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abnercoimbre
Abner Coimbre
171 posts
2 projects

Conquering the solar system.

#5075 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
1 year, 4 months ago Edited by Abner Coimbre on Nov. 3, 2015, 10:52 p.m.

Done. List now has all the handmade projects I'm aware of. Some statistics:

Ongoing projects: 13
Completed Projects: 3

For a total of 16 independent projects inspired by the series.

Programmer for a certain space agency.
CaptainKraft
Jeremiah
110 posts
2 projects

Father, husband, C programmer, and Linux apologist. Think before you code.

#5076 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
1 year, 4 months ago

Sorry to do this to you Abner, but I'd like to edit my Handmade project. It has evolved into something very different.

Should I edit my old post, make a new post, and/or send you a new description for the front page?

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Set a man on fire, he'll be warm forever.
abnercoimbre
Abner Coimbre
171 posts
2 projects

Conquering the solar system.

#5077 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
1 year, 4 months ago

wat

Programmer for a certain space agency.
abnercoimbre
Abner Coimbre
171 posts
2 projects

Conquering the solar system.

#5078 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
1 year, 4 months ago

I kid. Make a new post and I'll gladly update the list. Martin Cohen did that at one point too. Projects evolve, no worries.

Programmer for a certain space agency.
CaptainKraft
Jeremiah
110 posts
2 projects

Father, husband, C programmer, and Linux apologist. Think before you code.

#5104 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
1 year, 4 months ago Edited by Jeremiah on Nov. 13, 2015, 9:56 p.m.

Dungeon Lab is a project that I wanted to start because of the lack of transparency in available game engines. There are some open source engines out there that let you dive into the code, but few of them output well-structured, readable code. So, I decided to make a game engine for roguelikes.

Dungeon Lab will allow users to look at all the code and see exactly what the code looks like once you export your game.

## A Game Engine Built For Learning

My vision for Dungeon Lab is a game engine that lets users start at the top with a prefab game engine while also allowing them to dive deeper as they learn more.

Start with configuring your game through gui elements. Once you've learned a few things, you can start scripting your game through a simple scripting language. Finally, once you're ready to start learning to write low level code, take a look at the C code yourself and make your game exactly what you want it to be.

Hopefully this can be a tool to get more people into making games and learning about how computers work. Programming is too much fun to hide the code behind a graphical game-making engine.

### Project Overview


  • Language: C
  • Editor: Vim
  • Libraries: SDL, stb
  • Repository: GitHub
  • Misc: GIMP, GDB


### Development Goals

Create a graphical game engine that...


  • * is used for making roguelikes.
  • * exposes all code, from the engine to the game.
  • * encourages learning from high to low level.
  • * allows gui interaction, scripting, and coding of roguelikes.
  • * is stable and usable on multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, OSX, etc.).
  • * teaches me a lot about programming while making it.

### Misc

I originally started working on a roguelike of my own for my handmade project, but it sort of evolved into me wanting to build tools to help others make roguelikes. Thus, Dungeon Lab (laboratory or labyrinth, you decide) was born!

While I'm working on the engine, I will be simultaneously creating two very simple roguelikes in order to motivate decisions made about the engine. Each step of the way, I will have a specific mechanic from each game in mind, which will determine what modules need to be added.

It's a big project (my biggest ever, in fact) so it will be a while before it's finished. The first step is to get the bare minimum in place so people can poke at the engine and give me feedback on how it works.

Stay tuned! I will add images and videos as I create them for previews and demos of how the project is coming along. Also keep an eye on my site, GamesKraft, in case I get the urge to write about how things are going.

Build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
Set a man on fire, he'll be warm forever.
abnercoimbre
Abner Coimbre
171 posts
2 projects

Conquering the solar system.

#5177 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
1 year, 4 months ago

Your project is now updated. I've removed YouTube previews as there are reports of them not showing up as we transition the forums, but project links and screenshots should still be intact.

Good luck with your project Captain!

Programmer for a certain space agency.
abnercoimbre
Abner Coimbre
171 posts
2 projects

Conquering the solar system.

#5182 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
1 year, 4 months ago


Programmer for a certain space agency.
joeld42
Joel Davis
17 posts
#5664 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
1 year, 2 months ago

Hey, just noticed this thread. I've got a little project inspired by HMH. In fact, it was started when I got back to my hotel room after Handmadecon in a fit of inspiration. It's just a simple single-file, header only .OBJ loader, but it was fun sticking to the no libc, no mallocs, style of programming.

tk_objfile
https://github.com/joeld42/tk_objfile
http://www.tapnik.com/blog/tk-objfile.html (blog post about it)

thanks for organizing these.
abnercoimbre
Abner Coimbre
171 posts
2 projects

Conquering the solar system.

#6408 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
11 months, 1 week ago Edited by Abner Coimbre on April 22, 2016, 3:09 p.m. Reason: Fix numbering.

Hello!

It's been a journey but we're finally about to transition from this sticky thread to a full-blown website thanks to many people's hard work and support.

Quick bullet points to those featuring their project at launch:

1. Jeroen is closing down these forums sometime after 6:00PM PDT today.

2. After forums and some other things are imported into handmade.network (not sure how long it'll take, but not terribly long), those with internal access to the site can see the working version throughout the weekend.

We request our launch partners to go to their profiles to update their bios, themes, and to at least make an initial blog post or forum post (preferably both). Once the "upload build" option is ready (check regularly throughout the weekend) and you're able to upload an early build or demo of your project, please do so.

This is a way to have existing handmade projects filled with some more content to motivate other people to register their own.

I'll post similar message on Patreon later today. We're very close!

-Abner

Programmer for a certain space agency.
x13pixels
11 posts

None

#6537 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
11 months ago

I've been inspired by HMH along with the poor quality of the Visual Studio debugging experience to write my own, tentatively named Remedy. No fancy logo nor URL to link to at the moment.

One of the goals of Remedy is to allow the use of any text editor (e.g., gVim or 4coder) rather than having one editor for code and another sub par editor for debugging (as is the case with Visual Studio).

Anyway, I'll post more details as the project gets further along.
gingerBill
Ginger Bill
185 posts
2 projects

I am ginger thus have no soul.

#6538 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
11 months ago

x13pixels:
I've been inspired by HMH along with the poor quality of the Visual Studio debugging experience to write my own, tentatively named Remedy. No fancy logo nor URL to link to at the moment.

One of the goals of Remedy is to allow the use of any text editor (e.g., gVim or 4coder) rather than having one editor for code and another sub par editor for debugging (as is the case with Visual Studio).

Anyway, I'll post more details as the project gets further along.


Are you the guy that sent Casey that email about the debugger, along with videos? Either way, we need a good debugger and one that allows you to bring your own text editor! Thank you for working on it.
ZaKlaus
Dominik Madarász
7 posts

ReGuider Developer

#6586 Projects Inspired by Handmade Hero
11 months ago Edited by Dominik Madarász on April 28, 2016, 5:47 p.m.

Lost Heaven project, which purpose is to load legendary Czech game called 'Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven' on top of Torque 3D engine. Our current goal is to fully implement model importer for game's internal format (.4ds) which has a very limited specification. Importer is almost done, the next thing is to parse the whole map file (called scene2.bin), which contains all information about map sectors, used assets and game scripts (and again, little to none information about such format, which means we have to do some RE at first).

We will provide more info when we load actual city in such engine.

Long-Term goal: Provide game, which can load other game's assets (that means you need to own original game to use our remake) and implement most of gameplay elements original game offered to us. Meanwhile, we're also expanding our game with HD pack, which is considered as clean total remake inspired by original game.

The whole project splits to:

Lost Heaven Lite -> loads original game assets (requires original game to be installed).
Lost Heaven -> uses our own assets inspired by original game (same as Black Mesa: Source is, basically).
Both of these versions will use same engine/game build, to provide equal gameplay experience.

Years ago, we were working on Lost Heaven Multiplayer, which was like SAMP for GTA: SA. That means, we already have some important information about game assets and their loaders. Lost Heaven Multiplayer (Inactive Project).

LHMP Videos:
Walk sync
LHMP Teaser

We currently don't own any site which holds information about Lost Heaven remake as the project is still in planning/prototyping stage.

Hobbyist C/C++ developer and occasional graphics designer.