Welcome back to the Blightmare dev blog, we’re happy to have you!  Today’s post is the reveal of how well the terrain loading optimizations from last week ended up performing.  Spoilers: it’s pretty good.   First a little recap:   The terrain tiling rules that we use depend on the 8 adjacent tiles in order Continue Reading

Hello and welcome back to the Blightmare Development Blog!  Somehow in my excitement to get the editor out the door I completely forgot that we had scripting in the game.  I remembered early this week and set about rectifying my mistake.  I was very pleasantly surprised when it only took a few days to re-implement Continue Reading

Hello and welcome to a new year of the Blightmare dev blog!  This is the first regular blog that I’ve ever been a part of, so it’s pretty exciting to mark a whole year of posts.  The team was taking some time to rest and relax over the past couple of weeks, so today I’m Continue Reading

Hello and welcome to the last Blightmare dev blog of 2020!  It’s been a very interesting year for everyone on the Plateau team, to say the very least.  We ended up with a lot less time to work on the game over the year which threw our plans out of whack, but we’re still making Continue Reading

Hello there and welcome back to another instalment of the Blightmare development blog!  We’re still ironing out some of the newer features in the refactored editor, but things seem to be going well.  Today’s post is going to be a look at one of the problems that came up several times in a few different Continue Reading

Welcome back to another installment of the Blightmare development blog!  The big editor refactor is finally being used by the designers now, so I think it’s a good time to take a look back at how we got here.  This post will be some thoughts about why we went ahead and did the refactor and Continue Reading

Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by for another edition of the Blightmare dev blog.  I had been hoping that today’s post could be a look back at the fairly major editor refactor that’s been ongoing for a while now, but it’s not quite ready so that will have to wait for another week.  Today I Continue Reading

Hello there and welcome back to another installment of the Blightmare Development Blog.  Today’s post is going to be a quick look into some of the more technical bits that go into getting sprites – static images – into the editor and game.  At first thought, this might seem like something that doesn’t require much Continue Reading

HEELLOOOOO!!! I’m Andrew and welcome to my simple enemy design procedure.  YES!  Blightmare does have enemies.  Today we will go through how the ‘Pokey Pine’ enemy was created.  He’s an aggressive little guy but Blissa will always find a way to use him as an tool to progress through her dreams!   PART ONE First Continue Reading

Hello and welcome to another Blightmare dev blog!  Things have been progressing slower than we like around here, but we’re getting closer and closer.  We’ve had all our mechanics built for some time now and that has allowed us to really experiment with combining them in ways that we didn’t originally consider.  In doing so, Continue Reading