Official GameGuru News

Aside from the occasional random PBR update, there really hasn't been much from TheGameCreators in terms of what's going on with GameGuru and this has caused some level of concern within the community.  Hopefully we'll hear something new soon. 

What's Good In The Store

Nothing new the past few weeks.  It's a little disappointing to see but at the moment there's nothing GameGuru specific that really struck my fancy.

Free Stuff

Lafette II has been dropping some extremely high quality models for free in this thread for several weeks now:

Like this greenhouse:

Along with many others, Graphix has been doing great things with model updates for PBR but in his spare time a few weeks back he found time to put together some fantastic racks for a warehouse:

Ironically for my book last night I was putting together a warehouse using these types of models, though I had to fudge it with scaffolding instead.  This would have been extremely helpful!

Lastly, Superclark has been putting up lots of FPSC Classic items that are re-upholstered in PBR textures:

And because I missed it - belidos made a 'simple quest chain system' -

Third Party Tools and Tutorials

Arteria3D is having a "GameGuru special" this month:

Also Game Launch Creator is running a 25% off sale for February:

Random Acts of Creativity (WIPs)

Gtox put up an interesting video of him breaking walls :)

The past two weeks have had an influx of projects and updates.  Here's a short list:
Cold Cable finally has an English release - he's looking for testers:

DJPulsion's unnamed game, says he has over a year into development.  Looks decent as far as first attempts go:

Bonesy's Sci-Fi Shooter:

Note the angled text, courtesy of AmenMoses

Duchenkuke's newest level in his own game:

To me, the use of color and foliage is second to none right now.

Mookai's 'Welcome to Manchester' looks well put together:

Psalm of Salem has a fairly solid design structure to it:

I dig the atmosphere. Looks just spooky enough.

Cybernessence's 'Cogwheel Chronicles' is looking more epic by the day:

Yes, that's a flyable seaplane!

And I think that's about it - what a monster list.  Keep up the great work guys!

In My Own Works

The book nears completion.  I mean it, truly, at least as a work of my own.  I'm at around 110 pictures of a required 125. It's a grind putting together graphics, images, info, and the like.  I've obtained a few last second pieces of info from Lee as well.

It's a huge amount of work and I'm genuinely thankful to all who have assisted me with it.  On that note, expect some messaging on that front as I will need some papers signed so I have your official permission (later this week).

Michael Messina (AKA Bolt-Action Gaming) is a native of central Pennsylvania, currently residing near York. He is a Linux Systems Engineer, part-time author, part-time Indy game-dev and full-time father. He is currently working on authoring a start to finish guide for GameGuru via Taylor and Francis (via CRCPress).