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Development, gaming, programming,

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May 19, 2019

How I created a strange design pattern and how it proved to be so incredibly useful.

Like many amazing finds or new things, this particular solution came from a tricky problem. To understand the issue best, I have created a small diagram below that shows a simplified hi...

November 21, 2018

I have started work on a new game! I recently bought Super Motherload for quite cheap and played it through. Super Motherload is a Steam release sequal to the original free Miniclip game Motherload. There was also a paid version called Motherload Goldium which is now b...

August 4, 2018

Recently I have been spending my spare time working on a new 2D engine in C++. The engine is built off of SFML (Simple and Fast Media Library) [2] which provides a platform independent layer with several modules that handle the following: System, window, graphics, netw...

November 24, 2017

Today I read an amazing and super interesting article written by Lucas Pope on TigSource. It documents his battle to create a smooth 1 bit rendering of his game by use of dithering. If you are into graphics programming at all, I'm sure you will enjoy it!

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August 23, 2017

Event System Overview:
The event system is a back-end data structure which allows something to connect / disconnect to it. Anything connected to it when it is called, will be notified and can do things based on what happened. An example is an event for a client joining...

November 2, 2016

I have spent a lot less time working on my hobby game "CubeRunner" (yeah I don't have an actual name yet) than I would like but work and life keeps me busy! I recently implemented a level system for the game. I got inspired whilst I was playing Track Mania and realised...

October 25, 2016

Since my new PC build, my brother and I have been playing the new Forza. I have an XBOX 360 controller running through a wireless receiver which makes racing smooth and fun! This is probably the only time or situation in which I can say that a controller is actually be...

October 5, 2016

Hello, I haven't posted in a while so I have decided to write a brief summary of what I have been up to. As an avid Counter Strike player, I attend many LAN events. They are extremely fun but can be tiresome when it comes to lugging my Corsair 600T PC around! A few mon...

June 21, 2016

Hello. So a while back I randomly stumbled across this piece of artwork on the net and thought it was a cool idea, so I decided to recreate it in Garry's Mod.

Inpiration / idea from:
The Clock Clock turns a wall of analog clocks into digital art

Basically it is an ar...

February 8, 2016

Hello, now that I'm pretty busy working full time, hobby projects are probably going to get a lot less attention. None the less I motivated myself to work on a new project this week which would help improve my workflow at GGG. I created a simple program that would allo...

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