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What do Tarot cards and Hexagons have in common

So things have been slow lately with the holidays disrupting schedules and James’ ungodly amount of work from his dayjob, but we are chugging along. Fortunes I have been working faithfully on the UI of fortunes because apparently people couldn’t figure out what to do. That was quite embarrassing. Got a lot of feedback from […]

Fortunes burndown

So I haven’t updated you all on fortunes in awhile. I’d been updating testing, documentation, and refactoring a lot recently. Nothing too exciting for the non-developers out there. Recently I’ve been getting back into some UI though and am trying to implement gestures to play a card by sliding it up instead of just tapping […]

Fortunes Update — Taking charge of destiny and file systems

A big challenge I’ve faced recently has to do with data. Getting data from non-technical people. James created this fancy spreadsheet for Barbara to fill out for the divination part of fortunes and only have to deal with one card at a time. After handing me this huge spreadsheet I had to figure out how […]

Outlook hazy, please try again.

I’ve been chugging along polishing fortunes. Had an interesting issue with text windows and scrolling because I somewhere down the line changed the input settings in Unity and got scrolling to go the entire text at once. Once I’m in an OCD enough mood to get the new NGUI interface all aligned properly I’ll share […]

Fortunes update

I’ve Been working on using NGUI to update Fortunes.           The main benefit is that it will be able to automatically scale with resolution so we won’t get awkward overlapping. But it also has some nice handling of drag scrolling that was frustrating me for the cards in hand.     […]

Balancing on the edge of Survival

Last week We submitted an entry for edge online‘s Unity3d competition. We had six weeks and dayjobs in the way so we had to scale our original ideas down quite a bit but I think we did fairly well considering the constraints. Update: I tried to embed the game in this post recently but do […]

#if Fortunes … #endif

No Just Deserts today, been trying to clean up Fortunes so our client can show off what we have so far at RavenCon and at her talk at the library of congress. She wrote up an impressive amount of copy in this ungodly dark magic excel spreadsheet James designed and I’ve had fun wrangling getting […]

Food in the desert & asset store

Just deserts has sent us to our first paid purchase at the unity asset store. Its worked pretty well for our free asset store items so I guess its time to give back to the asset store community. As far as just deserts is concerned got food implemented and along with that player health. Went […]

Withering away

Got the plants working in a “creep” like fashion now. They cover a radius around where you planted and slowly draw in instead of just having a static plant that vanished after a time. It sounds like a minor difference but the visual impact of seeing the foliage withering away was really satisfying. Next up […]

Intricacies of Binding volumes

Been having a lot of trouble with an adjustment we’ve been trying to make to our Edge game, just deserts. The win condition is supposed to be when you’ve covered the desert with fauna and I have the plants as a circle of foliage around where you planted them. I was checking for victory by […]