All posts by [EX3]

Programador .NET, XNA/MonoGame, Unity3D, miembro de la comunidad de desarrolladores Stratos-AD y padre del Proyecto dx_lib32. Intereses en cine, videojuegos, fotografía, dibujo, viajes... Friki de nivel 80.

The Esc4pe, a “primitive shooter” made with Unity3D

Featured tweet from GameJolt

Video reviews from itch.io & GameJolt

The game reached the 60K visits and 30K downloads, with a 4/5 avg. rate and featured on cover pages, on itch.io and Game Jolt marketplaces, in 60 days (between march and early may of 2017).

The game received a lot of feedback in the comments, and some users made video reviews with gameplays. This is a Youtube list with +80 videos collected from user comments and Twitter searches:

Details

Project: The Esc4pe
Genre: First Person Shooter
Platform: PC (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Job description: Game Programmer, Game Designer, Level Designer
Technologies: Unity3D, .NET, C#
Downloads: ZIP file format, 230MB aprox.:
- Windows (x86 (32 bits), x86_64 (64 bits))
- Mac (Universal)
- Linux (Universal x86 + x86_64)
Links:
- Post on my blog, Visual Studio EX3, with more details (ES)

Featured on itch.io marketplace with +17k downloads with a rate of 4/5 stars!

Featured on GameJolt marketplace with +14k downloads with a rate of 4/5!

Credits

José Miguel Sánchez Fernández - [EX3]
Game Programmer, Game Designer, Level Designer, "Voice" actor

Third party assets

Standard Assets & Cinematics Effects - Unity Technologies
 
 
Sci Fi Characters Mega Pack - PROTOFACTOR, INC: https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/19831
 
 
Scifi LowPoly Ammo Pickups - Pixelgraffiti: https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/12005
 
Yughues Free Palm Trees - Nobiax / Yughues: https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/13540
 

Amplify Color and FXAA Fast Approximation Antialiasing - Amplify Creations: http://amplify.pt/

Light Shafts effect - Robert Cupisz: https://github.com/robertcupisz/LightShafts

Camera Filter Pack (CRT Effect) - Vetasoft: https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/18433

Sound weapons & items effects are downloaded from Freesound.org site (http://www.freesound.org). All samples are under Creative Commons licence (Attribution 3.0 License)

Music themes "Hitman", "The Complex" & "Killers" are creations of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and released under Creative Commons licence (Attribution 3.0 License)

Description

This project is made as practical exercise for the "Master in Video Game Development with Unity3D & 3DS Max Official Autodesk (MPV)" of CICE Madrid (http://cice.es/curso/master-en-desarrollo-de-videojuegos-con-unity-y-3dsmax/).

A "primitive shooter" developed in one month with technical restrictions based on the topics seen in class until the project start date. The game is not optimized (its performance is not stable).

Support XBox360 Controller in all PC platforms (implementing the input map for Linux and OSX following the information found on this wiki).

The game is designed to be played in 5~10 minutes.

Developed and full tested under:
- Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
- 8GB RAM
- AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (with Crimson drivers)
- Windows 10 Pro x64

P.D.: This game will not receive new updates, bug fixes (for now) or new version with more levels.

Pirates: Treasure Hunters

Details

Project: Pirates: Treasure Hunters
Studio: Virtual Toys
Genre: Action-MOBA, Free-To-Play
Platform: PS4, Steam
Job description: Backend Programmer
Technologies: .NET 4.5, C#, LINQ, JavaScript, HTML5, MVC5, Python, PowerShell Script, Bash, MariaDB, MongoDB, RedisDB, IIS, Windows Server (2008 & 2012), Linux (CentOS 6.5), SaltStack, SVN, Tortoise SVN, Git, SourceTree
WebSite: http://piratestreasurehunters.com
PlayStation Store: US Store, European Store 
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/413690/

Description

Backend programmer in Virtual Toys, for the Pirates: Treasure Hunter project, a Free-To-Play Action-MOBA game for South Korea (Netmarble) and China (NetEase) markets, and PlayStation 4 and Steam for occident markets (Europe and America). Our tasks consist in maintain and develop new features on the backend and maintain the development and production environments.

Update (16 november, 2016): The game is no longer available in Steam and PS4 Store. Virtual Toys closed in August 2016, because of an ERE. For this reason, the servers were closed in September 2016, and the game was shutdown and removed from the online stores. More information (spanish only) in the following links:

· http://www.elconfidencial.com/tecnologia/2016-07-06/virtual-toys-videojuegos-ere-despidos_1227682/
· http://www.vidaextra.com/industria/virtual-toys-se-enfrenta-a-un-ere-y-50-despidos
· http://www.meristation.com/noticias/el-estudio-espanol-virtual-toys-al-borde-del-cierre/2135175
· http://www.vandal.net/noticia/1350678798/el-estudio-espanol-virtual-toys-despedira-a-50-de-sus-empleados/
· http://www.3djuegos.com/noticias-ver/162914/la-espanola-virtual-toys-presenta-un-ere-que-afecta-a-50/
· http://www.vandal.net/noticia/1350683710/el-estudio-espanol-virtual-toys-se-desclara-en-quiebra/

Project Jupiter (Cancelled Prototype)

Details

Project: Project Jupiter (Codename)
Genre: 2.5D Cinematic Action-Platformer
Platform: PC (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Job description: Game Programmer
Technologies: Unity3D, .NET, C#, PlayMaker (used to create base state machines)

Description

A 2.5D Cinematic Action-Platformer. This project is born as a result of a bet between friends. Since 2010, I have been doing small tests with Unity3D, but no project or prototype. This project has helped me to try to learn the basics of the engine and gain some experience for future projects.

The prototype implement a functional character player with some of basic states, with functional weapon. The development focused mainly on the player's implementation and the visual style for future game levels (mainly lighting tests and retro look & feel). The project uses free assets, include part of the Angry Bots demo assets from Unity3D 4.

This project was cancelled due to several technical problems with 3D assets (old assets from Unity3D 3 and 4 versions, not compatible with new material system in Unity3D 5) and other related problems.

Full prototype level gameplay

Current state

In September 2016, try a new approach to the concept of the game, using new assets, compatible with Unity3D 5. This is a capture of a prototype with the new material of the project, trying to recreate a control similar to that of games like Shadow Complex:

At present (January 2017) the project is based on the original concept discarded, more typical of games of the 90's like Another World or Flashback:

State of the project in January 9, 2017, some tests focused on player basic mechanics (run, walk, jump, fall, landing, climbing...). Implementing own character controller and FSM system (without PlayMaker).

Slot Bonanza for Windows 8 (porting)

Details

Project: Slot Bonanza for Windows 8
Client: Infi Apps (contracted by Plunge Interactive, studio responsible of the porting)
Genre: Slot Machine, Free to Play
Platform: Windows 8/Windows RT
Job description: Programmer (Porting)
Technologies: .NET 4.5, C#, MonoGame 3.0 Beta, Facebook C# SDK, Json.NET, BugSense, Sprite Sheet Packer, Visual Studio Express 2012 For Windows, Visual Studio Express 2012 For Windows Phone (as tool to compile assets for MonoGame project, with help of XNA 4.0)
Link: Slot Bonanza on the Microsoft Store

Description

For this job I worked as a remote freelance to the studio responsible to the porting project.

This project is a port of the original game from iOS to Windows 8 (Windows RT). I had to rewritten from scracth the original Objective-C code, based on Cocos2d framework, to .NET/C# and MonoGame framework, and also had to adapt the game to the requirements of Windows RT platform.

Ninja Runner (Cancelled Prototype)

Details

Project: Ninja Runner
Genre: 2D Runner
Platform: Web
Job description: Game Programmer
Technologies: Flash, Action Script 3, Flash Punk, Flash Develop
Source code: https://github.com/VisualStudioEX3/NinjaRunnerPrototype
Link: Play Ninja Runner Prototype

Credits

José Miguel Sánchez Fernández - [EX3]
Game Programmer

Ruben Barroso Heredia (*)
Game Designer, Graphic Designer

(*) Disclaimer: At the end of the project and in the future, I'm no longer related, supported or associated with this person, Ruben Barroso Heredia, and I'm not responsible for their legal or illegal activities related directly or indirectly with the video game industry or related business, including false professional experience accreditation or related training jobs in this area as teacher.

Description

A cancelled vertical 2D runner. Its current state is a playable prototype with some of the elements and mechanics designed, it's the result of a work of few evenings.

The cancellation of this project is a result of several discursions between the artist and me for the way to manage the future of this project and posible creation of own studio.

Escape from Hell

Details

Project: Escape From Hell
Studio: Undead Code Studios
Genre: 2D Platformer Adventure
Platform: Web
Job description: Game Programmer, Technical Artist & VFX
Technologies: Flash, Action Script 3, Flixel, Flash Develop, MochiAds
Source code: https://github.com/VisualStudioEX3/EscapeFromHell
Link: Play Escape From Hell

Credits

Eduardo Millan - SiPoX
Producer

José Miguel Sánchez Fernández - [EX3]
Game Programmer, Technical Artist & VFX

Cristina Pinilla Fernandez
Text Revisions (English localization)

Ruben Barroso Heredia (*)
Game Designer, Graphic Designer, Level Designer

(*) Disclaimer: I and the rest of the team, after the publication of the project and in the future, we are no longer related, supported or associated with this person, Ruben Barroso Heredia, and we are not responsible for their legal or illegal activities related directly or indirectly, with the video game industry or related business, including false professional experience accreditation or related training jobs in this area as teacher.

Description

An old school 2D platformer adventure, with fixed scenes, without scroll, with a basic mechanic of jump and run, and the special ability to buried underground in some places, for avoiding enemies or pass through some obstacles.

In addition to programming the game, other tasks where I been involved was VFX enhancement in the final art in scene, simulate some post-process effects with the Flash render limitations, like vignetting or dinamic brightness for backgrounds, and guide the artist in how to prepare and optimized the final assets to use in the game.

Aquanoid

Details

Project: Aquanoid
Studio: Undead Code Studios
Genre: Arcade
Platform: Web
Job description: Game Designer, Game Programmer
Technologies: Flash, Action Script 3, Flixel, Flash Develop, as3sfxr, MochiAds
Source code: https://github.com/VisualStudioEX3/Aquanoid
Link: Play Aquanoid

Credits

Eduardo Millan - SiPoX
Producer

José Miguel Sánchez Fernández - [EX3]
Game Designer, Game Programmer

Cristina Pinilla Fernandez
Text Revisions (English localization)

Ruben Barroso Heredia (*)
Graphic Designer, Level Designer

(*) Disclaimer: I and the rest of the team, after the publication of the project and in the future, we are no longer related, supported or associated with this person, Ruben Barroso Heredia, and we are not responsible for their legal or illegal activities related directly or indirectly, with the video game industry or related business, including false professional experience accreditation or related training jobs in this area as teacher.

Description

An Arkanoid game with altered mechanic: the pad/player float on water. The water level goes up every few seconds. The player dies if reach the block level or the ball touch the water.

This game is based on my version of Aquanoid for the Game Jam on Campus Party España 2008.

Grey Infection

Details

Project: Grey Infection
Studio: Undead Code Studios
Genre: 2D Puzzle-Platformer Adventure
Platform: XBox360 (XBox Live Indie Games)
Job description: Game Engine Programmer, Game Programmer, Technical Artist & VFX
Technologies: .NET 4.0, C#, XNA 4.0, TLSA.Engine (own XNA Game Engine), Visual Studio Express 2010
Link: Grey Infection page on XBox Marketplace
Source code: https://github.com/VisualStudioEX3/Grey-Infection

Credits

Eduardo Millan - SiPoX
Producer, Game Designer, Level Designer

José Miguel Sánchez Fernández - [EX3]
Game Engine Programmer, Game Programmer, Technical Artist & VFX

Pablo Delgado - Guybrush Threepwood
Music Composer

Cristina Pinilla Fernandez
Text Revisions (English localization)

Ruben Barroso Heredia (*)
Graphic Designer

(*) Disclaimer: I and the rest of the team, after the publication of the project and in the future, we are no longer related, supported or associated with this person, Ruben Barroso Heredia, and we are not responsible for their legal or illegal activities related directly or indirectly, with the video game industry or related business, including false professional experience accreditation or related training jobs in this area as teacher.

Description

My first professional game developed in a game studio. A 2D Puzzle-Platformer Adventure, based on White & World, a Game Jam project in which some members of the team worked, and that you can found in this portfolio.

The game mechanic basically is destroy the enemies, in the correct order, to create or destroy parts of the level, to reach the exit point. The exit point can only be enable when the all enemies are eliminated.

The game was developed using an own XNA based game engine, TLSA.Engine, a newer version of my old game engine TLSA Engine (based on Visual Basic 6.0 and dx_lib32, an own game framework).

In addition to programming the game and the engine, other tasks where I been involved was VFX enhancement in the final art in scene, simulate some post-process effects, like the glitch effect, UI visual design of the main menu and their elements, several background live visual elements and effects in most of the levels, and guide the artist in how to prepare and optimized the final assets to use in the game.

Reviews

A few reviews in specialized spanish game blogs:

Pulpetes Forever

Details

Project: Pulpetes Forever
Genre: 2D Puzzle-Realtime strategy
Platform: Windows
Job description: Game Programmer
Technologies: .NET 4.0, C#, XNA 4.0, TLSA.Engine (own XNA Game Engine), Visual Studio Express 2010
Dev blog: http://ex3perience.wordpress.com/category/compo-cpes15/ (ES)

Credits

Eduardo Millan - SiPoX
Producer, Game Designer, Level Designer
José Zanni - Josepzin
Graphic Designer
José Miguel Sánchez Fernández - [EX3]
Game Programmer

Description

A project for the Game Jam in GameDev area of Campus Party España 2011. A game inspired in the classic Lemming. The game was programmed with TLSA.Engine, a new version of my old game engine in Visual Basic 6.0 and dx_lib32 (an own game framework). This version is based in .NET, C# and XNA.

The restrictions of the Game Jam were: octopus, teleports and randomness.

White & World

Details

Project: White & World
Genre: 2D Platform-Puzzle Adventure
Platform: Web
Job description: Graphics Designer Support
Technologies: Flash, Action Script 2
Dev blog: https://ex3perience.wordpress.com/category/compo-rapida-cp2k10/ (ES)
Link: Play White & World

Credits

Eduardo Millan - SiPoX
Producer, Game Designer
José Zanni -Josepzin
Game Programmer, Graphic Designer
José Miguel Sánchez Fernández - [EX3]
Graphic Designer Support

Description

1º place on Game Jam of Campus Party España 2010.

A project for the Game Jam in GameDev area of Campus Party España 2010. A 2D platformer-puzzle adventure with the mechanic of create and destroy by the action of eliminate the enemies in the correct order.

The restrictions of the Game Jam were: black & white theme, puzzles, create & destroy.

P.D.: At the beginning, the idea was a I will program the game, in Visual Basic 6.0 with the TLSA Engine, a unfinished own game engine based on dx_lib32 (an own game framework) that can be found in this portfolio. The early prototype was made with it, but at last hour, we decided to use Flash for the final development.

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