Gareth Williams

I Make Games

I make videogames. Serial game jammer. Unity3D, Monogame. Made One Game a Month in 2013. Currently working on Jarheads, PicaVoxel, and Lairytales

Tag: XNA

  1. 1GAM December: Going Down

    My final One Game a Month entry for 2013 came from December's Ludum Dare jam, and I teamed up with Paul for the last time this year. We went into this LD with absolutely no game ideas, and we also had to cut the jam short by…

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  2. 1GAM September: Voxel Shooter

    I'm so uninspired right now I can't even think of a name for this month's game! The plan was to create a side-scrolling shooter in the vein of R-Type using the voxel engine I debuted during last month's Ludum Dare. I succeeded in doing so, but as time went on…

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  3. 1GAM August: Spatium Secondorum Decem

    The end of August saw Ludum Dare 27, and Paul and I participated in the 72-hour Jam competition for the second time. Since finishing work on Hunted, I've been working on an all-new voxel engine that I intend to use in a couple of future games. Though still in its…

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  4. 1GAM July: Hunted

    July's game is another exceedingly ambitious title, but I'm pleased to say that this time it has mostly come together. Hunted is a top-down shooter that features a large procedurally-generated "open" world, day/night cycle, vehicles, plenty of guns, enemy compounds to infiltrate and nasty Generals to eliminate. Hunted…

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  5. 1GAM June: FShoot

    This month I chose once again to do something new and took it upon myself to dabble with a little F#. This is the first time I have used F# in any way, and the first time I have used a functional programming language. I ended up shoehorning OO code…

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  6. 1GAM May: RoboFight!

    RoboFight! is an example of a six-week idea that was implemented in twelve days. By that I mean that I bit off more than I could chew. I had the idea for a side-scrolling brawler à la* *Golden Axe, Double Dragon, Streets of Rage etcetera back in April with a…

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  7. 1GAM April: Other Space

    This month's One Game a Month submission was created during the Ludum Dare jam, and I teamed up with Paul again who whipped up some fantastic graphics. Other Space was created in 72 hours. At first, we struggled to match the game idea we had to the theme ("Minimalism"), but…

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  8. 1GAM March: Super Turbo Racer '89

    March has come and gone, and with it - a new game! This month's One Game a Month submission took me way out of my comfort zone and into three dimensions. It's not often I make 3D games as I don't really have a head for maths, but I forced…

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  9. 1GAM February: GravWalker

    I'm powering into February with GravWalker, a gravity-defying shoot-em-up that takes inspiration from the Amiga game Walker. It was one of my favourite games on my favourite platform and I think I've done well by it. I've also used the idea of a 360-degree rotating tilemap to create what I…

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  10. 1GAM January: You are the Villain / HeroBash

    My first offering for the One Game a Month challenge started out as a 48-hour game jam that happened over New Year's weekend. Myself and artist partner-in-crime Paul had been chatting about doing a game jam for a while, but unfortunately missed the last Ludum Dare. To make up…

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