Tutorial: getting started with PxTone

Here at StrandedSoft we have been talking a lot about art, programming, graphics, rendering techniques and the like for the last few months.  That’s great, but there is a very important aspect of gamedev that we have been neglecting a bit as well: music and sound.

Today, we are going to put and end to that. And we are going to do so by taking a quick-start tour on one of the great -yet, considerably obscure- music creation tools that we game developers have at our disposal. And yes, it is absolutely free.

Let’s get to it!

 

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Isometric assets using Hexels

Hello all again!

Our latest posts here at Stranded Soft were a bit more complex than usually, but this one is easier and also quite enjoyable.

Today I want to introduce again Hexels, a software tool created by Hex-Ray Studios. It’s designed create cool graphics using different shapes as pixels, like triangles or hexagons.

I’ll show how to work with trixels to create isometric shapes faster than ever. Give Hexels a try, you won’t regret it.

Quick example - Awesome, isn't it?

Quick example – Awesome, isn’t it?

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Tutorial – Getting started with Löve2D

Tired of the same old game frameworks?, lost among all those weird sounding game engines?, looking for a new and exciting tool to build your games with?

Look no further, you’ve come to the right place. Here at StrandedSoft we have good news for you, and those news are these:

What you need is love. Löve2D

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Let’s build things!

 

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HaxeFlixel tutorial: buidling your first 2D Shoot ‘em up. Part VI

Well, this is it people, we finally reached the last part of our 2D shoot ’em up tutorial. Today we are going to finish and wrap things up, and you are going to be able to download (and play, of course) the full thing by the end of this post (don’t worry, the full source is available on Github, right here).

I’m going to cover the main and more important changes and updates that I made to the code, so minimal things like the game over and stage completed messages won’t be covered in order to be able to focus on the most important and “difficult” things to do.

By the way, since our tutorial game is obviously a Gradius tribute (which is a fancy word for clone) there was only one possible way to call it, and that is…

 

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Let’s get to work!

 

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Haxeflixel tutorial: buidling your first 2D Shoot ‘em up. Part V

Well well, things are starting to take shape don’t you think?, our “game” is starting to feel and play like one, but before we can say the thing is finished we need to start wrapping and polishing things up. That’s what we are going to start doing on today’s post. Let’s get cracking!

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HaxeFlixel rocks!

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