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13. April 2020

Humble have launched a new Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, this one is the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning bundle, a collection of e-books from Morgan & Claypool Publishers.

As with all Humble Bundles it is split into tiers:

1$ Tier

· Human Computation

· Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce

· Essentials of Game Theory: A Concise Multidisciplinary Introduction

8$ Tier

· Introduction to Intelligent Systems in Traffic and Transportation

· Metric Learning

· Statistical Relational Artificial Intelligence: Logic, Probability, and Computation

· Data Management in Machine Learning Systems

· Natural Language Processing for Social Media, Second Edition

· Covariances in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

15$ Tier

· Introduction to Semi-Supervised Learning

· Algorithms for Reinforcement Learning

· Active Learning

· Adversarial Machine Learning

· Lifelong Machine Learning, Second Edition

· Detecting Fake News on Social Media

· Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining

· Neural Network Methods for Natural Language Processing

· Creating Autonomous Vehicle Systems

· A Guide to Convolutional Neural Networks for Computer Vision

With Humble Bundles you can decide how your money is allocated, between Humble, charity, the publisher and (thanks so much if you do!) to support GFS if you purchase using this link. Learn more about the bundle in the video below.

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13. April 2020

We just hit a major milestone over on the YouTube channel, 100,000 subscribers!  As part of the celebration, we have officially launched a Discord Server available here.

You all have my thanks for helping me grow the channel to this amazing level.  Check out my thank you response in the video below… sometimes words just aren’t enough!  Now, onwards to 200K!

GameDev News General News

11. April 2020

Following hot on the heels of our LMMS overview we continue our journey into the world of Digital Audio Workstations with the highly recommended Reaper.

Key Reaper features:

  • Efficient, fast to load, and tightly coded. Can be installed and run from a portable or network drive.
  • Powerful audio and MIDI routing with multichannel support throughout.
  • 64-bit internal audio processing. Import, record to, and render to many media formats, at almost any bit depth and sample rate.
  • Thorough MIDI hardware and software support.
  • Support for thousands of third-party plug-in effects and virtual instruments, including VST, VST3, AU, DX, and JS.
  • Hundreds of studio-quality effects for processing audio and MIDI, and built-in tools for creating new effects.
  • Automation, modulation, grouping, VCA, surround, macros, OSC, scripting, control surfaces, custom skins and layouts.
  • A whole lot more.

Reaper is not free software, but has a general 2 month non-expiring fully functional trial for Windows, Linux and OS/X.  Unlike LMMS, Reaper doesn’t come out of the box loaded with instruments (which explains the 20mb download size!).  In the video below, the VSTs demonstrated are from the Humble Music Producer Bundle expiring April 15th.

Design General

10. April 2020

As mentioned earlier this week Unigine are launching a community version of their Unigine game engine, traditionally used in engineering and simulation industries.  The new Community version has much more indie friendly licensing terms, including free usage up to $100K USD annual income.

In addition to the new Community version, Unigine 2.11 was just released with the following new features:

  • Community Edition, free for non-commercial/academic projects and enthusiasts.
  • Optimized performance: async node update, optimized bounds calculation.
  • Better input handling and window management via SDL.
  • Improved particles shading.
  • C# Component System updates: renaming, simple inheritances, parameter conditions.
  • Significantly improved multi-channel rendering, revamped Syncker system.
  • Usability improvements and performance optimizations of UnigineEditor.
  • Fox Hole archviz demo with both desktop and VR modes.

You can learn more about the 2.11 features on the Unigine forums available here or by watching the Unigine launch trailer available here.  You can sign up for Unigine Community right here.

As always we do a deeper dive on Unigine 2.11 and Unigine Community in the video below.

GameDev News

8. April 2020

Humble are running another bundle of interest to game developers, this one is the 7000 Game Dev Icon Bundle a collection of thousands of icons from inventory items, to weapons to match-3 style game icons.  Be sure to check your purchase history on Humble though, many of the icons in this bundle were in previous bundles.

As with all bundles, this one is organized into tiers:

1$ Tier

  • Fantasy Weapon Icons
  • Blue Loot Box
  • Jewelry Icons
  • Armor Icon Pack
  • Flat Skills Icon

15$ Tier

  • Spellbook Page 01
  • Spellbook Page 02
  • Spellbook Page 03
  • Spellbook Page 04
  • Sci-Fi Icons Pack
  • Sci-Fi Skill Icons Pack
  • Pirates Icons Pack
  • Witch Craft Icons
  • Fruit and Vegetables Icons
  • Gems Icon
  • Trading Icons
  • RPG Armor Sets
  • RPG Weapons Icons
  • Loot Icons
  • Herbal Icons
  • Prehistoric Age Icons

20$ Tier

  • Bags and Boxes Icons
  • Scrolls and Books Icons
  • Magic Items
  • Potions Icons
  • Resources and Craft Icon Pack
  • Weapon and Armor Icon Pack
  • Fishing Icons
  • Hunting Icons
  • Forest Icons
  • Necromancer Icons
  • Sci-Fi Armor Icons
  • Mining Icons
  • Trophy Icons
  • Barbarian Icons
  • Engineering Craft Icons
  • Food Icons
  • Spellbook Page 05
  • Spellbook Page 06
  • Spellbook Page 07
  • Spellbook Page 08
  • Spellbook Page 09
  • Skill Icon Pack
  • Sci-Fi Flat Skills
  • Strategy Game Icons

As with all Humble Bundles, you decide how your money is allocated, between charity, humble the publisher and if you so choose (and thanks if you do!) to support GFS if purchased using this link.  You can learn more and see inside one of the icon packs in the video below.

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