taught and currently teaches himself Game Art, Design and Development. Jordon primarily works on the Cyclone Game Engine which is a 2D/3D game engine created entirely from scratch built upon the XNA Framework. Jordon's ultimate aim is to make it into the videogame industry and join the greats of videogame designers. In the meantime, Jordon is trying to hone his skills and learn as much as possible about this wonderful and constantly evolving industry. WARNING!: Mr. McClain is insane in the brain! :-D

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Jdawgg25 Feb 3 2013 says:

XNA is a great resource and I am grateful to have it. I am programming and designing a game engine built upon the XNA framework. See more at this link: Indiedb.com

The page will be updated gradually over time with more pictures, videos, and features. I hope you like it so far. Check it out and post comments letting me know what you think. With that said, just to be clear, I am not a professional game programmer with tons of experience. I am teaching myself and updating my engine as I go along. Thanks and I would greatly appreciate your support.

Sincerely,
Jdawgg

+2 votes   engine: XNA
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Jan 1 2013 says:

I BELIEVE I BELIEVE!

+1 vote   media: "Merry Christmas from ZPS" - Video Log
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Jdawgg25 Dec 9 2012 says:

If Splash Damage makes a sequel, it would be cool if Brink 2 uses Id Tech 5 because it has a great mega texture system. I was amazed when I found out that Brink uses Id tech 4.

+2 votes   game: Brink
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Oct 30 2012 says:

Nice logo and I am very impressed with the music! :D

+1 vote   media: Line of Fire OST - Main Menu
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Jdawgg25 Oct 30 2012 says:

Awesome :D

+1 vote   media: Alpha Project: Line of Fire | Legs
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Oct 28 2012 replied:

We currently cannot offer to sell or share the engine even though we would love to due to the fact that we do not have time to offer as much support for it. Hopefully, in the future we will be able to share our engine with other developers and hobbyist who want to develop their own games using the Cyclone Engine. If you have any questions, feel free to email us. Sorry for the inconvenience and we hope you continue supporting us.

+1 vote   engine: Cyclone Game Engine
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Oct 12 2012 says:

Check out the video on YouTube at the following link below if you are having problems with the video's quality:

Youtube.com

+1 vote   media: Cyclone Engine Short Teaser Work-In-Progress Video
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Aug 5 2012 replied:

The engine is coded in Visual Studio C#, using the XNA 4.0 framework.

+1 vote   engine: Cyclone Game Engine
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Jul 1 2012 says:

The Cyclone Engine Indie DB Page is up! I will be posting the Cyclone Engine's Progress Videos and updates there.

It is over 100 degrees here in Richmond, KY. So stay cool gamers! If it is burning up like an oven where you are, then this is the best time to be inside gaming. Respectfully Submitted...

Jdawgg :D

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Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Jun 29 2012 says:

More team members are coming soon, so stay tuned! :D

+1 vote   media: Team Photo
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Jun 17 2012 replied:

That is great that you all are trying to make a bigger indie company. At this stage it wouldn't make sense for Steel Cyclone Studios to work under a big company name. You will have to provide me a lot more information. My skype username is jordon.mcclain if you would like to explain more there.

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Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Jun 1 2012 replied:

No problem :D

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Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 May 30 2012 says:

Nice... Keep up the great work! Great Article. I'm looking into shadows with my project.

+3 votes   news: A change in the dark – shadows revisited
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 May 24 2012 says:

Awesome! Keep up the great work. I can't wait to play this game but I'll be patient. In the meantime, I'll spread word about this game.

+1 vote   news: Heroes & Generals Storms into Closed Beta
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 May 23 2012 says:

Wow, this is so cool. I hope my gun modeling skills will get this far. Keep up the awesome work!

+2 votes   media: MDR Bolt Gun - WIP
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 May 12 2012 says:

This trailer really looks amazing and your hard work has truly paid off. The music really flows will with the gameplay; not competing with it. It adds a great sense of emotion to the war. I like the particle effects and the animations. The movement looks fluid and the battles looks intense with many soldiers running on-screen. Keep up the great work! I think you are on to something...

+2 votes   media: Apostasy Gameplay Trailer
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 May 12 2012 says:

Amazing!!

+1 vote   media: Marauder Burst Rifle (Shotgun) - Early Shot
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Apr 30 2012 says:

Awesome video! I like the player movement and the vast variety of features. Keep up the good work.

+1 vote   media: Heroes & Generals - pre-Beta Videolog
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Jdawgg25 Apr 29 2012 replied:

This concept art of the gun model looks amazing and really is unique to the game. Many shooters, even the one I am currently working on (I'll admit) use the same modern gun models we've all seen before. Its nice to see something different for a change and I like all the details. I think its cool that it looks like it rolled off a factory production line; no offense gazornonplat. Thats what makes it unique and separates itself from other shooters.

+1 vote   media: Marauder High Velocity Rifle Concept Art
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Apr 29 2012 says:

Nice picture... I like the overall lighting and the gun model looks sick! I can't wait to see what more progress you've made on it. Keep up the good work.

+1 vote   media: Announcement Screenshots
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Jdawgg25 Apr 29 2012 says:

Nice Graphics... The gun model and the environment look so life-like, so real, I think I can touch it. Keep up the great work!

+2 votes   media: Tropical jungle Added
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Jdawgg25 Apr 29 2012 says:

So much detail, nice! Everything from the material of the clothing to the detail of the shoe strings on the boots... The vest looks awesome. I like all the different compartments and how smooth the model looks. Nice work!

+4 votes   media: Character Development WIP update 2
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Apr 29 2012 says:

Wow, I love the overall menu design. Greats choice of colors and the layout looks very balanced. Keep up the great work!

+1 vote   media: LOF Main Menu Concept
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Apr 24 2012 says:

I am working on getting the rights to the game studio name my friends and I are trying to start. Once we get the rights, then we will publish our business website and start an indie page for the game we are currently working on using this game engine and a page for the studio; our business. We might also make a page for this game engine as well.

Stay tuned :-D

+1 vote   member: Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Apr 22 2012 says:

Sorry the video gets a little choppy at some parts. It has been a while since I edited any videos and I will learn from my mistakes from this video and make a better video for my next progress update.

+1 vote   media: Progress Video 2
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Apr 22 2012 says:

Awesome! :D

+1 vote   media: Knight Teabagged at Pax East
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Apr 14 2012 says:

This beast model in the picture above can be found at Psionic3d.co.uk. I did not make this beast model or the player marine model just to be clear. The other models in the scene besides these are mine such as the ground, buildings and the gun model.

+1 vote   media: Progress Screenshots Update #1
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Mar 20 2012 says:

Great article!! I found it to be very helpful. :-)

+3 votes   tutorial: What a game designer needs to know?
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Mar 2 2012 says:

Nice gun and character model! Keep up the good work. :-)

+1 vote   media: Max and XM8 Z
Jdawgg25
Jdawgg25 Feb 29 2012 says:

I'll track this game! Its not a load of trash in my opinion... One's trash can be someone else's treasure. This game looks really unique and I like the art-style. Keep up the good work. :-)

+2 votes   game: Trash TV
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