Category: Gamedev

02
Oct
2018

Replacing Havok with Bullet

The issue Most people involved in games development have likely heard of Havok Physics: a middleware solution which provides collision detection. HEXTERMINATE used Havok for a long time, as it was free for Windows even in commercial projects, as long as they didn’t sell over a certain threshold....

29
Jan
2017

HEXTERMINATE!

  Finally, the game that I have been working on during my spare time is ready for Steam Greenlight’s process! HEXTERMINATE is a space shooter written for PC, putting the player in the role of an Imperial Captain as part of a campaign to conquer the galaxy. Onwards to...

12
Jan
2017

Goodbye, Guerrilla Cambridge

So today I’ve heard that my old studio, Guerrilla Cambridge, has been shut down by Sony. These news bring me great sadness, as that studio was my home for nearly 8 years and there was a real sense of family there – most of the people in the...

12
Oct
2016

RIGS released!

Finally, it is here! RIGS, a PlayStation 4 title exclusive for the Morpheus headset, has been released. Working on this game was an amazing experience, having to create a game in parallel with the hardware being developed (and being told “Don’t drop it, there’s only four of those...

28
Sep
2015

September development highlights

It has been a busy month in HEXTERMINATE’s universe. I’ve assembled a short trailer to showcase the game, backed as usual by =kontinue’s great sound track! Be sure to check it out. But lets take a look at the game’s development itself. Sound effects A game can’t be complete without...

09
Sep
2015

Implementing 3D audio with FMOD

One of the great things about FMOD is its ability to play sounds in 3D space, internally handling all the details of panning, volume rolloff and Doppler effects without requiring too much trouble from the developer’s side. I’ve recently started adding sound effects to Tannhauser and I’d like...

25
Aug
2015

August development highlights

With having to split time between programming the game, creating the art assets and trying to get the game out there while juggling a family and a full time job, time is a rare commodity these days! To try and make more progress in the actual game, I’m starting a...

02
Oct
2014

Gameplay video and hyperspace

Hello and welcome to HEXTERMINATE’s third devlog. The last week has provided a big jump forward with the project. I’m now collaborating with kontinue for the game’s soundtrack and it is a very promising start which does make want to integrate FMOD right now so I can get these...

22
Sep
2014

Flagships and hardcore mode

Hello and welcome to HEXTERMINATE’s second devlog. To start with, a quick update about the state of play: the game is coming together very well, with the save games now working and a considerable amount of modules now in-game. Having a blast playing it at the moment, now...

16
Sep
2014

A first look at HEXTERMINATE

What is HEXTERMINATE? HEXTERMINATE is a top-down space shooter where the player creates and customises his own ship as he undergoes a quest of bringing back the Empire from the brink of destruction. Customisation plays an enormous part in how the player tackles this challenge and a live,...