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Dev.Mag - 14

Dev.Mag - 14

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Issue 14, away we go! This month, we take a look at NecroSOFT's Raptor clone, .S.C.A.G., and introduce several new articles geared towards new developers who want to break into the world of game making. Step up, everyone, and check out the latest edition of Dev.Mag!
Issue 14, away we go! This month, we take a look at NecroSOFT's Raptor clone, .S.C.A.G., and introduce several new articles geared towards new developers who want to break into the world of game making. Step up, everyone, and check out the latest edition of Dev.Mag!

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JUNE 2007
 
REGULARS
Ed’sNote.........................................................................................
P03
News...............................................................................................
P04

FEATURE
TheMakingof.S.C.A.G...................................................................
P05

OPINION
TheSandtrap...................................................................................
P09
CanGameDevelopersLearnfromGenetics?................................
P10
DESIGN
BlenderIntermediateTutorial:CreatingExplosions.........................
P12
TakingtheBluePillfor:GameMaker...............................................
P15
 ABeginner’sGuidetoMakingGames:Part1..................................
P16

PROJECTS
RoachToaster2:BigCity................................................................
P21
TECH
GameCodingwithTrigonometry:Part1.........................................
P22
HISTORY
TheHistoryofI-ImaginePart5:TheFirst9Months.......................
P24
TAIL PIECE
JohannesburgdevLAN....................................................................
P27
CONTENTS WHAT’S INSIDE
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ED’S NOTE THE BIG CHIEF
 A
ninterestinglittlethingiepoppedupontheGame.Devforumstheotherday.Amidstallthehype,hubbubandcompetitionentriesforComp15(hey,R10000,remember?)thathavebeenclutteringthecommunityasoflate,oneofourmembersburstinonthelatestDev.MagthreadanddrewourattentiontothefactthathesawsomeGame.Devadsonthetelly.Prettyawesome,Imustsay!We’restokedthatthegrouphascomesofarinthisrelativelyshortspaceoftime,andkudosmustbegiventothecommunity’sfounderandleader,Danny“I’ve-worked-my-ass-off”Day,knowntomostasdislekcia.Thiskindagotmethinkingthatmaybethismagdoesn’tadvertiseitslinktotheGame.Devgroupenough.It’salwaysbeengreatthatthemembershaveworkedautonomouslyonthispublicationformorethanayearnow,andwe’veneverbeenrestrictedbythehigh-upsregardingcontentdecisionsandhowmuchextraicecreamwegetonFridays(it’saperkforloyalstaffmembers,Ilienot).But,asflatteringasitistohavesomepeopleforgetthatDev.MagisjustacoginthebigGame.Devmachine,maybeit’stimetopayhomagedirectlytoouralmamateroverthesenextfewissues.Thankyou,Mommy.You’vegivenbirthtoabeautifulbaby‘zine.Onasimilarnote,someofourwritershavebroughtuptheconcernthatperhapswe’relosingtouchwithouroriginalethos.Nomatterwhatelseweputinourpages,this‘zinewasultimatelycreatedtoserveasaguidethosewhoweretakingtheirfirsttentativestepsonthatscarygamedevelopmentroad—sobygolly,we’regonnastickwiththatgoal!

Tothisend,we’vedonethreethingsforyou,ourreaders:1.We’veintroduceda“BluePill”articleseriesintheDesignsection.Everymonth,we’llbetakingalookatonegamedevelopmentproduct.We’lltellpeoplewhatitis,howitworks,whereallthebesttutorialscanbefoundandwhyit’sagoodideatogetstartedwithit.2.We’veestablishedourownseriesofGameMakertutorialstohelpanybodywhostillisn’tconvincedbywhattheyhearabouttheproduct’seaseofuse.It’sablast,seriously!3.We’renowtakingcaretorefertobackissuesforthebeginningsofarticleseriesoronce-offtutorials,sothatanybodyconfusedbythestufftheyreadinherecaneasilyflipbacktoapreviouseditionandbeenlightened.We’redoingourbesttomakethisworkoutaswellaspossible,sobesuretosendusyourfeedbackandtelluswhatyouthinkofthechanges!
Editor 
Rodain “ Nandrew ” Joubert
EDITOR
Rodain “ Nandrew ” Joubert
DEPUTY EDITOR
Claudio “ Chippit “ de Sa
SUB EDITOR
 Tarryn “Azimuth” van der Byl
DESIGNERS
Brandon “ Cyberninja “ RajkumarGeoff “GeometriX” Burrows
MARKETING
 
Bernard “ Mushi Mushi “ Boshoff Andre “ Fengol “ Odendaal
WRITERS
Simon “ Tr00jg “ de la RouviereRicky “ Insomniac “ AbellWilliam “ Cairnswm” CairnsDanny “ Dislekcia “ DayAndre “ Fengol “ OdendaalHeinrich “ Himmler “ RallMatt “ Flint “ BenicLuke “ Coolhand “ LamotheStefan “?rman” van der VyverGareth “Gazza_N” Wilcock 
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:
www.gamedotdev.co.za
.All images used in the mag arecopyright and belong to their re-spective owners. If you try andclaim otherwise, you don’t get toplay .S.C.A.G....... ever!
WHOOPS!
Well,aren’twejustsillysillies?Lastedition,wefailedtomentionthatthisDBmodel(and,well,alloftheotherDBmodelsyousee)aredonecourtesyofoneGeoff“GeometriX”Burrows.Hedidaprettyswelljobon‘em,too.Thanks,Geoff!
DEV.MAG ISSUE 143
This month’s opinion columnists:
Rodain “Nandrew” JoubertSimon “Tr00jg” de la Rouviere
This month’s PGD contributors:
Michiel “NecroDOME” GijbelsFrank “Mad Woody” van Gent
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