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Octopi have a fondness for anything that’s attached to something it wouldn’t normally be attached to. Robot arm on a swan? Okay. Shark head on a human? Sure. Tentacles on a car? Absolutely!

Much like Octopi’s other vehicles, the Enzyme features their trademark tentacle engines. How do they work? Well actually, the engines work just fine without the tentacles, but if you can add tentacles to those functional engines then why not? For science!

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That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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Octopi have a fondness for anything that’s attached to something it wouldn’t normally be attached to. Robot arm on a swan? Okay. Shark head on a human? Sure. Tentacles on a car? Absolutely!
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From all of us here at Dancing Dinosaur Games, we hope you all had a wonderful long weekend full of chocolate, bunnies, and chocolate bunnies. Remember, don’t eat the furry bunnies. Especially not if they were originally chocolate bunnies because something has gone horribly wrong.

We’ll be back with your regular scheduled blog post next time. Thanks for reading! –David

From all of us here at Dancing Dinosaur Games, we hope you all had a wonderful long weekend full of chocolate, bunnies, and chocolate bunnies. Remember, don’t eat the furry bunnies. Especially not if they were originally chocolate bunnies because something has gone horribly wrong.
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The Assentor has had its body work finished, its fresh coat of paint applied, and its fairly nondescript NOR styling fully realized. Since one of NOR’s primary focuses is candid observation, the Assentor tries not to stand out too much. Unlike the other factions of New Bedlam, NOR’s lack of vivid or garish colours in their aesthetic definitely helps in that regard. Or rather it would help if they weren’t the only ones sticking to a black and white style in a bri...ght, neon city.

Its lightweight, fine-tuned design makes it an excellent reconnaissance vehicle while still being able to defend itself when the need arises. NOR generally prefer to deal with threats in more subtle ways, but that certainly doesn’t mean they should be taken lightly in a fight.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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The Assentor has had its body work finished, its fresh coat of paint applied, and its fairly nondescript NOR styling fully realized. Since one of NOR’s primary focuses is candid observation, the Assentor tries not to stand out too much. Unlike the other factions of New Bedlam, NOR’s lack of vivi...
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Today we’re taking a peek at NOR’s light vehicle, the Assentor. Its design took inspiration from the classic and simple styling of the Ford LTD range. More specifically the Crown Victoria model like the one seen in Men In Black, and the comparison is perfectly fitting for the shady, tight-lipped, but well dressed organization.

Beneath the sleek elegance of its presentable face, the Assentor is packed with all of the bells and whistles you’d find in any other top...-of-the-line hovercar in New Bedlam. Of course bells and whistles are against NOR company policy due to them being superfluous decorations, so you definitely wouldn’t find any ACTUAL bells and whistles aboard.

For now though, the WIP model is honestly giving me an almost Cthulhu Corp vibe with those cylinders and circles that look kind of like giant eyes. It’s actually somewhat fitting for NOR as well if this car looks like it’s always watching you. In fact, if you can see it then there’s a good chance that it is.

That’s all for now. As always, thanks for reading! –David

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Today we’re taking a peek at NOR’s light vehicle, the Assentor. Its design took inspiration from the classic and simple styling of the Ford LTD range. More specifically the Crown Victoria model like the one seen in Men In Black, and the comparison is perfectly fitting for the shady, tight-lipped...
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We’re back at work once again after taking a somewhat extended break in January, and I’ve been diving back into the myriad of bugs and issues that need resolving.

The issue I’ve got back to this week is the main cannon on the Blitz. It’s a bit of a special case compared to other weapons because it has multiple parts, which makes it just like the cannon the Juggernaut has on its trailer. I’ve had to duplicate some code for that where reuse wasn’t feasible, and I ...thought I’d got things fixed when suddenly something happened that I couldn’t help but laugh at.

Sadly my computer isn’t good enough to handle running the development environment, a play test instance, and recording software all at the same time without serious performance issues. If it could I would love to record some of the weird things that happen when testing, but instead I decided to draw a little comic to show you what happened.

This is why I’m not an artist. To explain a little about what happened, when a vehicle spawns it replaces an old vehicle that had despawned. The cannon hadn’t been cleaned up properly and was therefore still on the next vehicle that respawned. So that’s a little look behind the curtain at some of the craziness I’m trying to fix right now.

That’s about all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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We’re back at work once again after taking a somewhat extended break in January, and I’ve been diving back into the myriad of bugs and issues that need resolving.
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It’s that time again where the end of the year is getting so very close, and outwardly it’s been a bit of a quiet year for Dancing Dinosaur Games. We’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes though, and we’re looking forward to bringing you some exciting news and developments in 2018!

For now we’re taking a break to rest, relax, and spend time with friends and family. We’ll be back again early next year.

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That’s all for this year. We’ll see you in 2018. And as always, thanks for reading! -David

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It’s that time again where the end of the year is getting so very close, and outwardly it’s been a bit of a quiet year for Dancing Dinosaur Games. We’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes though, and we’re looking forward to bringing you some exciting news and developments in 2018!
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Something that comes up a lot when I’m coding is the replication of existing features. Or more accurately, taking something that I did a while ago for a one-off instance of something and trying to replace it with a better, cleaner version for reuse in something else. The most recent example of that is the Blitz’s main cannon.

The Juggernaut already has a tank-style cannon mounted on its trailer that can rotate toward its target independently of the vehicle itsel...f, so I had the basics to build from when making the Blitz. However, I wanted to write the new version in a neater and simpler way to hopefully replace the Juggernaut cannon when it was done. Of course testing new ways of doing something inevitably leads to new problems.

Well, new versions of old problems in this case that brought back memories of making the Juggernaut for the first time. I’ve been dealing with the mildly entertaining (but still frustrating) issue of “helicopter tanks”. That is to say when the turret attempts to turn toward the target it just continues to turn in one direction regardless of which direction is the quickest way to turn. Worse still they keep spinning even after they find and point towards their target, letting off the occasional shot when briefly pointing the right way.

I finally fixed the issue (I accidentally added a full rotation somewhere instead of subtracting half a rotation) so they’re not spinning out of control anymore. I’m kind of disappointed in myself for not recording any of my tests to show you, so I’ll try to remind myself to do so for any future entertaining glitches.

That’s all for now. Sorry for the wall of text, but hopefully it gave you a little insight into the kind of things I’ve been working on. Thanks for reading! –David

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Something that comes up a lot when I’m coding is the replication of existing features. Or more accurately, taking something that I did a while ago for a one-off instance of something and trying to replace it with a better, cleaner version for reuse in something else. The most recent example of tha...
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LEST don’t have the greatest materials or the best facilities available to them, but they have no short supply of ingenuity and resourcefulness. Skillfully adding a little bit of salvaged tech to a bunch of what others would just call junk is all it takes to make the Stinker.

This little single-seater may look like it’s barely able to hold itself together (and to be fair, that’s not far from the truth) but it’s a testament to the tenacity of the LEST engineers w...ho took it upon themselves to answer the question “How do we make this shopping trolley MORE deadly than it already is?”

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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LEST don’t have the greatest materials or the best facilities available to them, but they have no short supply of ingenuity and resourcefulness. Skillfully adding a little bit of salvaged tech to a bunch of what others would just call junk is all it takes to make the Stinker.
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Next up for faction vehicles we have LEST’s light vehicle, the Stinker. The other two LEST vehicles were made by Riley, however Mark has been working on this one and is trying to stick to a similar and consistent style with this vehicle.

The Stinker is a weird collection of useful junk consisting primarily of an engine, some metal drums, a shopping trolley, and some scrap metal. What exactly holds all that together is still somewhat undecided. Since LEST tend to... use relatively primitive technology compared to the other factions it could very well be as simple as rebar and duct tape, but we’ll see.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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Next up for faction vehicles we have LEST’s light vehicle, the Stinker. The other two LEST vehicles were made by Riley, however Mark has been working on this one and is trying to stick to a similar and consistent style with this vehicle.
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JRC, unlike Big Larry, don’t tend to stick their logo or name in huge letters on everything they own. That doesn’t exactly mean they’re subtle, though. The Tenders are JRCs shiny new street presence, showing off their well-known orange-and-white motif with some brilliant, glowing plumage.

They are a light vehicle though and, individually, aren’t too tough or heavily armed. However, just like actual chicken tenders, it may be best for your health to avoid these i...n large numbers. Despite their name, they will NOT be gentle if you get in their way.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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JRC, unlike Big Larry, don’t tend to stick their logo or name in huge letters on everything they own. That doesn’t exactly mean they’re subtle, though. The Tenders are JRCs shiny new street presence, showing off their well-known orange-and-white motif with some brilliant, glowing plumage.
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This week we have a quick peek at the work-in-progress model of JRC’s light vehicle, the Tenders. Whilst it is stylish, it may not look too impressive just yet but it’ll soon have it’s orange and white branding and be ready to shake those tail feathers on the streets of New Bedlam.

And speaking of JRC, I’ve been continuing to squash bugs and fix issues with the new faction vehicles. Still got a few big problems with the heavies, but those are fairly clear and id...entifiable so I know roughly what needs doing to resolve them. For example, JRC’s Giant Combo needs to keep better track of its target and know when to stop firing its seemingly limitless supply of seeking chickens. It’s a mildly entertaining sight, but a little frustrating for me.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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This week we have a quick peek at the work-in-progress model of JRC’s light vehicle, the Tenders. Whilst it is stylish, it may not look too impressive just yet but it’ll soon have it’s orange and white branding and be ready to shake those tail feathers on the streets of New Bedlam.
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Lately I’ve been fixing a lot of issues with adding the new faction vehicles and I’m glad to say that a lot of them are now resolved. Still dealing with a couple of odd, unreliable bugs (by which I mean they happen inconsistently) which is making them a little harder to track down and fix, but I’m getting close to wrapping them up.

The other thing I’ve been working on is implementing and fixing a couple of new weapons. Most recently I’ve focused on the Boom Box,... which is a rear-mounted weapon that has a huge knockback effect to help you escape pursuers. My initial tests with the knockback effect were… more entertaining than helpful, but I learned a thing or two in the process. Not the least of which being that it’s possible to push other vehicles up and over buildings and walls if you really set your mind to it. I think I’ll try to exclude that possibility in the future though.

I’ve also been trying to resolve some issues with the Acid Cloud mines. I figure a single cloud probably shouldn’t instantly get you to full notoriety with the Fuzz because that just seems a little unfair.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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Lately I’ve been fixing a lot of issues with adding the new faction vehicles and I’m glad to say that a lot of them are now resolved. Still dealing with a couple of odd, unreliable bugs (by which I mean they happen inconsistently) which is making them a little harder to track down and fix, but I’m g...
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The Sabroso has had a bit of body work and some stylish branding slapped on it, and now it’s ready to patrol the streets of New Bedlam looking for hungry mouths to feed. The large propulsion thrusters on the sides have been replaced with front and back hover thrusters in the finished model.

Side access to the vehicle had been momentarily overlooked, but since the Sabroso is a food truck it was important to address functionality for customers. They have to be abl...e to reach their delicious burritos! Of course, when not serving customers the side window is covered by an armoured panel to protect its delicious cargo. And to a lesser extent, the service employee in the back.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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The Sabroso has had a bit of body work and some stylish branding slapped on it, and now it’s ready to patrol the streets of New Bedlam looking for hungry mouths to feed. The large propulsion thrusters on the sides have been replaced with front and back hover thrusters in the finished model.
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Big Larry’s business is, first and foremost, selling Mexican-inspired cuisine. And sure, it makes plenty of business sense to build restaurants and let your customers come to you. But why wait when you can track them down and sell to them on YOUR schedule?

The Sabroso is a food truck of the future, providing burritos to the masses (at fair and reasonable prices, of course) whenever and wherever it can find them. Find the masses, that is, not the burritos. Honest...ly, who would do that? Who would go looking for burritos just lying around and decide to sell them from a food truck? Probably Mecha Max from Mecha Max’s Mega Mecha Mex. Never heard of him? That’s probably because he’s not in business anymore. If you want fresh, delicious Mexican-inspired food you can trust, buy your burritos from Big Larry!

The model is probably going to get a little tweaking before being textured and finished up, but it’s coming along nicely. That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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Big Larry’s business is, first and foremost, selling Mexican-inspired cuisine. And sure, it makes plenty of business sense to build restaurants and let your customers come to you. But why wait when you can track them down and sell to them on YOUR schedule?
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The Freaked Flea has all of its parts and a full paint job, so it’s getting ready to roll off the virtual assembly line. All it needed was a little extra exhaust for its clearly impractical engine and some flame decals. Everyone knows clowns love flame decals, right? Well these ones do.

It’s bright and vibrant and ready to bring some joy and laughter to the masses. Or that’s what it would be doing if the Carnies’ Union were comprised of ordinary clowns, however ...these carnival folk are anything but ordinary.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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The Freaked Flea has all of its parts and a full paint job, so it’s getting ready to roll off the virtual assembly line. All it needed was a little extra exhaust for its clearly impractical engine and some flame decals. Everyone knows clowns love flame decals, right? Well these ones do.
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The Carnies of New Bedlam have a very particular style when it comes to getting around the city. Much like the clowns you may be familiar with, the Carnies’ Union go for bright colours, big smiles, and cars that are surprisingly spacious inside for their size.

The Carnies’ light vehicle, the Freaked Flea, isn’t quite up to having its bright colours just yet. It may not look like much yet, however you can see it’s taking shape to reflect its concept art.

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Bit of a light update this time around (Ha, “light”. Get it?), but we’ve been trying to work around a lot of personal stuff in the past couple of weeks. That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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The Carnies of New Bedlam have a very particular style when it comes to getting around the city. Much like the clowns you may be familiar with, the Carnies’ Union go for bright colours, big smiles, and cars that are surprisingly spacious inside for their size.
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The Strippers’ Society is an organization that prides itself on providing comfort for its clients and protection for its members. The Staffel is a perfect example of these ideologies being elegantly put into practice.

The Staffel is a well built balance of comfort, armour plating, and style. Its agile movement and ability to get the job done are complimented by its faction’s vibrant and strongly defined aesthetics.

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That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! –David

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The Strippers’ Society is an organization that prides itself on providing comfort for its clients and protection for its members. The Staffel is a perfect example of these ideologies being elegantly put into practice.
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