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Earths Of Alioth, a Mobile Game with Free Software inside !

Earths Of Alioth, a Mobile Game with Free Software inside ! | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

"Earth of Alioth" is an Arcade Game available since December 2014 both on Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, with a particularity: It was entirely developed with Free Software tools.

Developed by a little independent studio (Chloroptera Fx), Earths Of Alioth is a 3D first person Shooter in space with a brand new navigation mode adapted for tablets and phones.  We have tested it for some hours, the game is pleasant and the difficulty is progressive.
The graphics looks impressive. The developers said they worked under Ubuntu and used CodeBlocks, Eclipse and OpenGL for developing, Gimp and Blender for the Graphics, Inkscape for the interfaces, and more surprisingly: Milkytracker and Audacity for the music ! There will also be a Raspberry Pi release in july. Chloroptera Fx even claims that parts of their framework will be released under LGPL licences.
Such development configuration remains rare in game development, but "Earths Of Alioth" proves Free Software doesn't prevent quality.

http://chloroptera.fx.free.fr/index.html?p=i

 

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Un jeu vidéo Haute Définition pour téléphones et tablettes produit dans le Gers à Auch.

Un jeu vidéo Haute Définition pour téléphones et tablettes produit dans le Gers à Auch. | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

 A mi-chemin entre serious game (jeu sérieux) et jeu d'arcade, Earths Of Alioth (littéralement Les terres d'Alioth, une étoile de la constellation de la grande ourse) amène le joueur de planète en planète dans une ambiance de science fiction. Commercialisé ce mois de décembre dans le monde entier sur les plateformes de téléchargement des géants Apple et Google, ce jeu vidéo a pourtant été entièrement produit à Auch, en plein cœur de la Gascogne, par le studio Chloroptera Fx et son principal développeur Victorien Ferry.
 Après avoir travaillé 10 ans dans l'industrie de la simulation sur Toulouse, celui-ci nous a expliqué que s'installer à Auch s'était révélé particulièrement adapté à la création d'un studio de développement informatique indépendant. "Chloroptera Fx développe des jeux et applications pour mobiles en utilisant l'unité de calcul graphique de vos smartphones, une technologie encore sous-exploité."
 Le jeu lui-même propose des innovations au niveau des interfaces et un certain réalisme dans la navigation spatiale: "On peut mieux s'initier aux lois de Kepler et Newton en jouant à Earths Of Alioth que dans n'importe quel autre jeu vidéo. L'aspect simulation est très présent."
  Une version gratuite est aussi disponible sur les plateformes de Google et Apple.
http://chloroptera.fx.free.fr

 

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The Game Earths Of Alioth 1.2 Going Gold

The Game Earths Of Alioth 1.2 Going Gold | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

 The official news blog of Chloroptera Fx, has announced that "Earths Of Alioth 1.2" has now gone gold, after heavy testings on animals. This means that the game’s development is finished and everything is on course for the release on Androids, iPhones and iPads.  Speaking on the blog, E.O.A.’s executive producer, Vic Ferry, said: "I’m proud of both the quality and the sheer volume in Earths Of Alioth."

Seemingly marking the occasion, Chloroptera Fx has also released a new trailer showcasing EOA‘s new Features. The gameplay footage shows off some pretty cool stuff, including the fact that there will be Motherships and Leaderboards !

What do you think, will EOA live up to the expectation?

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Earths Of Alioth - Game Musics - YouTube

4 songs from the Mobile Game: Earths Of Alioth - Laser Action , by Chloroptera Fx. Available on Androids, iPhone and iPad. Google Play Store: https://play.go...
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Earths Of Alioth - Samsung TIZEN Ready.

Earths Of Alioth - Samsung TIZEN Ready. | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it
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Samsung will soon release a new Mobile OS called TIZEN, and we are already ready for it ! https://www.tizen.org/

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Improving 3D Rendering in Mobile Games using Procedural Programming on GPU.

Improving 3D Rendering in Mobile Games using Procedural Programming on GPU. | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

Earths Of Alioth - Laser Action is a game released by Chloroptera Fx this month for Android, iOS and soon the credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi computer.
It shows off quite unusual and experimental techniques on such hardware, through OpenGL ES 2 and various models of Graphical Processing Units.
 Most of the graphics you will see in that game are precomputed with equations at the beginning of the levels, using the GPU, including planets and cosmic backgrounds.
Vic Ferry, Developer at Chloroptera Fx, told us "it's 100% procedural programming, the game weights 9 Megabytes including 7 Mb of musics, as most graphics are implicitly created."
 One of the rendering trick used in the game is called "Gravitational deflection of light". This is a natural behaviour around planets, explained by Albert Einstein.
  "The sunsets wouldn't have been so nice in the game if we didn't apply that. It makes it more realistic: you're in space."

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Best Photo Yet of an Exoplanet - National Geographic

Best Photo Yet of an Exoplanet - National Geographic | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it
National Geographic Best Photo Yet of an Exoplanet National Geographic Now, the newly launched Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) has been installed on the Gemini South telescope in Chile, creating a telescope that is at least ten times more sensitive than...
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actually here : http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/files/2014/05/13-04215-large-gemini.jpg

... for better images of exoplanet, the best solution is still:

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Campagne de béta test pour Earths Of Alioth !

Campagne de béta test pour Earths Of Alioth ! | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

Avis aux Francophones,  nous lançons une campagne de bétatest jusqu'à la fin du mois d'octobre. Téléchargez la toute nouvelle beta pleine de nouveautés, jouez, et répondez au questionnaire anonyme en ligne !

Votre avis et les statistiques de jeu nous seront d'un précieux secours pour la finalisation du jeu courant novembre !

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Math Touch Book

Something that will be released soon... Mysteries !
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The new App by chloroptera Fx !

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Great for developpers

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The new App by chloroptera Fx !

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A First Person Shooter in Spherical Geometry

A First Person Shooter in Spherical Geometry | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

  FPS (First Person Shooter) have become very popular and never ceased to improve since twenty years. They propose players to explore worlds in three dimensions, in a very simple and intuitive way. In this constantly renewed kind of game, using the same rules and codes, original variations sometimes appear:
  In "Earths Of Alioth", a game for Android and Apple phones and tablets released in 2014, Space has become Spherical: the notion of high and low is completely gone: and for good reason, we are on satellites orbiting distant exoplanets in a fairly realistic space environment. However, most FPS rules are present. Only the movement mode changes: You must jump from satellite to satellite, pursuing drones, also in orbit. The issue of space management, essential for the player, is thereby upset: How to move toward or away from another point of space? How to find the shortest path from one point to another by jumping on the satellites, themselves in movements? These issues are more likely common to a Space Agency, but they find immediate intuitive responses in the game.

  According to the developers of "Earths Of Alioth" these intuitions are natural because there are links between two-dimensional geometry, three-dimensional, and spherical geometry, the latter sharing mathematical properties with the previous two.
  Video games have experienced a two-dimensional era, then a three-dimensional, it makes sense that more "Spherical Games" make their appearances.  Today's Haptic screens and tablets fit that perfectly.
"Earths Of Alioth" is available on iTunes App Store, Google Play, and App-Shop Amazon, with a Free and a Full version.
http://chloroptera.fx.free.fr/index.html?p=i

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The new Interface Paradigm in Mobile Games.

The new Interface Paradigm in Mobile Games. | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

 The arrival of tablets and smartphones years ago had started a revolution in computer science that is always at its beginning. Amongst those changes, Haptic Multitouch Screens implied a rewrite of hundreds of books about the ergonomic aspect of Human-Computer Interactions. It has more to do with a paradigm shift than an evolution.

 A closer look at interfaces in Mobile Games often reveals the will to adapt old desktop-like controls, like the four arrow paradigm figuring out the eternal joysticks and pads of the eighties, but the studies had shown there is a lot more to do with a "two handed interactions on a tablet display" scenario.
 
 Interface and ergonomic experts had studied how people hold tablet computers, and found out most people have their two hands at the bottom corners of the screen, with their thumbs naturally covering these two regions. From there we can define a map of the regions  where gestures are easy or hard. Moreover, thumbs naturally act like windshield wipers, covering each 90° on their corners.
 
 Chloroptera Fx, a young Game Company, has decided to apply the new ergonomic paradigm to their mobile games. Vic Ferry, the Game Designer, told us: "We invented some special controls which follow that windshield wipers theory, like the item swapper at the left bottom corner of the screen in our game Earths Of Alioth: You use that control to reconfigure your weapons and bonuses, and it allows to do that at the speed of light. The left hand reconfigures, and the right hand has similar controls for the actions. Informations are displayed on top where they are never hidden by gestures. This suits tablets and phones perfectly."
 Chloroptera Fx also adapted their product for Left-handed players, which remains quite rare in video games. Let's bet many new haptic controls for tablets are still to come.

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Earths Of Alioth , to be ported on RaspberryPi

Earths Of Alioth , to be ported on RaspberryPi | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

We plan to port our Game "Earths Of Alioth" On the Raspberry Pi Hardware, as the VideoCore IV GPU has enough power to perfectly handle its huge calculation units. On the Photo, the Pi is in the lego box.

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http://chloroptera.fx.free.fr/index.html?p=i

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Earths Of Alioth Funny Longplay: Level 5 & 6 - YouTube

This is a recording of me playing earths Of Alioth on Android (also available on iPad/iPhone)... This video has not all the sounds of the original game due t...
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Tracing neon lights and lasers: The Best Solutions Are Sometimes the Simplest.

Tracing neon lights and lasers: The Best Solutions Are Sometimes the Simplest. | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

SIGGRAPH papers are each years full of more and more complex finds, mostly targeted for desktop GPU architecture, implying more and more resources. Meanwhile, Programming 3D games on mobile devices has become the lost explorer of Computer Graphics: most rendering routines are quickly ported from old desktop engines, and few are those who experiment specifically for smartphones.
But mobile game development can still lead to small but effective discoveries:
Chloroptera Fx released "Earths Of Alioth", an arcade game using an engine based on "GPU Procedural Programming". Lead Programmer Vic Ferry told us: "We realized that laser lights were going to be everywhere, so we had to be sure the laser rendering looks nothing but top-notch. After some attempt with raytracing, we noticed that cutting out the outline of 2 spheres and a cylinder could be done with very few polygons and gave the best result we could dream of. It's some kind of advanced "impostor". The magic of the trick is that you can extend the rendering using real raytracing. There is still a lot to dig with that."
  The field of research around mobile GPUs may be larger than what we expected with camera image analysis and augmented reality.

http://chloroptera.fx.free.fr/index.html?p=i
 

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Nous avons fait un Jeu d'Arcade HD en utilisant uniquement des outils venus du Logiciel Libre !

Nous avons fait un Jeu d'Arcade HD en utilisant uniquement des outils venus du Logiciel Libre ! | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

Cela arrive rarement: Le jeu "Earths Of Alioth" pour android et iPhone, et bientôt Raspberry Pi, a été entièrement développé avec des outils issus du monde du logiciel libre !
Nous sommes un petit studio indépendant (Chloroptera Fx), et "Earths Of Alioth" est un jeu d'Arcade et Stratégie aux interfaces innovantes, adaptés pour les tablettes, ou on saute de satellite en satellite dans une ambiance de science-fiction. Les graphismes sont des images de synthèses en temps réel (Shaders) et le jeu est très plaisant.
Notre kit de développement sous Ubuntu comprend CodeBlocks, Eclipse et OpenGL pour la programmation, Gimp et Blender pour les graphismes et la modélisation 3D, Inkscape pour l'interface, mais aussi Milkytracker et Audacity pour la musique ! Il y aura une version Raspberry Pi et raspbian vers Juillet car cette machine a passé les tests de validité pour le portage.
Le framework maison de chloroptera Fx, qui a servi pour développer ce jeu, est une extension du projet Opensource azurvedalib et la bibliothèque d'interface multitouch utilisé en interne passera bientôt en LGPL.
Plus d'information sur la page officielle:
http://chloroptera.fx.free.fr/index.html?p=i

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EOA Version 1.2 Confirmed.

EOA Version 1.2 Confirmed. | HD Mobile Game: earths Of Alioth - LASER ACTION | Scoop.it

 Important News !
 Version 1.2 of the Game "Earth Of Alioth" Confirmed for end of October 2014.  This will be a Major Update, with radical changes in the interfaces and Enhanced Gameplay.
 A beta-test phase will be engaged in the coming days with a feedback tool . The 1.1 version is still available for Android and iPhone here: http://chloroptera.fx.free.fr/r.html

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Great 3D game for iOs and Android