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We chat with Gamelogic on why it decided to create so many small game prototypes in a month, and what its tool has to offer developers
Mention: 30 games in 30 days, by Grids by Steven Tu
Go SA! The local game dev scene is heating up, and the latest comes from GameLogic – the company behind the super impressive project which speaks volumes for itself – they made 30 games in 30 days, and they’re not even a game development company.
But Unity being an open environment, you can find a truly wonderful plugin in the asset store: Grids by Gamelogic. Using it you are ready to use geometry with Hex Coordinates, and the component comes with a lot of algorithms (Shortest path, Connected shapes, Connected lines, Neighborhood aggregation).
Surprisingly I was drawing my levels straight out of arrays and into its own grid in about 10-12 minutes. Installation was painless and unlike most people I took a few minutes to RTFM. Speaking of manuals, Grids has some of the best documentation you’ll see in a GameMaker extension.
Overall, the API for using the grids library is well put together. Some of this structure is probably a natural consequence of building a library with so many interchangeable pieces, but it was clearly written by someone with a strong grasp of the subject matter. I like that it is largely divorced from Unity-specific references. (ie. MonoBehaviour)