The Mighty Blog!

This is my little blog of things that interest me.

3D – Part 04 – Not easy like 2D games

Game Creator Behaviour Tree So another couple of weeks have passed and I have been looking again at Unity Game Creator and Game Kit Controller.    For Game Creator I like the way you define the conditions, actions and behaviour trees but getting it to work is another thing.  I don’t like the way you search…

3D – Part 03 – Stumbling Steps

Why are these engines so hard! So, my first task, I wanted to get some Synty models and put them in a 3rd person Unreal project.  Here goes the same problems as before.  You would think this would be easy not no no no, must apply some pain and suffering in this learning experience.   Again…

3D – Part 02 – Unreal Vs Unity

Unreal Vs Unity. Having decided on my first 3D game, made a basic document and ready to begin, I decided initially on the Unity Engine. I have a programming background but would rather focus on the game design and use tools available to rapidly prototype a game.  GameSalad is excellent in this respect, sprites can…

3D – Part 01 – Where do I begin?

My first 3D game is now in development Now that I have had a rest from Jetman Galactic Mars, I wanted to create my first game in Unity.   I have several ideas and have settled on a fun battle game in 3D.  I know you should not go big on your first venture into 3D…

Memories from an old storage box!

The Beginning BASIC – Commodore PET Memories from an old storage box.  For more about me and my history, see https://happyzoidgames.com/about/ The other day I was going through boxes in storage and discovered a folder full of paperwork from the 80’s.  I took some photos and will go through it all in more depth when I…

From 0 to app store in 30 days (2009)

I decided to create this post to talk about my 30-day challenge to figure out how to make a mobile game and release it on the iPhone. A few weeks ago, I found the project file for this game and having a look inside the project made me wince as it was so so so…

Jetman Galactic Games Released!

Hey world! I have just released Jetman Galactic Mars and Jetman Galactic Missile Defence to Apple and Google stores.  The game is free to download and play. Links are available here and you will also find them on the game pages.   Jetman Galactic Mars https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.happyzoid.jetmangalacticmars&hl=en_GB&gl=US https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jetman-galactic-mars/id1546544252   Jetman Galactic Missile Defence https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitzsoft.jetmangalacticmissiledefence&hl=en_GB&gl=US https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jetman-galactic-missiledefence/id1552857201  …

Play C64 games online!

Hi C64 fans! I have created a page with over 1000 Commodore 64 games.  All you need to do is click on a game in the list and it will load and run in the web browser. I hope you enjoy these games as much as I do.  It brings back a lot of memories!…

My old school C64 demos

On having a dig around a dusty backup drive, I found some old C64 demos and decided to put them online so you can see them in action.  Some of my old games and demos are still on a Commodore 64 floppy disk or have been lost.  The demos I found are not that good,…

My old mobile games

I started making simple games over the last few years and thought I would post some of them here.  This is more of a post for me to keep my memories in one place.    These games were created in GameSalad except for Salvador Dali Painting Match which was created in Unity3D.  The games are…

My favourite Rob Hubbard SID chip playlist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh-xwY8G_u8 Every computer nerd I know has their own fav music they listen to when making games or programming in general. For me, I have always had a love for 8/16 bit music from the C64 and Amiga.   Music I listen to most often are SID Chip C64 tracks.  Many are from games and a…

Why many game developers dislike the android platform.

You can always hear many game developers whisper FFS, another change in the Google developer console making it even more confusing to use than before or how many more devices now run a version of android.  The last time I checked. Around 14800+ different devices run android that supported my app.  With so many different…

Zzap!64 Magazine & Download

Zzap!64 Magazine Zzap!64 was a computer games magazine covering games on the Commodore International series of computers, especially the Commodore 64 (C64). It was published in the UK by Newsfield Publications Ltd and later by Europress Impact. The magazine launched in April, with the cover date May 1985,[8] as the sister magazine to CRASH. It…

Crash Magazine & Download

The Magazine Crash was a magazine dedicated to the ZX Spectrum home computer. It was published from 1984 to 1991 by Newsfield Publications Ltd until their liquidation, and then until 1992 by Europress. Crash was initially launched in 1983 by Roger Kean, Oliver Frey and Franco Frey as a mail order software catalogue that included…

Hello world!

Welcome to my new indie game dev web site.   As I grow older into my later years and my feeble hands are still able to work a keyboard, I will endevor to keep making games in my spare time and push updates to this little web site of mine.