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Walking is Easy, Stopping, Not So Much

Our friendly beta tester canadianbacon discovered an anti-tell1 with the way NPCs vs the Spy stopped walking when they reached their destination. This allowed him to lowlight most of the party over time, which turns out to be a pretty good way to find the Spy. Here is the story of me trying understand and fix it: Here […]

PAX Countdown, Day 4 – Animal Welfare

This is one of the continuing PAX Coundown series, if you want all the gory details from the start, you can begin your journey here. I thought I would update these daily…hahahahaha*cry*. When people found out we were putting an animated dog in Ms. J’s purse, they were rightly concerned about its welfare in the […]

PAX Countdown, Day 12 – Wrestling with Maya

This is one of the continuing PAX Coundown series, if you want all the gory details from the start, you can begin your journey here. Yesterday was all about fighting with Maya, and mostly losing. Maya is the main 3D modeling and animation tool we use,1 and modern characters and the tools to create and […]

PAX Countdown, Day 13 – Drink Events and Animation Offsets

This is the first PAX Countdown post. I am going to try to do a brief post on our progress daily, or thereabouts. I meant to post this in the morning, but then more animation stuff blew up and we had to figure out a workaround.  Whee!!! I leave for PAX West/Prime/Seattle on August 27th. […]

Mockups for the new Game Setup UI, and a small but sticky problem.

This post is a bit of an experiment. I want to show you some mockups of the new game setup user interface (UI), but I also want to try to figure out a bit of the UI I’m stuck on, and I figure explaining it clearly here in this post might either help me figure […]