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Creativity
In part 1, you got an intro and team retrospective of the “retro arcade” hack week project, where the whole team banded up and built a fun project together that really put Alloverse to the test. In part 2, you got an architecture overview, explaining the components involved in bringing a SNES emulator into a...
Hi everyone! Alloverse PM Tobes here with another update on how we do open source product development. This time I’ll be taking a closer look at the GitHub Projects beta and share some of my thoughts on it. Let’s go! First off; readers of Nevyn’s latest post will recall this illustration regarding project tracking tools:...
Community is the backbone of any successful open source project. However, growing a community from zero is not easy. There’s over 7 billion people in the world, so how do we best reach the ones that share your values? Social media can be great, but at the same time, algorithms can be moody and the...
We recently built a retro arcade as an Alloverse Place — complete with Street Fighter II, shuffleboard noises, and the smell of popcorn. The key to this experience is of course the arcade machine itself — it’s an AlloApp, a piece of software emulating games from the 80s and 90s. In part 1 of this...
I’ve been part of running two distributed startups over 9 years, plus 4 years of work across timezones at Spotify before then. The first few years were rough, and me and the orgs I were in fell into a lot of common pitfalls that took a long time to dig out of. I’ve been asked...
New year, new projects! But also where do you get started after a holiday break? AND keep yourself motivated? For us, two things were happening: We wanted to showcase what kinds of apps you as a developer can build on the Alloverse platform.Plus we wanted something fun to kick the year off with after a...
shooting-gallery
Taking place between March 25-26 2021, The inaugural Alloverse VR Jam has now concluded. The event was a great success; the tech held up, and we got some great feedback we’ll be working on over the next few weeks to improve the overall developer experience. For everyone who participated, thank you – you can look...
A summary of our first VR Jam to validate our Beta release! How we prepared & our key takeaways.
UX UI Alloverse
Yay me – I just released an AlloApp! 🎉 The first of many to come, this basic drawing board is a server-side-running, inherently collaborative “tool” to be used simultaneously by multiple people in a virtual Place. It’s being built side-by-side with the continuous development of our AlloUI Library, whose purpose is to enable anyone to...
Applied game dev math can be tricky, but is really rewarding. Here’s a follow-up to Nevyn’s Twitter thread on his journey from incomprehensible mess to enlightened one-liner. Follow the dev journey and learn the math involved. I studied game programming in 2004, which included linear algebra — matrices, vectors, that sort of thing. It was...
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