2018 Slothparadise Roadmap

For the new year, I wanted to write a general roadmap on what we want to deliver. Having goals and being reasonably transparent matters to us, so here is our 2018 Slothparadise roadmap. January 2018 Upload World One alpha demo onto the Microsoft Store. It will be a prototype sandbox. Have World One playable to a certain extent. Learn through iterating and feedback. Fix some of the glaring bugs in World One. Create a bunch of single player tutorial quests....

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World One Microsoft HoloLens RPG – Developer Diary 2017

Today is the last day of 2017. This year was one to remember. We’ve learned. We’ve struggled. But most important of all, we persisted, and we made a lot of progress in our AR projects. To commemorate the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, we created 5 development logs of our journey as we learned how to make better mixed reality projects for the Microsoft HoloLens. It was only a year ago when we had no experience, making...

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Duel Monsters GO – Card Scanning Preview

A month ago, we were experimenting card scanning of actual Yu-Gi-Oh! cards to make a holographic dueling experience similar to the anime series.   Duel Monsters GO is a fan-based game. Yu-Gi-Oh! belongs to Kazuki Takahashi and Konami. Please support the official release.   Why real cards? Many people have Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. Many people play Yu-Gi-Oh! at locals and tournaments or with friends. We wanted card scanning to be portable. No external cameras required. No phones required. We wanted to...

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Duel Monsters GO – SF Game Expo, MAGWest, and Crunchyroll Expo 2017

We wanted people to test Duel Monsters GO for the Microsoft HoloLens! Our team knew that we needed to have random people test the game to make sure that certain design characteristics made sense. Duel Monsters GO is a fan-based game. Yu-Gi-Oh! belongs to Kazuki Takahashi and Konami. Please support the official release.   SF Game Expo 2017 SUMMER PLAY: San Francisco Game Expo! was held at The Google Launchpad, 301 Howard, 4th Floor at San Francisco, CA 94107. Thanks...

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Introducing Duel Monsters GO – Yugioh AR fan game for HoloLens

Yesterday, we showcased a Yugi vs Joey full duel using the Yugioh AR fan game for HoloLens. We’re code-naming the project, Duel Monsters GO, in reference of Duel Monsters in the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe and Pokemon GO.   The video above is a fan-made video of a fan-based game. Yu-Gi-Oh! belongs to Kazuki Takahashi and Konami. Please support the official release.   What is Duel Monsters GO? Yugioh AR or Duel Monsters GO is a multiplayer fan game of the popular...

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The making of Yu-Gi-Oh! in Real Life Demo for HoloLens

A couple of days ago, we created a demo video of our fan game called Yugioh AR for the Microsoft HoloLens with the objective of creating a working system for multiplayer Yugioh card duels.   The video above is a fan-made video of a fan-based game. Yu-Gi-Oh! belongs to Kazuki Takahashi and Konami. Please support the official release. We make no profit. We’re just fans.   Nostalgia Our team at Slothparadise owns 2 HoloLenses. As we were sitting in our...

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Creating an AR RPG for HoloLens – Concept Trailer

A couple of days ago, we created the announcement trailer of the concept idea for an AR RPG for HoloLens using Sword Art Online as our inspiration. We’ve been working hard the last three months to make our vision for an adventure mixed reality RPG come to life.   How did it all start? Things started moving along in early 2017 when I first started to practice developing with my HoloLens much more than before. One of the things that...

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How to Setup HTTPS for Free With Terminal

In this article, I’ll show you how to setup HTTPS for your website as long as you have shell/terminal access. We host slothparadise on Amazon Web Services EC2, so we do have shell access to the website. You should visit https://certbot.eff.org to get customized instructions for your operating system and web server. Let’s Encrypt has more information.   1.  Find out what type of web server and operating system you are using. Open a terminal and ssh into your website. ssh...

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How to Setup Bash on Windows 10 for Developers – Ultimate Setup

Bash for Windows 10 has been out for almost a year now. It has been incredible for a developer like myself to be able to use Bash natively on a Windows machine! In this article, I’ll show you how I install my main Bash setup for Windows 10.   Requirements Your Windows 10 PC must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update build 14393 or later. To find your PC’s CPU architecture and Windows version/build number, open...

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Introduction to Python and Computer Science – Chapter 9 – Dictionaries and Sets

In this video, we’ll talk about dictionaries and sets. For strings, lists, and tuples, we have been using integers as the indices and position numbers in order to get their values. Dictionaries are similar to lists except that instead of using integers as the indices, dictionaries can use any string or number or immutable type as the index. Let’s create a dictionary to demonstrate how it works. We will create a dictionary called states. Instead of using number indices, we...

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