I am Mário, but also known as Wizardum and Wizzy. I'm a beginner/intermediate C# programmer. I'm working to be a Indie Game Developer using the XNA Game Studio tecnology provided freely by Microsoft. I'm building up my game programming experience, I worked on a 2D game development tool and I'm currently working on several game projects. Because IndieDB is so awesome I will use it has my own online portfolio. You can also follow me on Twitter: Wizardum

RSS feed My Blogs

Hello everyone!

I decided to start showcasing my work and turn my IndieDB profile into a portfolio, and as such, my first post is about my first big project called Lunar Development Kit.

I started working on LDK around September 2010 and finished it around April 2011, so it was 7 months of heavy development but only during my free time.

I was working on LDK for a indie team called PauldronGames.

There were a lot of ambition on the project and it was supposed to be a set of several application tools that would aid the XNA game developer in his projects, by speeding up the development process.

Other team members were tasked the other tools, while I ended up doing the level editor.
But it didn't stayed a simple level editor for too long, as the ambition grown so did the application's complexity.

The level editor became a 2D game maker.
Although the project wasn't finished, it possesses functionality enough to create a full-fledged 2D game.

  • The level editor part of the application is somewhat complex and has some useful features.

  • The Assets Browser is also a very useful and a quite good-looking component and essential for designing levels, since it gives the user access to the game's assets like sprites and actors.

  • There is also C# scripting support with compiling capabilities and a basic scripting editor where you can code your scripts.

This covers the more important aspects of the application, but there are more happening behind the scenes.

Besides images I can also provide three videos that cover most of the progress of the project, the first two were recorded by my great friend Kimphoe and the third one by myself.

LDK Update 1

LDK Update 2

LDK Update 3

Now I'll provide the link to download the entire application source + binaries + two demo (and senseless) games made with the tool (both source and binaries).

To run the application you need to have installed the .Net Framework 3.5 and the Xna GameStudio 3.1. To run the demo games you only need the Xna Framework 3.1 Redistributable installed.

I can't guarantee that it will still work, I simply tested if the application executed fine, no more no less. I'm pretty sure you won't use it to create your own games since it's very inefficient, use it just for learning purposes.

To wrap things up, when I stopped working on the LDK application, I had so much more knowledge and experience in C# programming than I expected. It was a really outstanding experience, even though I ran across so many issues during its development.

LDK was essential in that it defines the way I see and approach my new projects.

This is the end, thanks for reading!

Start a group Groups
Indie Devs

Indie Devs

1,413 members Hobbies & Interests

A group dedicated to indie and standalone game development.

UDK Developer's Group

UDK Developer's Group

707 members Hardware & Tech

This is a group for all developers using the Unreal Developer's Kit. Open for all commercial, non-commercial and personal projects!

IndieRoyale

IndieRoyale

861 members Entertainment & Press

Grab hand picked indie games, available for a heavily discounted price every couple of weeks at Indie Royale.

Portugal

Portugal

102 members Geographic

Just a little group for the portuguese and friends, roaming around ModDB.

GDC 2012

GDC 2012

20 members Event

With a bevy of inspirational sessions, specialized summits and tutorials, exciting keynotes, numerous networking and social events, Expo Floor and Career...

Comments
moci
moci

Just so you know, modDB and indieDB share everything. I see you've made a few posts referring indieDB, one with a screenshot. It is highly possible that the person you are replying to is visiting modDB instead. (and they look different so the screenshot would be pointless in that case)

Just so you know.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Wizardum Creator
Wizardum

I only remember posting a screenshot showing the Desura site.
Where did I do that? can you tell me please?

Reply Good karma+1 vote
moci
moci

Correct, it was a desura screenshot. My bad - should have noticed the blue instead of the green. But it doesn't really make any difference.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Kimphoe
Kimphoe

Hey Mario, hopefully this will give me more community points :D

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
moddlord1
moddlord1

hi waz up!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Level
48%
Gamer
7
Avatar
Avatar
Status
Last Online
Country
Portugal Portugal
Gender
Male
Friends
Become friends
Member watch
Start tracking
IndieRoyale
Statistics
Rank
17,605 of 580,461
Visitors
5,874 (1 today)
Time Online
4 hours
Activity Points
158
Watchers
2 members
Comments
28
Site visits
2,409
Contact
Contact
Send Message
Friends
DJ_Link
DJ_Link Online
moci
moci Online
ShinobiNFC
ShinobiNFC Online
KilluH
KilluH Online
J.S.B
J.S.B Online
Wagmance
Wagmance Online
Kimphoe
Kimphoe Online
Shovel
Shovel Online