Hangar 18 Online Mode Demo

So last night i created a small demo of my game Hangar:18’s online mode i was extremely surprised at how well it was working that i had to make this video.

Its based on tcp architecture the server is written on Microsofts .net platform and utilizes the system.net.sockets namespace. internally it is all multithreaded which should allow for the utmost of speed and the client implements some basic latency compensation algorithms which when tested over the internet resulted in the players not having any visible latency regardless of the ping to server time.

Where this game goes from here is still undecided and there is a lot of work to be done but its great to see the basics coming together to form something that is fun.

The Best Tips For Game Developers

Hello All!
This is a collection of my thoughts… raw and unedited after watching this you will come out a better developer i promise. I go over how to teach yourself to think for yourself how to solve your own problems and not get stuck while your developing.

I try my hardest to explain how to free yourself from the limitations of ‘what you know’ and become a problem solving developer who can make anything.

The video is structured as follows:

My introduction and ramblings
00:00 – Greetings
01:05 – Developing Tile Consistency
03:35 – The Best Advice Ever
04:53 – How to Learn

Examples and lessons
09:00 – Breaking Down 2D Collisions
13:03 – Breaking Down Monster AI
15:50 – Breaking Down Monster AI Part 2
17:05 – Breaking Down Attack Mechanics
21:15 – My Experiences
24:00 – Judgement Calls
26:00 – Conclusions

Hangar:18 Game Development

Made this game prototype in a few hours its coming along quite well. essential its a simple game more arcade than story however there is a little bit of context here so let me fill you in.

Firstly i apologize for the video doing that weird glitch thing? YouTube is just freaking out with the video uploads.

Basically you are a US Air Force Pilot performing your daily sweep over Area 51 your task was to check the area for suspicious activity. After reporting to Ground Control that everything is okay you loose control of your jet and crash land on Hangar 18.

Upon regaining consciousness you evaluate your surroundings to find that Area 51 is abandoned inside and has been over run by jungle. you find your gun, and some ammo and progress to make your way out when you encounter an alien race bent on destruction and chaos along the way you will learn the secrets of Area 51, Why it was abandoned, Why its still guarded and most importantly What happened inside Area 51.