We receive a great deal of questions...
We receive a great deal of questions regarding how to get started developing your own Flash games. Macromedia Flash is a great tool that makes it relatively easy to put together a simple game in a fairly small amount of time.
You can get started by visiting the Flash Developer Center on Macromedia's website. It provides an excellent series of Learning Guides on a variety of topics that will get you started.
Who knows? Maybe you will be the author of the next featured game on XGen!
This week XGen Studios features the...
This week XGen Studios features the instant cure to boredom; Interactive Buddy.
The quality of coding is evident by the expandability of the engine. Nerds will go ape over access to the game's proprietary scripting language "Shock Script" (Accessible via the 'Modes' > 'Buy New Modes...' menu option).
We all know that you are creative. You...
We all know that you are creative. You know it yourself, even if you won't admit it. Why not express yourself to the world for everyone else to see?
One of my personal favorite web sites is DeviantArt. It's an absolutely enormous collection of photographs, drawing, poetry, digital art and everything in between submitted by users like you. All levels of skill are welcomed, and you might get some constructive comments from the other users. Here's my own shameless plug... Go have fun with it!
Hey guys! ...
Here’s an email from Kyle:
I see that you released the Stick RPG 2 town and it looks awesome. I am wondering though, is there any other towns besides the main one?
It is hard to say at this time if there will be multiple towns in SRPG2. But what I can tell you is that there will be multiple places to go in the first town. Check out StickRPG2.com to see the newest screen shot of - The Ghetto
Originality in games is a very touchy...
Originality in games is a very touchy subject. If it turns out right, people will adore you and emulate you to no end. This effect can be seen in games like Grand Theft Auto or the original Doom. However, more often than not the case is that the original game is a bad idea and nobody will enjoy it. This is the reason that publishers often reject original ideas.
We at XGen constantly strive to create innovative games, and we applaud the effort of other developers out there willing to take the risk. Gamasutra has an article listing many original games and game ideas from 2004 - It makes for an interesting read.
Two top-notch new games have been...
Two top-notch new games have been featured! Check out the action-packed 'Rescue Blade' or experience the classic arcade stylings of 'Capoeira Fighter 3'.
Performance updates have also been performed on Motherload, Castle, Fishy V2, and the main page of XGenStudios! These enhancements should provide higher frame rates and a smoother game play experience for those users with current generation systems.
As a big fan of Seth MacFarlane's hugely...
As a big fan of Seth MacFarlane's hugely underrated TV series, Family Guy (the show didn't seem to gain a great deal of popularity until after it was cancelled), I had been very much looking forward to the premiere / pilot episode of American Dad which aired tonight on Fox. The premise was simple - more of the geat MacFarlane humor that garnered Family Guy such an enormous cult following.
My opinon? It's definitely shown some of the great comedic flavor of Family Guy, but it remains to be seen whether the series will survive with an all new season of Family Guy starting on March 1st. As we've seen just one episode thus far, I think it's too early to tell whether American Dad will be a success or failure.
This one is for the video gamer who is...
This one is for the video gamer who is also an automotive junkie: Sony is once again pushing the limits of what you think consoles are capable of. After a great many delays and fighting off their legions of fanboys, Gran Tourismo 4 is coming to a PS2 near you very soon.
Check out the gameplay footage in this new trailer. This is about as photorealistic as graphics can (currently) get.
Like any self-respecting tech geek, I'm...
Like any self-respecting tech geek, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest tech toys. Whether it's the fastest new video card on the market, or a great new piece of software that will save me time and boost my productivity, I've got to have it.
One of the things I've been looking at recently is the new Mac Mini from Apple.
Don't get me wrong, I've been a PC fan all my life, but there's something that draws me to the sleek and slim form of the Mini. It seems to make the statement that computers don't have to be big, noisy boxes that you hide under your desk. There's also something appealing about hardly having to worry about viruses or spyware ever again.
And, perhaps best of all, you can get Macromedia Flash for the Mac platform, so you don't have to give up your XGen fix!
Hey XGen Fans! ...
Hey XGen Fans!
It’s Travis again, here with a new music post.
I’ve decided every week to present a really great artist that people here may or may not have heard. Seeing as this is my first week, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite local bands, Portal.
They’re a 4-piece, heavy rock band. Think of a cross between Tool and NIN, with an absurdly low voice. They currently have two CD’s available, and are currently remixing their second CD. (So far it sounds even better) The song “remnants” is one of the new remixes.
Anyways, great music, great vocals, really great songwriting; check out some of their MP3s or their main website PortalBand.com.
Well, that’s it for this week. If you have a band or know any bands you think I should hear, send a link or mp3 to me at email@example.com
See you next week!
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