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IfThen Software

Development log for IfThen Software. IfThen Software is a family owned and operated indie game development company. http://www.ifthensoftware.net/

Author: InvisibleLf

Newsletter #66 - New Project

Posted by InvisibleLf Sunday May 30 2010 at 1:55PM
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News

We have officially announced that we are starting a new project. You can view the first released piece of concept art on the forums by clicking on the following image:



From the Programmer
Written by Invisible

The week started off well. It was fairly easy to get a single layer of isometric tiles to tile without seams.


However, when I progressed to walls, I ran into some depth problems which I wasn't expecting to have to deal with that soon. I still don't have the problem solved completely, as I will need to decide on a maximum view distance, but the basic occlusion seems to be working correctly.



Artist's Easel
Written by GreyKnight

iScribble Sketches #24

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Community Spotlight

The community, though not as active as in the previous months, has had some things to talk about. First off, there is ITS' new mystery project. This project has been hinted at in the "Announcements" forum. Not much information has been released about this project aside from two pictures and a depth test of the isometric engine on ITS' YouTube page. The members have speculated what the project might possibly be about, but for now no one is quite sure. On the forums some new topics have been posted, but overall it has been a lazy week over on the ITS forums. Though IRC still has members come in daily and is more active than the forums.
Rest assured, activity at ITS will most definitely pick up once schools let out their students for summer vacation.
-SadisticusMaxim

There has been a number of things going on in the IfThen Software community and a couple of these 'things' include:
-Concept Art for a new project:
There has been a new Project going on and little is known about it except for a picture. Some members of the ITS community have debated what the name would be. And to think that all of this came by one piece of art. We do know that the project will be Isometric. No release date has been given yet.
-Text RPG based on Volund
A new text RPG by Infection is taking its toll on 5 members of the community and is turning out some-what of a success.
-Infection

I still think the isometric engine looks like it's for RTS games.
-jaythemage

To contribute to future community spotlight articles, please visit this forum: http://www.ifthensoftware.net/forums/index.php?showforum=37


Funny Quote of the Week

Background information: If you aren't a programmer, this joke probably won't make sense.

Acaceol: if ( !try{} ) { while(1) try{} }
Acaceol: If at first you don't succeed, try try again
Acaceol: d:

Newsletter #65 - Volund Released

Posted by InvisibleLf Saturday May 22 2010 at 1:30AM
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News

The first Volund preview has been released! If you haven't already done so, go to http://www.volundgame.com and register your account. You will then be able to download the game by clicking on the "Play Now" button.


From the Programmer
Written by Invisible

Other than getting Volund Preview 1 out the door and working correctly, I have been trying to setup a video creation workflow. Video creation is not quite as easy as one might expect. After roughly a month of research and trial and error, the workflow looks something like this: Capture video -> Fix audio sync and convert to raw .avi -> Convert to lossless .mov -> Edit -> Export to raw .avi -> Convert to a high quality format which YouTube does not mess with much. So far, it is working well.

I have also been doing research for a new project we are working on. More information will be provided in the next newsletter issue.


Artist's Easel
Written by GreyKnight

iScribble Sketches #23

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Community Spotlight

With the release of the first Volund preview, the community was going wild. Forum posts were continuous, people were always on Volund, markets were being created, and many rumors of fake monsters were created. However, after a little over a month of public exposure, Volund is not as active as it originally was, and forum posts have been less common. Yet, with hopes of the next preview being released shortly, the community silently awaits their return.

Also, many members are excited over what is ITS's mystery project. InvisibleMan announced to IRC-goers that a new project was being worked on, yet that is all he had stated. Those who know that something new is on the horizon have been busy making guesses at what the surprise might be.
-jaythemage

To contribute to future community spotlight articles, please visit this forum: http://www.ifthensoftware.net/forums/index.php?showforum=37


Funny Quote of the Week

Background information: shares5, RageMan, MagillaGorilla, SuperSunMan, and ryanyoyoyo were troublemakers/annoyances in the community.

pifreak: InvisibleMan for your next game make us all little moderator looking characters with banhammers and we have to fight a giant boss that is a combination of shares5, RageMan, MagillaGorilla, and SuperSunMan (which spits ryanyoyoyo minions)