Gamasutra - Blogs http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ Jack Matthewson's Blogs Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:42:10 EST en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) Getting to grips with Unity - by Jack Matthewson http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130623/194870/Getting_to_grips_with_Unity.php Production,Indie Moving off Java development and on to Unity, I'm finding everything pretty engaging so far. Of course I've yet to actually produce anything myself. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130623/194870/Getting_to_grips_with_Unity.php Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:30:00 EDT Graduated! - by Jack Matthewson http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130622/194865/Graduated.php My project is all finished, marked and returned. I graduated university with a 2:1 in computer science which I'm pretty pleased with. This project has highlighted a few things that I need to take more seriously in future though. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130622/194865/Graduated.php Sat, 22 Jun 2013 03:56:00 EDT I'm gonna have to learn to cope with this - by Jack Matthewson http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130302/187678/Im_gonna_have_to_learn_to_cope_with_this.php It's probably a testament to bad planning, but a choice I made early on in the development of my program has forced me to rewrite a lot of code. It's all back to where I want it now though. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130302/187678/Im_gonna_have_to_learn_to_cope_with_this.php Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:44:00 EST Debugging Client/Server Software - by Jack Matthewson http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130210/186353/Debugging_ClientServer_Software.php Programming,Indie I'm tackling the meat of the behind-the-scenes code for my centipede game. This means sending and receiving commands through sockets and making sure exceptions are handled if one or both machines happens to die. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130210/186353/Debugging_ClientServer_Software.php Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:45:00 EST Making things move and talk to each other is fun and exciting - by Jack Matthewson http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130204/185993/Making_things_move_and_talk_to_each_other_is_fun_and_exciting.php Programming,Indie After working at (among other things) my game prototype for the last month, I'm starting to get something that resembles a usable piece of software. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20130204/185993/Making_things_move_and_talk_to_each_other_is_fun_and_exciting.php Mon, 04 Feb 2013 04:47:00 EST Project Initiation Complete - by Jack Matthewson http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20121118/181829/Project_Initiation_Complete.php Programming,Indie After a prolonged planning phase, I'm moving forward with my project development. I had to learn a few lessons about expectation management and interpreting the project brief, but I feel like I can start to make progress now. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JackMatthewson/20121118/181829/Project_Initiation_Complete.php Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:36:00 EST