Category: Games

Introducing Heldric

Heldric logo

I’m happy to share what I’ve been working on under wraps for the last few months.  It’s a new game called Heldric – The legend of the shoemaker.  It’s a mix between a hack-n-slash and city builder but without the grinding and resource gathering. It’s been a long road to this point with lots of […]

New Indie Game Development

Nara Character

So it’s been a while since my last posts.  As video games and programming have been long term hobbies of mine, I decided to launch a new indie game company, Astral Byte.  I’ve been working on a new project and making some really good progress so far.  This has kept me from other activities, but […]

Minecraft – Not so random blocks

I’d like to share some images of my Minecraft server that has been running for over a year and half now.  I started this server not long after the February earthquake of 2011 here in Christchurch.  Just as we had to rebuild our city in real life, I constructed this virtual city server block by […]

Codename: Project Omega

Project Omega Early Screenshot

As I mentioned before when talking about low polygon artwork, making a your own game takes a lot of time and effort.  The actual worst enemy of a indie game developer is allowing feature creep to kill your project.  When I started “Project Omega” it had a very limited scope.  During my time working on […]

Low polygon artwork – More with less

Low and high poly tanks

One of my rather frequent pastimes is playing video games.  And over the years I’ve played a lot of games.  Some really good ones and a lot of bad ones.  Often I’m left with the feeling that something should be done better. Of course, getting from I want to make a game to actually having […]