Author Archives: Freya

About Freya

Senior Software Engineer developing all kinds of stuff.

Burnt Islands on Greenlight

We’ve decided to open Burnt Islands on Steam Greenlight and see if people really would like us to make this game. There has been a little stop in development as after 3 years we became exhausted. Without financial help and … Continue reading

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Burnt Islands: I have built my first ship

Looks kind of creepy but it’s a progress. Such a ship would be able to dig terrain in all 4 directions whenever it flies.

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Tools/weapons ship

We have started to work on a new big feature for Burnt Islands – a tool/weapon ship. Player will be able to build a ship from resources available in inventory. Form of the ship and tools/weapons as well as a … Continue reading

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Texture site got texture number 1000!

Earlier in 2014 we began building our own high resolution textures site as it was quite difficult to get really good seamless textures for the game for free. All new textures that are being added are free one week. If … Continue reading

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Explosions with performance issues

A video of a “Blue eye” weapon explosion in Burnt Islands after refactoring threads in the game. We’ve had a real bottleneck here!

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Magic explosions

While testing a “Blue eye” weapon I noticed that you can shoot up in the air and the bombs will collide with each other making beautiful explosions. Also, this blue explosion cannot damage the ground any more, just robots. The … Continue reading

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Rethinking a door

As a game progresses we set new goals. A new one for next release is more time players play “Burnt Islands”. In current release 0.13 the longest time played is 33 minutes. Which is bad. We get feedbacks where people … Continue reading

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Second attempt at Steam Greenlight

After our first attempt at Steam Greenlight, where we were totally smashed within 5 minutes, we decided to work more on graphics and representation of the game. After that, we were wondering how much we gain by simply improving “Burnt … Continue reading

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Exploding oil barrels

You can now explode oil barrels with bombs and weapon. Some explosions from testing (a little bit slow as in debug mode).

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Our first 5 minutes on Steam Greenlight

We’ve had our first experience with Steam Greenlight yesterday and the results are overwhelming – 23 No and 0 yes in just 5 minutes. With other words – we got totally down-voted in just 5 minutes! Given a time frame … Continue reading

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