I have simply too many obligations to attend to to do this consistently and as such, this is the result. Good news though - we're in a slow period so there's not a significant amount of content to curate anyways.
So let's get on with it.
OFFICIAL GAME-GURU NEWSNot a lot I can find here. Seems like most of the news is done by the community as of current. Work continues towards refining PBR's output and the engine in general.
NEW ITEMS IN THE STOREMy least favorite section to review because there's simply too much. Here's some pictures:
So the rundown: There's some good stuff by M Stockton, Wolf, Campana Productions (love the butterflies and crystal cave stuff), and more. I think I'll be picking up the gun supplies soon enough from MStockton. Looks great and at 2.50 sale price - that's a steal. Pick it up here: https://www.tgcstore.net/pack/11032
THIRD PARTY TOOLS & TUTORIALSYou'll notice the addition of '& tutorials'. I am adding this because I want to ensure that the really noteworthy tutorials get encapsulated along with interesting third party tools. And frankly, I already have too many subheadings.
An interesting visual scripting framework. My son, who uses MIT's scratch, will love this. https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/219760
A really great tutorial by DK (DuchenKuke) on how to do lightmapping. A must watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6-7m6QLQMA
Work has begun by BOTR (Bored Of The Rings) of making his heightmap import tool an integrated package in Game-Guru on the GitHub source. https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/218876?page=4#msg2601811
Graphix made a quixel (graphic tool) script for GG: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/219569
ALERT-EMERGENCY-ALERT - AMENMOSES RELEASED A PHYSICS LIBRARY! GET IT HERE: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/219758
Free Motorcycle Helmet by Bod: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/215012?page=17#msg2601335
Free monitor tables by Wolf: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/219741
Free rubber boat by GraphiX: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/217932?page=11#msg2601597
RANDOM ACTS OF CREATIVITY
Currently there's a lot of really good work going on in the community by committed members. I recommend following:
Acythian, by Wolf: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/211124/newest
Direct Action 2, by Bugsy: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/219234?page=1#msg2600578
Into the Ice, by Ertlov: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/206985
Welcome to Manchester, by MooKai wins the honor of getting a screencap put in my blog this week. What fantastic work using very elementary components of GameGuru:
You can learn more about WoM here:
Lots of really good stuff here. Still waiting on an update by Dimoxinil for his 'Space Losers' game, which should really be honestly one of the 'best of the best' games made by Game-Guru upon release.
IN MY OWN WORKS.
I'll admit, I've allowed a lot of my "Battletech: A Time of War" pen and paper (roll20.net, actually) campaign to preoccupy me, but it's served as a valuable creative writing tool so I can't fault it, too much. The book is coming along slowly. I'm dedicating a few hours each week to getting a couple of thousand words done, so it's progressing at the proper pace. Currently I'm working on a segment discussing 'building your first game' - simply put priorities and configurations.
This chapter already has a few thousand words but is getting a second pass to really expand on it.