The importance of preset saves

When building a game with any sort of progression you need a quick way to jump to various points of said progression. For a multiplayer FPS that might be having the ability to debug-drop weapons. For a 2d platformer that might just involve a level select. For some games it…

Supertalk has been released

...as an open source project :) redxdev/SupertalkDialogue scripting language for Unreal Engine. Contribute to redxdev/Supertalk development by creating an account on GitHub.GitHubredxdev…

Unreal "Typewriter" text block effect

I've spent way too long getting this right. It seems so simple to just have a letter appear every fraction of a second in a text block... and it is. At least until you start caring about details like line wrapping not breaking mid-effect and rich text support. I've posted…

Realtime turn-based AI

You know how in most forms of media (games, comics, movies, whatever) if a group of people gang up on the "hero" or player, they tend to attack one at a time? It's a pretty common trope, but at least as far as games go it's also somewhat required for…

Scripted Dialogue Sequences

I've been working on a prototype for a game in Unreal as a personal endeavor for around 8-9 months now. One of the systems I setup pretty early on was a way to very easily script cutscenes through blueprint. It's primarily based around writing textual dialogue, and is called "TalkMoment"…

Improving Pathfinding + Navigation

In my last post I showed off how my cinematic system works. The result was this nice little gif: The caption said, "The navigation system is a little funky and needs a rewrite"... Well, now I've done a large refactor of the navigation system and it works much better. Before…