Personal Projects (Genocide Dolphins, The Dead Walk, DeadPlusPlus, Lapsetastic)
Please note, this personal stuff will soon be migrated to a specific portfolio (work in progress).
I have put these right at the end, even though they aren’t old I don’t think they’re fully relevant to an Android portfolio. But here you can see some screenshots of games I am currently developing for desktop, mobile and console. Genocide Dolphins (the surreal FPS you see below) is my main project right now, which I am developing in Unity3D/C# and will be released on the PS4/XboxOne with full Oculus Rift support. The Dead Walk is an unfinished 2D zombie game written entirely in Java.
Click here for the latest video of Genocide Dolphins, progress is going well.
This game was made using DeadPlusPlus, which is a piece of software I wrote for creating 2D computer games without any programming. Users can drag and drop to build an entire game, much like Unity3D, but this software is specialised for making only 2D games. I built this program in order to build my zombie game – The Dead Walk. It is 50,000 lines of pure Java code and took me over a year full time to develop the tool and its heart – the game engine itself. I invented a ‘what you play is what you get’ style of editing so that the game designer can literally play through the game as they edit it, to get a better feel. To get around when editing the user can become invincible and be able to fly and land anywhere to edit it, I feel this style of editing was really helping my game develop fast. DeadPlusPlus is now pretty much abandonded since I discovered Unity3D in 2012, but it is one of my most impressive projects so I wanted to list it here. I’m currently considering open sourcing the whole thing so that maybe the open source community might continue where I left off, if not for Unity3D I believe this tool would be much sought after.
See it action:
This final 2 shots are ‘Lapsetastic’, which is an incredibly feature filled time-lapse application for Android. This tool will be like the Swiss army knife of timelapse tools for Android, and is built purely for myself over the last few years, but no doubt I will release it once it is perfect. As Android becomes more ubiquitous and mobile cameras improve I believe this tool will become more and more important to photographers. Currently it supports lots of cool features like lightning detection, special effects, scene modes, a built in mp4 rendering engine, email reports on time-lapses (which can run for years), the ability to upload files to an ftp server, and lots, lots more. You can even remotely control the app with SMS, and have it start lapsing on boot up if it the phone crashes, meaning you can leave the phone set up somewhere for long periods of time for security purposes, or perhaps to timelapse a large project or even catch beautiful shots of wildlife.
I am also the author of Lapsiere Rouge, a desktop app for creating timeslice images of timelapses.
Thanks for reading 🙂 If you are still here you might enjoy my youtube channel too (lots of programming tutorials on there like this video which is proving very popular to Android developers with almost half a million hits!).
Believe it or not, there’s still a lot to add to this portfolio, more apps and games will be added as I get time, thanks for reading. Gaz ( firstname.lastname@example.org )