Sunday, November 02, 2008

Ok. First of all I'm sorry about this post because probably some of you are expecting a post about the XNA tools and stuff, But I just havn't got the time to post about them... I'm sure next week i'll have some time off and I promise I'll finally begin to post about them. This post is to give some congrats to my Team because we won 2nd place on the Dream Build Play 2008 Competition which I feel is quite a good achievement for our first game... Congratulations also to the other teams that made it to the end: Gambit from Singapore with "CarneyVale Showtime" (1st Place), Our team :) (2nd Place), Weapon of choice (3rd Place), and HuricaneX2 (with the 4th prize). The games just look fantastic... If you want more information check the Dream Build Play site (www.dreambuildplay.com)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Andy Patrick has a very nice blog about a game he's making, and he has written some posts about the tools that everyone involved in game programming should know about, you should definitely check it out if you are an XNA game programmer. These tools include: the CLRProfiler, PIX, Reflector (great one if you want to learn how XNA works internally), and some others. Since he already wrote about those very useful tools, (I haven't had the time to check out all of them) I'm gonna be talking about some other tools we're going to be using and some tools we are developing, especially a drop-in XNA debugging console I created for the development of Battle Tennis. I will be also adding some features to the console and sharing it with you (game devs) so you can use it for your own projects (and I can have some more feedback :). I'm going to be posting the console itself soon so stay tuned... By the way leave a comment or something if you're reading this so I know there's at least someone "tuned" ;)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Hello, this is my first post, I'm one of the members of the Battle Tennis team, which is a game we are making here in Venezuela. Check out the video of our entry to the DBP competition. Hope you like it.

<a href="http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=7cacdd73-c857-4e70-812e-f9a2a76d829f" target="_new" title="Battle Tennis - Dream Build Play Trailer">Video: Battle Tennis - Dream Build Play Trailer</a>

This was made by a four people team:

Jose Alberto Gomez (Artist)
Alex Perez (Music artist)
Alejandro Martinez (Programmer)
and myself, also a programmer.

I will be posting about some of the tools that we made and used to get BT up and running, and game dev in general...