Archive for June, 2014

Learning Unity 4 – “Fall Triggers”

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

So for whatever reason I have been compelled to start learning unity. Probably because even though I have tried to learn it in the past I am determined to master it. And so far the results have been good, and I am somewhat confident to start creating simple projects on my own.  The first of which I have made (with help of a guide) is a simple project called fall triggers.

Fall triggersThe idea behind it is that a simple character (which comes stock with the unity character controller) walks around on a cube and jumps around on to other cubes (in this case the blue cubes). He keeps jumping until he falls onto the lava cube (orange cube down below) which then teleport’s him back to the centre of the white cube. The ideas can be expanded, the simple idea could lead to you making more cubes for example and maybe a door to jump to another level, or maybe even an entire parkour type game (which I may try this afternoon, I am going to need to find assets and things so it doesn’t look terrible).

The guide for this can be found at: http://primerlabs.com/unity101

Stay tuned for more projects like this . I am close to finishing a game I have been making with a friend in Game Maker: Studio with my friend. I am hoping to release info on that project soon. 

 

Introducing: “Project Nightstand”

Friday, June 13th, 2014

20140613-134233-49353797.jpg20140613-134234-49354111.jpgOver the years I have used iPods and the like as night stands, and for years they have looked like an htc’s home screen with the weather and the flip style clock. Even after the design evolution that was iOS 7 the style of these apps never changed. I have put together two similar, but slightly different designs (key word here is designs, I haven’t started to implement these designs yet).

It is a reimagining of a simple idea in a style that would make Johnny Ive proud. These are only designs but when implemented it will display current weather information, date, and act as an alarm. Ideal for use whilst iPhone is in dock. I am interested to look into releasing these designs into the real world as an app but although I could write the application I don’t currently have an Apple developer account to publish it and I don’t see that changing soon. I think I am most likely going to try and create an application similar to the style of the picture on the right.

Prototype 2 SuperImp Cropped