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Dev.Mag - 11

Dev.Mag - 11

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Another brand-spanking new Dev.Mag has arrived! Enjoy the continuation of our regular articles, or whet your appetite on the newly introduced HTML tutorial series. Also learn about the concept of abstraction, or read through some post-design commentary from the creators of Prehysteria.
Another brand-spanking new Dev.Mag has arrived! Enjoy the continuation of our regular articles, or whet your appetite on the newly introduced HTML tutorial series. Also learn about the concept of abstraction, or read through some post-design commentary from the creators of Prehysteria.

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FEBRUARY 2007
 
REGULARS
Ed’sNote.........................................................................................
P03
News...............................................................................................
P04

FEATURE
UsingAbstractiontoDevelopBetterGames....................................
P05

REVIEW
TheBoomlands..............................................................................
P07
DESIGN
BlenderTutorialPart7:AnimationinBlender................................
P09
HTMLforNoobsPart1:TagsandFormatting................................
P11
PROJECTS
RoachToaster2:BigCity................................................................
P12
TECH
CopyProtectionfromtheIndiePerspective....................................
P13
CodingEtiquette:Commenting.......................................................
P14
HISTORY
TheHistoryofI-ImaginePart2:South****ingAfrica!....................
P15
MOBILE
MobileGameDevelopmentinJavaPart8:WrappingUp................
P17
TAIL PIECE
10ThingsLearntRunningPrehysteria............................................
P19
CONTENTS WHAT’S INSIDE
07120915
 
ED’S NOTE THE BIG CHIEF
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topthepress,we’reback!It’snotbeenanentirelylovelyexperience,tryingtogetthingssortedoutthismonth,butwepromisethatwe’lldoourbesttofinallycatchuponourschedulecomenextissue.That,andwe’llgiveyoucandy.Lotsofit.Infact,severalkeymembersofourstaffhaveatruckofithiddenbehindyourhouse,sobeforeyougetangryatus,justrememberthatlittletruck.Iseverythinggoodnow?Great,gladtohearit!Butseriously,realworldcommitmentsareahasslerightnow,anditalwaysseemsthatatthemomentswhenwespeedupthemost,theworldjustgetstheslowed-downafterthought.TheGame.Devorganisa-tionhasattendedabunchofmeetings(whichwe’renotallowedtotellyouabout),discussedabunchofbusinessplans(whichwe’renotallowedtorevealtoyou)andhavebeenmakingplansforawholebunchofactivities(which...well,we’lltellyouallaboutthoseingoodtime).Sothebitter,bitterironyisthatthere’sreallynotthatmuchwecanreporton,especiallywherethejuicierstuffisconcerned.Hopefully,wegetthegreenlightsoonandtellyouallaboutit.Otherwise...March.Peoplehaveestablishedschedulesfortheyear,havetheirenginesfullywoundupandarelookingforwardtoupcomingpublicholidays(oneortwoofwhichshouldbepokingtheirheadsoutinthenearfuture).Asever,thatmakesthestaffatDev.Maggetcaughtupinreal-worldcommitments,someofwhichcanbearealpain,butotherswhichcanturnoutvery,veryrewardinginagamedevelop-mentsense.Whoops,wasIabouttotellyouwhatImeantjustthere?Ahhh,sorry,butthat’sanotherstorythat’lljusthavetohitnextmonth’spages.Thinkaboutcandyinthemeantime,andlookatalltheothercoolgoodieswe’vegotforyouthistimearound!
Editor 
Rodain “ Nandrew ” Joubert
EDITOR
Rodain “ Nandrew ” Joubert
DEPUTY EDITOR
Claudio “ Chippit “ de Sa
SUB EDITOR
 Tarryn “Azimuth” van der Byl
DESIGNER
Brandon “ Cyberninja “ Rajkumar
MARKETING
 
Bernard “ Mushi Mushi “ Boshoff Andre “ Fengol “ Odendaal
CARTOONIST
Paul “ Higushi “ Myburgh
WRITERS
Simon “ Tr00jg “ de la RouviereRicky “ Insomniac “ AbellWilliam “ Cairnswm” CairnsBernard “ Mushi Mushi “ Boshoff Danny “ Dislekcia “ DayAndre “ Fengol “ OdendaalHeinrich “ Himmler “ RallMatt “ Flint “ BenicLuke “ Coolhand “ Lamothe
WEBSITE DESIGNER
Robbie “ Squid “ Fraser
WEBSITE
www.devmag.org.za
EMAIL
devmag@gmail.com This magazine is a project of theSouth African Game.Dev commu-nity. Visit us at:
forums.tidemedia.co.za
.All images used in the mag are copy-right and belong to their respectiveowners. If you try and claim other-wise, then- SPARTAAAAAAAAAA!
DID YOU KNOW?
ThePythonprogramminglanguage,acodeknownforitseaseofuseandsportingthePyGamelibraryforgamedevelopers,wasoriginallynamedaftertheBritishcomedyshowMontyPython’sFlyingCircus.Thecreatorsaidhewantedittoreflectthefunuserscouldhavewiththelanguage.
DEV.MAG ISSUE 113

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