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16. December 2019


Humble have just launched the O’Reilly Classics bundle, a collection of classic books from O’Reilly Press.  The bundle is organized into tiers, where if you buy a higher dollar value tier you get all of the books below that dollar value as well.

This bundles tiers are:

1$

  • 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
  • JavaScript: The Good Parts
  • Revolution in the Valley
  • The Cathedral & The Bazaar
  • Programming Perl

8$

  • Java in a Nutshell
  • SSH The Secure Shell
  • Git Pocket Guide
  • Vi and Vim Editors
  • Painters and Hackers

15$

  • DNS & Bind
  • Data Analysis with Open Source Tools
  • Information Architecture
  • Head First Java

As with all Humble bundles you get to decide how your money is allocated, between the publisher, charity, Humble and if you so wish (and thanks if you do!) to support GameFromScratch if purchased using this link.  Learn more about this bundle in the video below.

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16. December 2019


A-Frame is a 3D entity component system built over top of the open source Three.js 3D rendering framework that aims to provide an easy way to create VR and AR experiences that run in the browser.  A-Frame just released version 1.0.0 with the following features (from the release notes on GitHub):

Major Changes

A-Frame is an open source MIT licensed project available here on GitHub.  You can learn more about A-Frame in the video below.

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16. December 2019


Unity have just released Tiny Racing preview 3, the demonstration project for the in process Project Tiny.  Tiny Racing is a Mario Kart style game that runs on the Tiny runtime, including being able to run it in your browser.  Project Tiny is a new runtime and SDK with a modular approach with the aim of making Unity development “pay for what you need and no more” in approach, building on top of the also in development DOTS technology stack.

Details of Project Tiny from the Getting Started Guide on Google Docs:

Compared to “regular” Unity content, Project Tiny content targets the new DOTS Runtime and has no dependency on the existing UnityEngine.  The DOTS Runtime is a new execution environment focused on DOTS code, with a very lightweight small core runtime that can be extended by modules providing additional features.  Our goal is to ensure that you pay code size and execution cost only for the features that you actually use. All functionality is provided as pure DOTS modules, delivered as assemblies, and is interacted with using DOTS and ECS methods.

Project Tiny is part of a spectrum of “regular” Unity and pure DOTS capabilities.  Our goal is to ensure that if a project is compatible with the DOTS Runtime, it also works in DOTS Hybrid / Unity. (We’re not there yet.)

If you are interested in trying out the Tiny Racing demonstration the project is available on GitHub, simply clone and import into Unity 2019.3 or later.  You can learn more about Tiny Racing here.  If you are interested in learning more or seeing Tiny Racing, be sure to check out the video below.

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14. December 2019


PixelORama is a free, open source (MIT licensed) pixel art application written using the Godot game engine in GDScript.  Version 0.5 was just recently released with the following features:

  • Choosing between 6 tools – pencil, eraser, fill bucket, lighten/darken, color picker and rectangle select – and mapping them to both of your left and right mouse buttons.
  • Different colors and brush sizes for each of the mouse buttons.
  • Support of two types of custom brushes: "From files" and "per project" brushes. Custom brushes from files get loaded from the "Brushes" folder that comes with Pixelorama, and per project brushes get saved with the rectangle select tool.
  • Creating a new canvas with a size of your choosing.
  • Are you an animator? Then you've come to the right place! Pixelorama has its own Animation Timeline just for you!
  • Import images and edit them inside Pixelorama. If you import multiple files, they will be added as individual animation frames.
  • Export your gorgeous art in PNG format.
  • Save snd open your projects as Pixelorama's custom file format, .pxo
  • Undo/Redo support!
  • Horizontal & vertical mirrored drawing!
  • Tile Mode for pattern creation!
  • Split screen mode to see your masterpiece twice! And a mini canvas preview area to see it thrice!
  • Create straight lines for pencil and eraser by holding down Shift while you draw.
  • The middle mouse wheel isn’t forgotten, you can use it to pan around the canvas and by scrolling up and down, you can zoom in and out!
  • Keyboard shortcuts! I’m pretty sure this is a lifesaver for most of you.
  • Just like onions, Pixelorama has a multiple layer system! You can add, remove, move up and down, clone and merge as many layers as you like! It is also possible to rename them!
  • Rulers and guides!
  • Scale, crop and flip your images!
  • Greek localization support!

You can learn more and download it here on Itch.io, while the source code is available on GitHub.  You can learn more and see Pixelorama in action in the video below.

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11. December 2019


Humble have just launched another bundle of interest to game developers, this one is the Humble Software Bundle: Filmmakers.  The star of the show here is HitFilm Pro, a non linear video editing and special effects software, but it also comes loaded with special effects, stock footage and other applications.  As with all bundles it is split into tiers, you buy a higher dollar value tier you get all of the tiers below it. 

The tiers for this bundle are:

1$ Tier

  • Smart REKT 3.1
  • ControlIt
  • Smoke Stock Footage
  • Debris & Impact Footage

16$ Tier

  • Action Pro
  • Particles
  • Cinematic LUTS v4
  • Modular Lower Third Kit – Corporate Styles
  • smartL3RD

30$ Tier

  • HitFilm Pro
  • Ignite Pro
  • Filmstro Pro – One Year Subscription
  • Fire Stock Footage
  • Explosion Stock Footage
  • Gun FX FX Pack
  • Muzzle Flash FX Pack
  • Energy FX Stock FX Pack
  • Electric FX FX Pack
  • Bullet Trails FX Pack
  • Impacts FX Pack
  • Blood & Gore FX Pack
  • Modular Lower Third Kit – Flat Style

As with all Humble Bundles you get to decide how your money is allocated, between Humble, the publisher, charity or if you so choose (and thanks a ton if you do!) to GFS using this link.  You can learn more about this bundle in the video below.

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