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Submitted by Mikael Tillander, posted on March 19, 2002

Image Description, by Mikael Tillander

What? Another vertical shooter as iotd?!

Yes, and as a matter of fact these pictures are from two vertical shooters. The lower two pictures shows my recently (and first ever!) completed game, This is no Rose Garden, and the upper two are work-in-progress pictures of my new game.

They're both based on my, constantly evolving, shooter-engine.

Some engine features are:
  • Three different landscape rendering systems
  • Environmental, normal, highlight, glow, trail and "dissolve" mesh rendering
  • AN8/CPP mesh loader and converter
  • Skydome (globe for in-space scenes), user defined number of cloud layers
  • Easy to use and keep track of texture management
  • Object management with parent/child and complex self-creation (time or event based) systems
  • NO particle system...who needs it?! ;)
  • Even the lower end of the video cards can run the games and the engine has been developed with this in mind. It's been tested playable even on a Voodoo Banshee card.

    OpenGL/GLUT/FMOD and Anim8or made it all possible.

    When the next game is finished the engine will incorporate pixelshaders and the rest of the mumbo-j in it. A demo version of This is no Rose garden can be found at and a demo of my new game will be available within half a year... :o

    Hope to get some comments and bug reports from those who tries the demo!
    M Tillander aka mice

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    March 20, 2002, 05:52 AM

    Yeah right. Lamer. Chikkins rock though.


    March 20, 2002, 07:42 AM



    March 20, 2002, 07:59 AM

    but I didnt hear any music ...


    March 20, 2002, 08:56 AM

    too hard for me (died like after 1 min)


    March 20, 2002, 09:40 AM

    Lamer? i think not ;-)
    Up yours scum :D


    March 20, 2002, 10:14 AM

    Are those explosions in the lower-right? Cool!


    March 20, 2002, 12:08 PM

    First of all, thanks to all of you for your comments!
    It's helped me to make some decisions with my new project.
    First of all, there should be an option called Easy as well...
    Secondly, an intro explaining the rules of the game should be incorporated.
    Thirdly, I will hire professionals to do the music and sound fx.
    And last, I will come up with a even more odd name and even more contradictions game-system wise...just to give you something to talk about... :)

    Except for some of you not hearing the midi music there doesn't seem to be any that right?

    Craig, try downloading now.
    Thanks to Joe Wright who found a broken link to the that is so humiliating... :/

    Thanks alot, again!!

    zed zeek

    March 20, 2002, 01:38 PM

    i only had time for a uick blast, but it loooked very nice
    bad points no powerups, only one level (demo though so thats excused)
    good points shortish levels, selectable different weapons at gametime


    March 21, 2002, 12:58 AM

    No matter what I do, the ship flies to the left side of the screen and I cant fly right.

    Win XP Pro
    GF2 GTS
    AMD tbird w/ VIA KT133


    March 21, 2002, 01:12 AM

    Yeah, of course I have my merry-midi activated. Buuuug! Buuuuug! :)


    March 21, 2002, 02:40 AM

    Sound like you've got a joystick calibration problem.

    If you don't have a joystick, make sure there isn't one in windows either (control panel -> gaming options)


    March 21, 2002, 02:42 AM

    And I bought the fmod license just to be sure that the sound and music worked on every machine...doh!

    I'm troubleshooting now...

    Matt A

    March 23, 2002, 03:39 PM

    Did you do all the art yourself? It's very nice!

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