Demon Deal. - Crobby. Moved. The Package. (-) - Knotting. Moved. Vacation Dean. - Age Play. Moved. Round Two. - Breeding Kink. Moved. I taught you well. - KnifeplayMoved. Checking in. - BennyCasMoved. Don’t touch my wife! - BrandingMoved. My turn. - Coming untouched. Moved. Red lace, or black silk. - LingerieMoved. I need time. - SevinMoved. Good boy. - Puppy play. Moved. Right up your alley. - Fingering. Moved. Happy birthday, Dean. - Stapling. Moved. My saving grace. - Sastiel Moved. I found it in a vampire named Benny. - Scent Kink. Moved. Your fingers in mine. - Handholding. Moved. What a good little angel I have. - Begging. Moved. Not that kind of brother. - AdamDeanMoved. Home by 11. - Rough Sex. Moved. Don’t touch. - Dom/Sub . Moved. Can I come in?. - AmelisaJessSamMoved. Horror Fucking. - Freespace. Moved. My curse. And theirs. - Touch Starvation. Moved. Sandwiched between them. - AaronDeanSamMoved. Glory hole. - Blowjobs. Moved.
Ahh it’s Tuesjade!!! It’s the summer looks prompt for today! So here’s some gorls being in the heat!
I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone and finally do the freespace for @jaderoseweek sorry it’s so late!!!
I’ve been wanting to do Freespace 2 style beam weapons for a long time now, but never got around to it. This works the way you’d expect, using LineRenderer, raycasting, and a capsule collider for “splash damage” around the beam.
The capsule collider doesn’t really do anything because this is a test project that doesn’t have a concept of damage, let alone ships, but the basics are in place for it to eventually be added in a real project.
What is interesting about this though is how event driven the whole set up is. The main class, BeamCannon, handles the timing logic contains a bunch of very specific subclasses that get updated based on events called by the BeamCannon. This is the kind of thing I’ve been making poor attempts at recently that just frustrated me, but somehow this all worked out without me even especially trying for this. I just noticed that these things could have been easily abstracted in an event driven way and decided to give it a shot.
This code snippet does a good job of showing how having this all event driven looks versus just doing it my usual way.
For example, instead of calling a bunch of random looking functions when the beam starts cooling down after firing, I instead just call the CoolingDownEvent and anything that registered to it will react to it. I actually ended up fixing a bug simply by registering StopImpacting to this event, which was a neat moment.
I’m not totally convinced this is the best way to go about this. Still, it’s one I’m finding very novel, and I quite like how self-contained and focused it makes the majority of the code.
Do you have a favorite class of ship from Star Wars? From Star Trek? What's your favorite individual sci-fi space vessel of all time, and why?
Star Wars –
I mean, there’s the obvious X-Wing and Millennium Falcon… Seriously I don’t
understand why there aren’t more of those ships in more sci-fi movies. Think
about it, you acknowledge that this film you are making is set in a future
based off of our present timeline. Are you telling me that no one at Disney is
selling the rights to let people own their own “insert star wars ship here”? I’m
not talking about Star Destroyers here. That said I still wouldn’t put it past
some uber-rich mega fan to commission one like you hear of people commissioning
their own recreation of the Titanic now a days. Okay okay that probably comes
down to real world licencing but come on people, promise me a future where I
can walk into a dealership and fly away in a licenced recreation of my choice
Right… favourite class of ship from Star Wars…
I’m pretty partial to gunships and ground attack craft. I’m not a fan of the
Y-Wing though. I mean the X-Wing would still be pretty amazing to fly, manoeuvrable,
shielded, has it’s own jump engine… Then there are the Jedi Starfighters and
Interceptors, both nice looking ships… For gunships there can only be the LAAT
for me, something about that ship, I just want one…
Star Trek – Of
all the wessels/vessels to appear in Start Trek there is pretty much only one
that jumps to mind for me… The USS Defiant. What can I say, I love a gunship
and that thing ticks all the boxes. Fast, manoeuvrable, heavily armed and
armoured an on top of that it can cloak… Design wise alone I loved it even
before it’s capabilities became clear. It looks like the space ships I used to
design when I was a kid.
Of all time –
My dude, really? Even baring the above where do I start? I mean lets blow it
out a bit first. I’d struggle to nail down a series/universe let alone a favourite
ship. Then you add in video games… Argh, and my head just imploded… Ok let’s
try and run this down real quick and in no particular.
Babylon 5 – Starfury, White Star, Earth
Decent Freespace – The GTF Hercules, GTB Medusa
The Expanse – The Rossinante
Space Above and Beyond – The Hammerhead
Battlestar – Vipers all of them. The Galactica
Pairing : Dean x random bar guy, ghouls, Sam Word count : 1,071 Originally posted under: crowleysplaythings Warnings : M/M smut (just a touch), Dean has dark kinks. Vore turned real. A man gets eaten. Sam never came back to hunting. Square filled : Freespace Written for @spnkinkbingo
A/N : I had this in my head since before I started Kinkbingo, so I finally wrote it and used it for my free square.
“Sorry, sweetheart. I’m waiting for someone.” He gave her a soft
smile as her lips turned down into a pout. He softly chuckled. “You here
a lot?” She shrugged. “Tomorrow?”
“I can be here tomorrow.”
licked his bottom lip. “Then how about I meet you here, tomorrow. And
you can show me what a fun time I’m missing because of this asshole I
need to meet.”
Her pout was quickly replaced with a grin.
“Tomorrow sounds good. I’ll be waiting.” She winked, her hand sliding up
his thigh as she began to move past him. When it fell, he turned in his
stool to watch her walk away. He knew she’d turn.
disappoint. Glancing back over her shoulder, she bit her bottom lip and
blushed as his eyes roamed her body. Giving her hips some extra sway,
just for him, she made her way back to the table she had left her
Idea storm again, kinda sleepy. Here we go: Amy & Rory hogwarts, Ace Mel, just Frobisher, K9--I looked but never saw that you actually did that one?, 12 + Duty of Care, Rassilon, freespace please share a rarepair favorite of yours, Romana (both I and II) for hogwarts... I'm tired there'll be more later
In case you missed it last week, please take a moment to
fill out the Volition Annual Fan Census 2015. The survey is over at the end of
the day on Wednesday August 12, so let us know what you think, and get entered
to win a special Volition prize pack!
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Is Volition secretly collecting data for the NSA?
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When is Volition
making a new Red Faction/Summoner/Punisher/Freespace game?
After the THQ
bankruptcy auction, Volition no longer owns the rights to any of our previous
franchises other than Saints Row. Red Faction and Summoner went to Nordic
Games, Freespace is owned by Interplay, and the rights to Punisher reverted
back to Marvel.
Will there be another census survey?
This is the second year we’ve done one, and we
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Pictures from the farewell party for Senior Producer Jim Boone. Everyone at the studio will deeply miss him, but we all wish him the best at his new gig at Riot Games!
Jim also wrote up something for the fans that he wanted us to share:
After a long, amazing ride it is sadly time for me to say goodbye to Volition. The studio has been a part of my life before there even was a Volition - back when it was Parallax Software developing Descent. I had the great fortune of being one of the testers on Descent 1 & 2 while at Interplay, and even had the chance to spend a few months working on site at Parallax with Descent 2.
Once Parallax split into Volition and Outrage, my good fortune continued as I had the chance to produce FreeSpace 1 & 2, Summoner 1 & 2, and Red Faction 1 & 2. It appears we really liked doing games in pairs back then! BTW, if you want a great laugh look up Summoner Geeks - perhaps a tiny precursor to some of the crazy humor of Saints Row.
After taking some time away from Volition, I returned to work on Saints Row 2. I can clearly remember a debate the team had on FreeSpace 1 where a pilot said “God damn” and the team was split as to whether this was far too mature for our game. If we could have peered into the future to see Saints Row, I think we would have had a coronary!!! During this return to working with Volition, which lasted nearly 10 years, I had a chance to work on multiple Saints Row titles, and both of our most recent Red Faction titles.
The one constant during all this, was the team at Volition. What an awesome group of people - talented, hard working, creative and funny! This is what I always loved about the studio, and what I will miss the most - it’s people. I also extend this same feeling to our publisher, Deep Silver. A great group of people that could not possibly have been more supportive - far more so than any publisher I have worked with before.
It was hard to say goodbye to Volition yet again, but I had an offer to work at Riot Games that I just couldn’t pass up. Riot is a developer I have a tremendous amount of respect for, and I am incredibly eager to dig in. On top of this, I have the opportunity to live in my old stomping grounds of Southern California. It will be really weird not looking through a sea of cornfields or soy fields (or just plain fields in general,) but it is a sacrifice I am willing to make.
All kidding aside I am going to miss Volition a great deal, and I am going to miss its fans. The comfort I take in this is that I now get to be a Volition fan myself, just like all of you.