Saturday, 27 July 2013

# Developer Log - Why does LibGDX (Mtx) awsome with Unity3D ?

Hi my fellow developers, I have been extremely busy and working and working alot. Done couple of clients works, completed around 10-12 android apps, studying and learning about marketing, experimenting with ad networks, the most important one is I was focusing on Unity3D.

By the way some of our apps with other developers (sorry our strict policies) become very very successful, quite an achievement for us.

I have a top project with the highest priority at the moment. For my latest game (Still a secret) I made a simple level editor with LibGDX/MTX in only 3 days, this was awesome and essay. Game will be Unity3D the game.

Here is my simple level editor

How things will work ?
1. Create a level in LibGDX editor
2. Export level to xml file in a single second
3. Read xml file in Unity3D
4. Start Level

I decied this game around 1 week ago, it should be awsome and very long around 300 levels. I made the editor so that I can make a single level under 7-8 minutes :D and directly test the level in unity in 2 minutes, all together 10 minutes for a level, pretty awsome.

I bought these at the moment:
Unity3D NGUI: $95
Unity3D Galaxy Pack: $15

I will buy:
Epic Music Pack: $40
Some assets around: $25

Marketing :
Thinking around $1000 as start

So total will be around $1200 for the game, It is pretty cheap as you see for the start.

I love LibGDX and Mtx, both very neat, easy to use, mostly error free, totally user control. For Unity3D I cant say same things, scripting is boring, untidy, editor with full of errors, stupid bugs, unknown backed crashes, so as you understand unity3d means unlimited problems.

On the other hand Unity3D is lighting fast, NGUI is awsome for GUIs. If I make a game with LibGDX in 30 days, I can make same game in Unity3D in around 6-7 days, no shitttinggg... The difference is FPS, LibGDX has awsome FPS, but Unity3D will not even open in many devices.

I of course continue my LibGDX adventure with Mtx, but nowadays I am very busy with learning, testing and other stuff... Mtx v2.1 still in beta but %100 functional without errors, so you can use it.

Take care everybody.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

#6.3 Tutorial (LibGDX & MTX 2.1+) Flame Words - MainStarter / AbstractGame

Our MainStarter is extends the AbstractGame which is inital point of our game. This is constructed once and used until we exit the game, all screens managed by the game class.

News - Moving to GITHUB

Now I decided to move GITHUB, Lets improve the code alltogether :)

The problem I never used GITHUB and it bored me like hell with stupid errors like  master none rejected etc... At the end I managed to push the project.

If I do not destroy the repo mistakenly with my stupidity, lets improve the project all together :DDD... Keep in touch guys...

Sunday, 19 May 2013

#6.2 Tutorial (LibGDX & MTX 2.1+) Flame Words - The Structure

First of all, this may not be the greatest game structure of all or perfect idea of game foundations. I will admit that I have unique style of my own. I worked many other game structures, MVC styles and so on. They have all pros and cons, but at the end I ended up with my own unique structure which works fine for me. In future, I will adapt to new structures, I will learn from my mistakes, all in all, I am newbie guy that graduated from university recently and tries to find a path in game programming world.

#6.1 Tutorial (LibGDX & MTX 2.1+) Flame Words - The Project

I had this game idea very long before, I also made very simple prototype called "Dark Flame Words", but in that time I got bored :)) and left the project. The game is simple, just guess the shuffled lettered words without touching fire, so you will not be punished, also there are an extinguisher to get rid of flames etc...

Friday, 17 May 2013

Mtx v2.1 BETA (Flame Words Game) Finally Here (Source codes + Tutorials)

Mtx v2.1 BETA finally here, now it is a library (mtx.jar, no more packages). I made a sample game "Flame Words".

This is a simple, yet awsome game, try it on Google Play, Please RATE and COMMENT the game to support us on Google Play! The game is about guessing words without touching fire, lots other mini funs in it. It took about 2 weeks to complete

Source should be available at Download Page now, I will post tutorials day by day from this week, so they will be coming. File abit huge (50 mb), I have Jazz Music files, etc, also other stuff... Nothing to worry about.

Enjoy the most updated code...

Monday, 1 April 2013

# Update - Mtx v2.1 on the way (All in One edition)

Mtx is fairly updated with the version 2.1, and added many features also there have been internal changes, Lets see what are those;

Friday, 8 February 2013

#5.3 Tutorial (LibGDX & MTX) Game State

How to manage game state, well thanks to LibGDX Scene2D, it is very easy.

#5.2 Tutorial (LibGDX & MTX) World Scene2D

As you know, the GameManager has already created the main world and the world layers, but what are these exactly, how can we use these for games and live wallpapers.

#5.1 Tutorial (LibGDX & MTX) Game Manager

Now lets talk about game/live wallpaper structure/logic that can be built with LibGDX Scene2D. As you know Scene2D consists of Stage/Group/Actors. By using Mtx, I have created objects which extends these Scene2D elements with very useful features. (AbstractScreen, AbstractWorldScene2D, AbstractActor)