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RPG Game Development Assets Bundle

In one of the biggest game development Humble Bundle, the RPG Game Development Assets 2D Art, Music and Sound Effects bundle is live now.  As always it is split into tiers:1$ Tier7Souls RPG Graphics - Desert Tileset7Soul's RPG Graphics – SpritesDialogue BoxesInventory Sound PackJapanese Bar Interior AssetsOsaka City Game AssetsRPG Inventory – Fantasy Battle AxesRPG Inventory – Fantasy BowsRPG Inventory – Fantasy DaggersRPG...

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Krita Beta On Android And Chrome OS

Earlier today, Krita just launched the first beta releases of Krita on Android and Chrome OS.  Unfortunately for now it only works for Android tablets and the UI still has many desktop requirements so it may not work as expected, at least without a mouse and keyboard attached.Details from the Krita website:Thanks to the hard work of Sharaf Zaman, Krita is now available in the Google Play Store for Android tablets and Chromebooks (not...

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Magic Leap Secures Funding and Avoids Layoffs

In a time where far too many people are being laid off, it’s nice to get a bit of good news for a change.  AR tech start-up Magic Leap, have had a bit of a rocky year cumulating in the announcement they would be laying off half of their employees.  Thankfully it was just announced that they received a $350M investment and those layoffs have been cancelled.Details of the new funding from SiliconAngle:Troubled augmented reality...

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Learn You Some Python By No Starch Bundle

Humble are running a new bundle of interest to game developers, the Learn You Some Python by No Starch Press bundle.  This is a collection of Python ebooks including a few specifically about game development.  Be aware though, a very similar bundle Python Programming ran about a year ago with many of the same titles.  As with all Humble Bundles, it is organized into tiers:1$ TierTeach Your Kids to CodeInvent Your Own Computer Games...

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Pose Animator

Pose Animator is a free and open source implementation showcasing how you can animated an SVG avatar using either webcam driven face and bone data, or from analyzing a static image.  On the GitHub repository, Pose Animator is described accordingly:Pose Animator takes a 2D vector illustration and animates its containing curves in real-time based on the recognition result from PoseNet and FaceMesh. It borrows the idea of skeleton-based...

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Rider For Unreal Engine

Rider is a .NET IDE by JetBrains, currently heavily focused on Unity game developers.  Recently JetBrains launched a early preview of Rider For Unreal Engine.  Wait a minute you might say… isn’t Rider for C#, while CLion is their C++ IDE, and isn’t C++ the primary language for Unreal Engine developers.  Why yes, you are correct astute reader.  JetBrains however are focusing Rider toward game developers, which includes C++ and...

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Unreal Engine Free May 2020 Assets

Epic Games have released another round of free assets for Unreal Engine developers.  These assets are yours forever, as long as you “purchase” them before the first Tuesday of June 2020.  Interestingly this month there was no addition to the permanently free collection.This months free content includes:Driveable Cars PackMaterialize VFXModern City Downtown with Interiors MegapackSciFi RobotThe Targeting SystemCurrently the SciFi...