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    Thaddeus M Maharaj shared Chindian Productions's QuickSculpt - Smiley Guy to the group: ChristianDevs.

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    Was needing to get some creative juices flowing again - so I started a rough QuickSculpt last night. Wasn't quite sure where I was going with this bust - other than that I wanted a smiling character... it was quite an enjoyable process of feeling out what it would end up becoming. 🙂

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    Remote developers welcome.

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    Robson Filho ColodetiI would like to take the competency test just for fun 🙂 is that possible? (I'm no javascript developer)

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    Kyle UeckermannSure Robson, I will message you the link.

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    Devon Burroughs shared Spiritual X Warfare Video Game's video to the group: ChristianDevs.

    Spiritual X Warfare Video Game
    2nd VGM album out today! Tell me what you think! spiritualxwarfare.bandcamp.com/album/spiritual-x-warfare-ep-vol-2
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    All credit for this video goes to Antoine Troupe. I just made the music. My album is out today!!!😍 link: spiritualxwarfare.bandcamp.com/album/spiritual-x-warfare-ep-vol-2 Thanks! #pixelart #spiritualxwarfare #iphone #new #programmer #gamedesign #indiegame #pixel #pixels #videogame #videogames #animation #coding #作曲家 #indiedevhour #indiedev #gamedev #sidescroller #neogeo #snes #LogicproX #gameaudio #gameart #monday #gamedev #neogeo #anime #madewithunity #gamedevelopment #bgm #gamedevelopmentusingunity

    2nd VGM album releasing tomorrow. Its a mixture of chiptune, gospel, hip hop, and R&B. Thanks for your support.

    Devon Burroughs shared Spiritual X Warfare Video Game's photo to the group: ChristianDevs.

    2nd VGM album releasing tomorrow. It's a mixture of chiptune, gospel, hip hop, and R&B. Thanks for your support.
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    Well I am so exited for tomorrow! I'm releasing my 2nd VGM EP album 5-11-17!😍 It's Levon's style of music, a mixture of gospel, hip hop, and R&B. #pixelart #spiritualxwarfare #iphone #new #programmer #gamedesign #indiegame #pixel #pixels #videogame #videogames #animation #coding #作曲家 #indiedevhour #indiedev #gamedev #sidescroller #neogeo #snes #LogicproX #gameaudio #gameart #monday #gamedev #neogeo #anime #madewithunity #gamedevelopment #bgm #gamedevelopmentusingunity

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    Chieze NomaAwesome! How's progress on the game going?

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    Devon BurroughsIt's on hold for now. I have to relocate, then I will probably pick it up again.

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    Matthew ColonI use that same joke when talking about calculus 🙂

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    Mike WagmanThat is where I stole it from. Not many uses for derive in regular conversation

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    Michael Alan Herrera shared Outer Places's Game Play with a Neural Net to the group: ChristianDevs.

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    Neural nets: Cool, scary or both? Source: theorangeduck.com/page/phase-functioned-neural-networks-character-control

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    Scott BjerkBest I got for now is a decent working implementation of a head look controller. As you walk across a beam she looks down at it. As she passes by a point of interest she will glance off to 'examine' it. If there is nothing of interest she will look in the direction of the player camera. All adds subtle 'life-likeness' to the movement - but nothing as complicated as this.

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    Samuel GarciaI have a sort of a neural net for RTS AI. It's too unpredictable so far to be of any present use.

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    Emily AdamsGavin Nichols this is really cool

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    Frank NortonWow that's pretty cool! I don't do anything with 3D, but I wonder how that idea could be translated to 2D environments.

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    Michael Samuel Miller JrI wouldn't even know where to begin to implement something like this.

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    Jon CollinsSaw this surface yesterday morning, it's a dead clever implementation of net's to mimic the locomotion and kinematics of natural movement. Very nice

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    Laurene WellsLooks very interesting. No idea how to incorporate it though.

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    How do you add paid advertising to your games?

    As I have played several mobile games (and even computer games) and seen that many of them have these probably same ads running on them. As example, take "Adventure Capitalist" which have been latest one that I have played and where the advertising have been done brilliantly from money making point of view, never have i played so many ads in a game as i have in this one without feeling forced to watch them.

    In "Adventure Capitalist" when you have been away from a game and return back, it tells you you have made x amount of money, and asks if you wish to watch 30 second ad to have that money come double.

    When you watch the ad, you get the money double.

    There comes two questions regarding this:

    1. Where do you get those ads? I suppose there is someone who is running that thing that you can just join the program and they will automatically handle those ads as well as paying you from each watched ad.

    2. How do you get those ads to interact with your game? Is there some API somewhere and does it work with any language or how?
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    Michael Alan HerreraSamuli Holopainen, that's usually engine or platform specific, so we would need that info in order to help you. For instance, if you are using Unity, I would point you to Unity Ads: unity3d.com/services/ads

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    Charlie MauckI'd also suggest posting this over on the Christian Game Developers group, as Lance Priebe (who made Adventure Capitalist) shows up sometimes, so you might be able to get the actual answer from the source there.

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    Samuli HolopainenWell, I thought this is more of a technical nature, and hence figured this would be better place to make the question. So they are all based upon some specific language? I am using Hollywood, which is LUA-based. I wonder if there is any LUA based ones, since those might be possible to make work with Hollywood as well,.

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    SpeedGame 2017 Dates?

    Hello all,
    I think that now is a great time to come up with the ChristianDevs SpeedGame 2017 dates (in April/May)
    As I felt that last years' SpeedGame was completely an afterthought, and I look forward to SpeedGame every year I felt a little let down.

    However, I do think we have enough time now to setup dates and even if done early enough, the games can have the option of being seen at CGDC this year, if not in playable demo form, at least in one of those cool compilation videos made after every SpeedGame [except last years] and since we already know when CGDC is...

    (Dates for this year's CGDC are July 20-22, 2017)

    Just wondering how everyone else feels about this...

    I don't know how many people visit the forums, as I usually only come around SpeedGame time (from May to about September) myself so I'll post this on the Facebook group as well.

    God Bless,

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    Scott Bjerk:like:

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    Chera Kay MeredithCan you explain what the SpeedGame is?

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    Caleb EllicottI'm game! Pun intended...

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    Elijah LeonSure, no problem. The Christian devs forums usually have a Christian speed game during the summer. I hesitate to call it a contest, as I mainly see it as a way to quickly make a Christian game based on a theme. As far as I know the themes for the speed game was picked by the forum admins, but as of the last 2 or 3, the members vote on at least 3 themes, and pick the one they like and make a Christian game from it. The speed game is for 2 or 3 weeks, with the 1st week strictly for game planning (no development) with the following week or 2 for development. Once finished and uploaded their is about a week to vote on the games for categories such as best graphics, best Christian message, best sound design, etc. Usually the developers will make blog post to the forums as they progress and a post mortem blog post after uploading. I'll post a link to last years speed game forums page so you can see more. And I'll post a link to the page with videos of the previous years speed games.

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    Elijah LeonLink to speed game showcase 2006 to 2014 christiandevs.com/news/?page_id=509

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    Michael Alan HerreraGood News / Bad News: Good News: myself and a few others have already been in discussion with the admins ( Robin Harbron, Sam Washburn, and Clint Herron) on this. Bad News: Discussions were going great, but then things dropped off 🙁

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    Sam WashburnOh, right. Facebook.

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    Raul Rivera ArroyoI'd be totally on board for this. I usually go to the Forums only when the SpeedGame challenge is going on and then it just kinda drops out of my radar. I've participated in the past three challenges, from 2014-2016. So I would totally love to be in the 2017 one.

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    Elijah LeonHey Michael, what help, if any, could I be in helping there to be a speed game this year? As I would really hate to see speed game kinda just fade away.

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    Raul Rivera ArroyoAs an aside and not a replacement, a Game Jam at CGDC would be boss. I'm also in the process of trying to organize a game jam of sorts after CGDC is over, starting Sunday until Tuesday/Wednesday after the conference.

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    My wife and I have a game idea brewing but neither of us are programmers, and we don't unfortunately know any. We can handle the story/art/music side of things. Just curious what you all think of code-free game building tools (especially for ios) like Game Salad, BuildBox, etc? Are there better options out there? Or would it make the most sense to fundraise so we could hire unity or unreal developers? ... See MoreSee Less

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    Michael Alan HerreraDepends on the game and how difficult it would be to make.

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    Reagan Rylanderbuildbox makes a very specific type of game. construct & clickteam are the other 'easy' options

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    Caleb EllicottConstruct 2 is something you could try using, if it's a platformer. Just be ready to put a lot of time into figuring out how to make your ideas work in the engine.

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    Chaz PetersonPersonally, I have an idea for a pretty big game world that would include about 9 separate areas/levels along with chapters and chapters worth of interaction, built up in a questing WoW-ish fashion... ...it's a pretty big idea. ...but I also lack the actual skills to make it happen. My solution? Make a low-skill version of it, copyright the concept and use that as a primary selling point in order to bring in a bigger agency... or bigger talent... but either way, that means that my idea is protected, shows that I'm truly invested in the endeavor, and is a great platform from which to solicit the necessary external investment in order to make it a reality. Maybe this method could work for you. Of course, such an approach definitely extends the development period... but... it's an option!

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    Hey everyone!
    Thanks for the add.
    I'm a Christian 3D Character Artist living in Toronto... Just finishing up my Masters of Theological Studies and I've worked in the Games industry for a bit on a few AAA titles, and was wondering if there are any Christian developers around the GTA? I'd love to connect!
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    Michael Alan HerreraJust to clarify: in this case, GTA = Greater Toronto Area not Grand Theft Auto, in case any gamers were wondering.

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    Jon CollinsLol

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    Michael Alan HerreraThaddeus M Maharaj, if you are still looking, consider posting here: www.linkedin.com/groups/2165769/jobs

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    Thaddeus M Maharaj shared Chindian Productions's Making of "Old Man Sculpt" by Thaddeus Maharaj to the group: ChristianDevs.

    Chindian Productions
    ...I'm graduating seminary pretty soon and wondering if there's any Christian Game Devs out there looking for a Freelance 3D Character Artist/Modeler?
    I'm looking at doing some paid freelance work over the summer.
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    Work in progress video of the sculpting process for my "Old Man" sculpt. I forgot to post this a while back... It was a fun sculpt I did in my spare time - based loosely off a black and white photo I found online of an old guy's face which was just captivating to me. The wrinkles and weathering on his face seemed to really tell a story which I wanted to capture... I did the majority of sculpting all by hand with minimal use of alphas for the effect... enjoy! 🙂 --------------------------------------------------------------- YouTube link to Making of video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNALWzvF0IU Sculpt turnaround: 1080p HD Vimeo version: vimeo.com/165899769 1080p HD YouTube version: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN-oOF7e2Ms Still Renders: www.facebook.com/chindianproductions/photos/ms.c.eJxly8ENACAIBMGODIccQv~_NGV8mx3eyCwOzvDISSYYvfIl...

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    Adrian D. BrownCan you do toon characters?

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    Michael Alan HerreraAlso consider posting this here: www.linkedin.com/groups/2165769/jobs

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    Hey guys, Im hiring 3 Javascript developers to work in Budapest.

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    Robson Filho Colodetithat's good, sadly I know no one there 🙁 just out of curiosity: what are you working on?

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    Kenneth MendozaOne that eats and breathes JavaScript or someone that can read code & lookup syntax references?

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    Kyle UeckermannHaha i like that 🙂 yea we need people that read and breath javascript. Our whole eco system is JS. We are working on a platform to help church, non profits and companies do more effective volunteering.

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    Scott A JacobsonHungarian required?

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    Kenneth MendozaRelocation assistance?

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    Kyle UeckermannWe can assist in helping relocate. But candidate should be able to work in the European union.

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    Michael Alan HerreraAlso consider posting this here: www.linkedin.com/groups/2165769/jobs

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    I'm going to give CryEngine anyone have any thoughts/advice for someone coming from a hobbyist, unity3d background? ... See MoreSee Less

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    Jon CollinsCryengine or lumberyard? Amazon are really taking the bull by the horns on making its own version of cryengine a real viable and very sorted platform, it uses Lua for it's scripting I believe.

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    Michael Alan Herrera^^^ "for it's scripting I believe."

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    Scott BjerkSpecifically Cryengine 5. I had tried Lumberyard a while back but was less inclined to venture into the unknown at the time I tried it, (I was still just getting used to Unity). (plus it had certain restrictions that I didn't care for if I recall correctly). The latest Cryengine looks beautiful, it's free and is not tied down with any contracts to abide by - as opposed to Unreal's 5% royalty gotcha, so thought I'd see what hurdles there might be, because though I'd like to think its just a matter of settings, I feel that in the end Unity struggles with that AAA look and feel. I'm DL'ing the sample level now - we'll see how it goes to make something happen of it.

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    Jon CollinsThe reason i lean towards lumberyard rather than cryengine is several fold which may or may not be a concern for ppl. The internal company policies weren't/aren't great. They've been in financial difficulty for a while. Lumberyard is effectively the new and improved cryengine and as it's owned by Amazon I would assume an American product now. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crytek

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    Jon CollinsYou can tell I'm using a crappy little keyboard

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    Reagan Rylanderworth playing with, but I don't think an organism that complex can live on without its host

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    Scott BjerkGood to know. I will likely play through the demo level that I downloaded, (which is fantastic ), take notes from it... how where and why the lighting and reflection spheres... and find my way back to the 'U' of choice (which for me for now is Unity). Maybe in the way 'back' I'll see what other engines are like, Godot seems to be mentioned enough - might give it a go next.

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    Eric DormanI have found that engine to hog a lot of memory

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    Shes been in the concept art from the beginning, now heres her name: Introducing, Isstar

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    Michael Alan HerreraYou work fast!

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    Eric DormanVery nice! Kind of similar to my character for my game. She is around the same age, 16 is an orphan living on her own in modern day Israel.

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    Who would like to see more of Ecclesia?

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    Michael Alan HerreraMe. I want to see more.

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    Devon Burroughs shared Spiritual X Warfare Video Game's video to the group: ChristianDevs.

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    Part 6 Misadventure of Levon & Uri! Fight👊#16bit #pixelart #spiritualxwarfare #transparent #new #programmer #gamedesign #indiegame #pixel #pixels #videogame #videogames #animation #coding #fans #indiedevhour #indiedev #gamedev #sidescroller #neogeo #gameaudio #3DS #gamer #gameart #powerrangers #gamedev #neogeo #anime #madewithunity #gamedevelopment #holchallenge#gamedevelopmentusingunity