I went to Unity headquarters in Brighton yesterday. I had a lovely day and learnt about coming up with a game concept and about shaders in shader-graph. I also learnt about what the people there do and they presented some interesting slides. Big thanks to everyone at Unity for giving up their Saturday and to Mel at BAFTA YGD for organising!
I have now done the first fifty Project Euler questions and am up to 64.
I have spent the last three weeks trying to make realistic volumetric 3D clouds in Unity.
I found some free clouds that were not fluffy.
I made some volumetric clouds in Unity but could not make them fluffy.
I make some fluffy clouds in Blender with cloud generator (www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGdRJFPVEI) that would not go into Unity without losing their fluffyness.
Finally I found this excellent free cloud toy (assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/particles-effects/cloudstoy-35559). As I didn't have the source code, I made a script that detected when the clouds were spawned and then added rain to them.
Next step: realistic looking dry stone walls.
I went to London to the BAFTA Young Games Designer finals and had an amazing time. There was a fabulous ceremony and a really good talk by a developer. It was so exciting! I didn't win, but will have another go next year. The winner in my category, Maggie by Harry Thurston, is really good. You can download it from ygd.bafta.org/competition/competition-news/2018/maggie.
I'm really pleased and proud to have qualified for the final 10 with Penguin Peril in the Game Making Award: 10-14 years old.
This is the BAFTA press release: http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/ygd-finalists-announced-2018
And this is the BAFTA webpage page about Penguin Peril: http://ygd.bafta.org/competition/competition-news/2018/penguin-peril
I had to make a 2-3 minute video about the game, which is linked below
I have just finished breadth first. This search method looks from every square for a blank square and is quite slow.
I found www.redblobgames.com/pathfinding/a-star/introduction.html very helpful.