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Hey All! Hope you guys had a spooky Halloween and are having a good day, I come bearing the gifts of updates!

  • Added Weaponmaker! You can now make and use your own custom sword using the weapon maker.
  • Added Secret passage and Weaponmaker room, see if you can find it 😀 (using Level Streaming).
  • Fixed issue where loading back into a Streaming Level would re-spawn the intractable components.
  • Download on Steam here!:

    You can keep track of what I’m currently working on The Desert’s Rose Trello Board here!:

    I made a couple of applications recently.

    One is an Audio Splitter which takes in a single .mp3 file and splits it into separate tracks (separate .mp3 files).

    The other is an application to suspend a particular process. In this case, it suspends the Grand Theft Auto V process for 10 seconds and then resumes the process after. This is useful for creating an empty session in GTA Online.

    Also, Desert’s Rose update coming very soon, stay tuned!


    The Desert’s Rose

    I’m happy to announce the Early Access release of The Desert’s Rose! You can check it out here or on the Steam store page.

    VR Interactable Objects

    I’ve been working on adding more interactable objects like doors, drawers, guns, and more to my VR game. The VR Template I made will also include these items. Here is a video 😀

    I’ve been working on a game called WhackVR and I figured I could abstract out the grabbing functionality I have into a plugin/template. Doing so allows others to use the grabbing functionality for their own game! This is important because currently there is one major way to grab things in VR and that is with the PhysicsHandle. The PhysicsHandle unfortunately for grabbing does not feel natural and lags behind.

    With my template however, I managed to disable physics when grabbing but still enable collision. This allows the grab to feel more natural, not lag behind, and feel more fun. Here is a video to better illustrate what I mean, you can find the template here!


    WhackVR Update

    WhackVR is the new name for Smash.

    It’s still in early development but I made a video to show what I’ve been up to. I’m currently working on improving the grabbing along with a whole bunch of other stuff. Here is the video:

    Smash Update

    Hey All!

    I’ve been working on a game called Smash! That’s the working title for now anyway. You will be able to pick up and throw, crush, and destroy destructible objects. You will also be able to equip and use weapons to destroy more things :D.

    I’m still in early development but here are some demos of the gameplay I have been working on. You can pick up objects and crush them, throw them, or use them as a weapon. More coming soon!

    PanoramicVR Release!

    I’m happy to announce that PanoramicVR is now available and ready for download!

    PanoramicVR is an application for The Oculus Rift (and other HMDs) that allows the user to view 180, 270, 360 degree panoramic images and photospheres in Virtual Reality. The SamsungVR and GoogleCardbord have something similar but you cannot view 180 or 270 panoramic images with it. The Oculus Rift, SteamVR/Vive, and other HMDs for the computer currently don’t have an application that does this, so I decided to create one :D. This is the first step to a series of applications that will be built on top of PanoramicVR so stay tuned, there’s more to come!

    Check out PanoramicVR here:

    Working on Unreal Engine 4

    Owen and I started working on our game “The Ether” and Owen finished almost all of the design for the game thus far. I’m starting the coding process and one of the first things I’m doing is making a UI. Currently I’m working on making a drag and drop window and once I get that done I will write up a tutorial on making an inventory from scratch using Slate.

    I worked on making a tutorial for getting started with slate called “Hello Slate”, It is a simple “Hello World” text display using slate. The example also starts to dive into custom buttons (since that tutorial was next on the page). Here is a link to the tutorial and the full project can be downloaded at the bottom of the tutorial (or here).

    Modern OpenGL Programming

    When I started learning about OpenGL, It was still using immediate mode and did not use shaders. Over time shaders were starting to be introduced but were still extensions and not built in so there was a lot of mixing of the two with immediate mode and all that shit, not to mention you still needed to use old Win32 code to set up the window. More recently OpenGL has built in their shader stuff and also the GLFW library now exists for making the window and handling keyboard and resizing callbacks from the window as well.

    So for the past week, I’ve been working on an Modern OpenGL project that uses GLFW, GLEW and modern shader code. Here is a screen shot of the project, it contains a Floor and a rotating cube on two axis.

    Cube rotating above a floor

    In the code, The Cube and the floor could both inherit from a parent class since they share some things but I decided not to do this for clarity reasons. GLFW currently has some issues when clicking the X to close, so to close the project properly hit ESC.

    Here is a link to the project and if there are any questions feel free to email me (!


    I made a few implementations of useful/interesting things in C to illustrate different algorithms such as hashing, use of data structures, multi-threading, etc. Here are some of the examples:

    Binary Search of an Array.
    Breadth First and Depth First search on a tree.
    Counting the number of occurrences in an array. (Example of hashing).
    Finding the longest “run” of consecutive numbers in an array.
    Merge Sort.
    Multi-threaded programing in C.
    Reversing a linked list.


    I just released a program for Android phones on the Google Play store. It’s called AwayReply, It allows you to set a custom message and when enabled, it automatically will send that message to anyone that texts you. The app is free and its still in early beta so if you have any problems feel free to email me (

    Here is the app

    Who is that Actor Program

    So It was a Friday night and I was like “What do people do for fun on Friday nights?” so I decided to make a program of-course. I wanted to be able to ask the question “Who was that guy/gal that was in (movie A) and (movie B)?” so for example you want to know all the people that were in both The Matrix and Burn Notice, it would return the list of all the actors that were in both movies/shows. Here is a link to the application.

    Essentially what the program does is it sends HTTP get requests to IMDb pages. Then I get the IMDb pages for both movies and parse out all the actors/actresses in both movies. Then I compare all those actors/actresses and display only the ones in both. The source code is available on the Source Code page under Who is that Actor.

    Ray Tracer

    So I found a tutorial on about how to make a simple ray tracer. Using the tutorial I cleaned up a lot of the code and made it so the user can enter custom parameters for screen dimensions and field of view. You can set the resolution (the screen dimensions) very high but at like 11,000 x 11,000 it will take up to 5 hours to generate the image (but it will look amazing). On top of that, you can also modify the items.txt file to add/remove spheres, specify their colors and other parameters.

    The Ray Tracer can be found in the applications page and the source code to the ray tracer is also posted in the source code page. If you want to see what came out of the ray tracer after I specified 11000×11000 with fov 60 and a high ray depth, click here.

    Video Tutorials

    So I decided to make more video tutorials for computer science stuff. I posted the YouTube embeds on the videos page or look up Katianie9 on YouTube.

    I just discovered a small glitch with the prefix name and the tile height. The changes are up and feel free to download the latest version.

    New Applications

    Ive been keeping myself busy learning linux and how to write code for it / write code for the kernal. That was tough but now I have some time to add some of my new projects to the site. I created a program that can convert roman numerals to numbers and numbers to roman numerals which can be downloaded here. Another program I created is an image splitter that will take an image and break it up into user specified tiles, this can be downloaded here.

    I also uploaded the source code for all the new applications and re-organized some of the other code on here.

    Stony Brook Zombie Apocalypse

    I’m releasing Zombie Apocalypse v1.0 tonight. There are still some glitches with saving but hopefully I can fix them in the next update. Have fun! Any questions feel free to email me.

    I’ve been working on polishing alot of my work lately and I was able to fix movement and jumping problems with Zero in Snow Samurai. I’m about to release Katianie Stratego soon that uses a left for dead theme for the pieces and the game board. Katianie Stratego will also be able to load and save replays along with having both an easy and difficult AI.

    I will be uploading one of my biggest projects yet “Stony Brook Zombie Apocalypse”. Me and two of my friends worked on this game together during the spring semester and used a game engine provided to us by our instructor. I will leave the game open source. Ive been polishing this game for the past month or so by adding new graphics and fixing some glitches. I’ll try to release the game soon.

    Snow Samurai v1.0 is out!

    I just got done putting together the .exe for the Snow Samurai game. Its still a work in progress but Here it is anyway!

    3D Cubez!

    So I was reading up on XNA 3D Programming and I created a class that makes making 3D cubes much easier (I’ll post it in source code in a bit). I’ll also put up the main class along with it so you can see how its used (Note: if you look at the source code to Riemer’s XNA book you’ll see i got most of it from there).

    The Tank game isn’t going to happen :(. I was able to make it so the tanks would lie flush on the curve along with correct(or as close as i could possibly make it) positioning of the cannon. The problem is with the explosions, there’s a lot of back and fourth with the set and get data methods which makes the game very slow and unfortunately theirs no real work around this.


    I have some things in the works atm. I’m reading up on 3D game programing and working on a 2D tank game similar to gunbound. So hopefully I can get the tank game up and running soon but it still needs a lot of work. As for the 3D programing, I hope to get a small 3D game up soon as well.

    WordPress got messed up >_<

    I have to redo the whole site because the wordpress data got messed up….O well it shouldn’t take long….be back soon