Category / Manifold Garden / Unity / Video Game

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  • Title Screen

    Title screen in Manifold Garden now changes based on player progress throughout the game. Wanted this feature for years. Finally added it. The code is still super messy, and I’ll probably want to clean it up soon before it gets to be unmanageable. The hardest part here is making the title screens scenes as they…

  • Basic Version of Intro

    Lots of progress done on saving / loading system. Super busy of late. Anyway, finally got a basic version of the intro, loading screen, quit + fade to start screen going: This stuff takes way longer than you’d expect. So much effort for these tiny details, but they really do contribute to the overall impression.

  • World Within World aka “Inception Effect”

    The last major mechanic to be implemented. I’ve had this idea since November 2014, and finally getting around to implementing it. Here are some gifs showing progress over several days: Version 1: Version 2: Version 3: version 4: version 5: version 6: version 7: version 8:

  • Water + Portals + Saving & Loading

    I finally got water going through portal working with saving and loading. It’s not perfect, but the basics are there. This is a really big step. It may not look like it, but there are a TON of really complicated systems at work here. Level streaming loading, persistent save system, portal, water, etc. The next…

  • Water and Portals

    Made some major progress with water today. Got water going through portals on a basic level. Still needs a lot of work.  

  • Water Corners

    Fixed up the corners of the water

  • Saving Image

    Worked on optimizing saving today. At the start of the day, it was 1000 ms as it was running in the main thread. Had it run in a separate thread, and also split up texture2D.ReadPixels to happen over multiple frames. I’m saving a small screenshot of the game to use in the load game screen.…

  • 4 Year Development Anniversary

    Yikes! 4 years. Wow. Thanksgiving weekend 2016. I still remember Thanksgiving weekend in 2012, when I decided to try my hand at making a small game to learn Unity. At the time, I thought it would take 3 months (“How hard can it be to make a game!?”), and here I am 4 years later.…

  • Menu Progress

    Posting some progress images of the menu over the course of last few months. Here’s what the menus in Manifold Garden looked like back in August: Start menu: New game select menu: Settings menu: Level select menu (for debugging): As you can see, they looked pretty awful. They were all using the default Unity button…

  • Button Remapping

    Basics of button remapping now integrated into Manifold Garden UI. It took a while to figure out how to properly populate the input fields.