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awarded  Yearling
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revised How to improve Minecraft-esque voxel world performance?
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Jul
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answered Procedural river or road generation for infinite terrain
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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comment How to get a game popular without a publisher?
@StevenStadnicki I never said that games do not require marketing - I said that good games will market themselves (i.e. not cost any significant amount of time or money on the developer's behalf). Compare this to paying money for advertising space. Being small developers, it was my best guess that none of the aforementioned parties spent any significant amount of money on marketing. If you have proof that shows otherwise, I'd be happy to accept it.
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revised How to get a game popular without a publisher?
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Mar
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answered Calculating transform of arrow model pointing at some point in 3D space
Mar
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answered Vertical vs horizontal hex grids, pros and cons
Dec
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answered Generated 3d tree meshes
Dec
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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revised How to improve Minecraft-esque voxel world performance?
added 229 characters in body
Sep
10
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
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comment How to generate caves that resemble those of Minecraft?
another (easier) solution, although less efficient and probably "noisier", is to use brownian motion to carve out a path (kind of like an ant digging around randomly).
Aug
5
comment How to generate caves that resemble those of Minecraft?
One possible way is to generate the minimum spanning tree within each chunk separately, then connect each chunk by finding the closest two nodes between the two chunks. After a chunk is filled in with your default terrain algorithm, you could hollow it out around the minimum spanning tree.
Aug
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answered Should I develop the game first or get NDA?
Aug
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answered How to generate caves that resemble those of Minecraft?
Aug
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answered apply non-hierarchial transforms to hierarchial skeleton?
Aug
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comment How to get a game popular without a publisher?
@bummzack Games that spent $0 (or no time) on marketing, prior to success: Minecraft, Wolfenstein, Castle Story, Terraria, Grand Theft Auto 1, Legend of Grimrock, Voxatron, Limbo, Fez, World Of Goo, Braid, Super Meat Boy, Aquaria, hundreds of iPhone/Android games... Like I said, simply making a well-made game is not enough - it needs to be somewhat unique as well. If it is good and unique, news sites will cover it -- for free.
Jul
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answered How to get a game popular without a publisher?
Jul
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answered Impact of variable-length loops on GPU shaders