Trisector Dev Archive

  • For v1.0.3 of Trisector, I wanted to add dynamic lighting to the CCSpriteBatchNode layers to enhance the depth of field and to make the scene a bit more visually interesting. This article will discuss a dynamic lighting shader and a dynamic lighting and blur shader used in Trisector.

    Dynamic Lighting Shader with Cocos2d v2.0 and CCSpriteBatchNode

    For v1.0.3 of Trisector, I wanted to add dynamic lighting to the CCSpriteBatchNode layers to enhance the depth of field and to make the scene a bit more visually interesting. This article will discuss a dynamic lighting shader and a dynamic lighting and blur shader used in Trisector.

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  • Trisector uses tile maps for the Base terrain layer and the Collision terrain layer. The tiles for each layer are managed using a CCSpriteBatchNode which includes the tiles being displayed in the current viewport. This article will discuss two methods of tile culling for a CCSpriteBatchNode, where the first is […]

    Improved Tile Culling for a CCSpriteBatchNode

    Trisector uses tile maps for the Base terrain layer and the Collision terrain layer. The tiles for each layer are managed using a CCSpriteBatchNode which includes the tiles being displayed in the current viewport. This article will discuss two methods of tile culling for a CCSpriteBatchNode, where the first is […]

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  • Trisector uses a custom side scrolling parallax shoot-em-up engine. This article will discuss the making of Trisector’s engine and some of it’s inner workings (aka how I reinvented the side-scrolling shoot-em-up wheel).

    Making of Trisector: Engine

    Trisector uses a custom side scrolling parallax shoot-em-up engine. This article will discuss the making of Trisector’s engine and some of it’s inner workings (aka how I reinvented the side-scrolling shoot-em-up wheel).

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  • Trisector uses tile maps for the levels, and each level’s tile map includes a Background, a Base layer, a Collision layer, and an Object layer. This article will talk about the design, creation and structure of the levels and the tile maps.

    Making of Trisector: Maps

    Trisector uses tile maps for the levels, and each level’s tile map includes a Background, a Base layer, a Collision layer, and an Object layer. This article will talk about the design, creation and structure of the levels and the tile maps.

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  • The sound effects of Trisector were designed to be minimalistic and 8-bit sounding. This article will describe the process that went into creating each sound used in Trisector.

    Making of Trisector: Sound Effects

    The sound effects of Trisector were designed to be minimalistic and 8-bit sounding. This article will describe the process that went into creating each sound used in Trisector.

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