Hello there!  Thanksgiving was yesterday here in Canada and the Plateau team is wishing you and yours all the best as we live through these unprecedented times.  We’re particularly thankful for all of our Kickstarter supporters, our blog readers, and everyone that has taken the opportunity to wishlist Blightmare on Steam.  The timing of things Continue Reading

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome back to the Blightmare development blog.  Last week, I talked a bit about the tools that we use as a team to get things done.  I’m back today to finish up with a discussion of our version control experiences – as promised.  I’m going to go through them in the order Continue Reading

Hello there!  Chris here, back for another look at the inner workings of Blightmare’s development process.  Today I’ll be discussing the tools and processes that we use to make sure we can all work effectively and efficiently whenever we have time.  This is of particular importance for a small team, especially one that is spread Continue Reading

Hello and welcome to another Blightmare development blog!  Today’s post is a quick look at a programming topic: terrain outlines.  In case anyone is wondering what this means, “terrain outlines” refers to the layer of tiles that completely rings the solid terrain in a level.  The outline layer is a bit different than the interior Continue Reading

As we left off in the last business and marketing blog, for most indie developers, marketing is the most distasteful part of trying to make and sell a game.  Unfortunately, even if it’s distasteful, it’s something that needs to be done in order to make a game successful. A team could make the greatest game Continue Reading

Andrew here with a second art update!  I will be showcasing the simple procedure of creating environment art.  Nothing too crazy!  Hopefully it will show you that some things need not be too complicated.  Lets do this in three simple steps.   1.  Drawing the shape of an object!  Below is your average forest shrub.  Continue Reading

Hey all!   We’ve shared a lot from the world of the developers, with details about how we calculate jumping physics, why we’ve refactored code, and a lot of other technical stuff that gives you some insight into the development of Blightmare. This week, we’re kicking off a new series, with some of the nitty Continue Reading

Hello there!  Welcome back to another installment of the Blightmare dev blog.  Today I’ll go into some detail about how we are implementing hidden areas within the levels of Blightmare.  This is something that is very new, so the approach may change as we use it more, but this is what we have so far: Continue Reading

Hello!  Tom here for another tech post.  In this entry I will be talking about an Immediate Mode GUI library we’re using for parts of Blightmare’s editor, and what makes it special. We’re all familiar with Graphical User Interfaces, or GUIs.  It’s the thing you interact with on a modern computing device where you can Continue Reading

Hello there and welcome back to the Blightmare development blog!  Today’s post is a short video demonstration of some of the scripting features that we built for our editor.  Enjoy! If you’re interested in supporting the game, please head over to Steam and add Blightmare to your wishlist.  You can also follow us on Twitter Continue Reading