So, lets get to the point here: Blowing stuff up is cool.
That statement probably will put me on a list somewhere — I mean virtually blowing stuff up is cool. In games, you hit something, and pieces of it fly apart, fragments go everywhere, cool particle effects, awesome sounds, all that feedback feels very satisfying. But sometimes, in a lot of games, that feedback is just par for the game. Like, a quick flash, some little sound byte, you reticle lights up, and it’s like, “OK, I did the thing.” but it’s not very gripping. To get that level of immersion, players need to not just see something break, but really feel it. Particles can only do so much – people want to see the result of their actions. They want to see stuff break.
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Hey, everyone! It’s been a few months since I posted on my blog like this, but that’s because I’ve been hard at work on a new tutorial for you all!
One of the more popular pages on this site has been a link I provided to ActiveState’s C++ A* Algorithm, and, while that’s good and all, it’s not really a tutorial by any means, and, well, it’s someone else’s stuff. I wanted to show you guys not only how it’s done, by the whos and whys.
So, without further TODOs…
It’s got history, jokes, source code, images, the works!
Let me know what you guys think! Tell your friends! MAKE THE MACHINES BEND TO YOUR WILL!
That last part is a little exaggerated, but that’s basically what you’ll be doing!
Hey! You! Do you like OpenGL? Do you like the Internet? Can you program? Then you’re gonna want to see this!
The Lessons | Learning WebGL.