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Video of the Week: “How “Smart” AI (Basically) Works in Games (Goal Oriented Action Planning)” from TheHappieCat (@)
Excerpt: “The top shows the two separately generated mountains. The middle shows them overlapped normally, with the right mountain in front. In the bottom, they are overlapped, but the right mountain has been cut off along a line from the intersection of the two mountains to the bottom roughly parallel to the ridge (shading) line. The effect is that the right mountain is sticking out of the face of the left mountain, rather than just overlapping.
This should be too hard to implement — I have at least some of the tools already written.”
Reddit thread of the week: “My Evolution in 4 Years of Game Development”
OP: “I’ve been developing games for over 4 years now. On that occasion I’ve created a little flashback to review my progress and my achievements so far.
Of course I’m still far away from being a professional, but I’ve already learned quite a lot of important lessons, the most important of which, especially for newcomers, is probably:
Make stuff and get things done. Release it and collect feedback. Better to finish one nice and small game than to have a thousand potentially huge games dying on your hard drive.
Anyway I’ve really been enjoying the progress of creating things and constantly improving my skills and I’m thrilled to continue this quest.
For those of you who are interested in my released games, here they are (all for free, of course):
Have fun ;)”
Artist of the Week: Animator and illustrator willow-s-linda
Description: “DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby Chat! It is the gaming show Decided by Listener Contribution. DLC, the Digital Lifestyle Companion for gamers who Don’t Like Cynicism.
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