Newsletter #66 - New Project

New project announced, progress with the isometric engine, sketches, fan-made forum RPG based on Volund, and more.


We have officially announced that we are starting a new project. You can view the first released piece of concept art on the forums by clicking on the following image:

From the Programmer
Written by Invisible

The week started off well. It was fairly easy to get a single layer of isometric tiles to tile without seams.

However, when I progressed to walls, I ran into some depth problems which I wasn't expecting to have to deal with that soon. I still don't have the problem solved completely, as I will need to decide on a maximum view distance, but the basic occlusion seems to be working correctly.

Artist's Easel
Written by GreyKnight

iScribble Sketches #24

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Community Spotlight

The community, though not as active as in the previous months, has had some things to talk about. First off, there is ITS' new mystery project. This project has been hinted at in the "Announcements" forum. Not much information has been released about this project aside from two pictures and a depth test of the isometric engine on ITS' YouTube page. The members have speculated what the project might possibly be about, but for now no one is quite sure. On the forums some new topics have been posted, but overall it has been a lazy week over on the ITS forums. Though IRC still has members come in daily and is more active than the forums.
Rest assured, activity at ITS will most definitely pick up once schools let out their students for summer vacation.

There has been a number of things going on in the IfThen Software community and a couple of these 'things' include:
-Concept Art for a new project:
There has been a new Project going on and little is known about it except for a picture. Some members of the ITS community have debated what the name would be. And to think that all of this came by one piece of art. We do know that the project will be Isometric. No release date has been given yet.
-Text RPG based on Volund
A new text RPG by Infection is taking its toll on 5 members of the community and is turning out some-what of a success.

I still think the isometric engine looks like it's for RTS games.

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Funny Quote of the Week

Background information: If you aren't a programmer, this joke probably won't make sense.

Acaceol: if ( !try{} ) { while(1) try{} }
Acaceol: If at first you don't succeed, try try again
Acaceol: d:

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