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Hexagonal Grids
Hexagonal grids are used in some games but aren’t quite as straightforward or common as square grids. I’ve been collecting hex grid resources for nearly 20 years, and wrote this guide to the most elegant approaches that lead to the simplest code, largely based on the guides by Charles Fu and Clark Verbrugge. I’ll describe the various ways to make hex grids, the relationships between them, as well as some common algorithms. Many parts of this page are interactive; choosing a type of grid will update diagrams, code, and text to match.
hex  programming  coordinates  math  game 
18 hours ago by kjeldahl
fivesigma's comments | Hacker News
Just plain ol' Websockets. But with a twist.
I use 2 WS connections mirroring some packets on both, to deal with head-of-line blocking.

I interleave information that becomes redundant (like the position of players, I can handle losing every other packet for a while, interpolating/predicting missing info) but send important data in all channels (like when a rocket is fired, it's just one event that must be seen).
Again, I'm not OP but I did similar things and explained what probably happens with this game.



What DiThi said (read his excellent post)
There's also another important detail. Due to delayed ACKs on Windows and battery-preserving TCP stacks on most mobile devices/laptops, some of your packets will be delayed. Even with TCP_NODELAY. Desktop OSX/Linux do not display this behavior.
The only solution I have found, and it's a rather crude one, is to blast the server every 50ms with a 1-byte packet. It is ugly but it works well.
architecture  tcp  software  game  realtime  websockets  design 
20 hours ago by sherbondy
Jump, Step, Step - A unique adventure game with a cute but crazy robot on his way to recovery.
Every day we offer FREE licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  game  giveaway  of  the  day 
yesterday by dcolanduno
Home - The Game Awards
2014年につくられたゲームアワード。歴史は浅いけれど、アドバイザーとしてNintendo, Sony, Microsoftのゲーム部門リーダーが加わるなど信頼できる
Game 
yesterday by takumisaito
» Game Loops on IOS Ananse Productions
Analysis of CADisplayLink, vsync, and run loop interaction.
development  ios  game  programming 
yesterday by mayoff
Kleptocrat
Kleptocrat is a unique game of strategy and tactics, based on real-life patterns of money laundering and offshore structuring that have been used by actual corrupt public officials... that is, until they got caught.

This game, created by The Mintz Group, a global investigative firm that specializes in tracing assets, offers you insight into the strategies of the corrupt, as well as those who are trying to bring them to justice.
weekly  dystopia  game  finance 
yesterday by twwoodward

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