The winter isn’t over, but our Winter Fan Jam is! For those unfamiliar, we held a modding jam over December and January, prompting the modders to explore the themes of Winter and/or Hibernation.
People of Frictional: Samuel Justice
My name is Samuel Justice. I became audio lead here at Frictional Games in February of this year. However, I’ve been directly and indirectly involved with the studio for 3 years. I work from home in a place called Worthing in England – a small seaside town that’s fairly sleepy.
Peter Wester: Engine programmer
I’m Peter Wester and I have been an Engine Programmer here at Frictional Games since late 2011.
I work from my apartment in Stockholm, Sweden. I used to have a nice big desk, but after getting a PS4 Devkit it has become cramped.
Editor Fly Mode
Hey there! Vacation time is really close now and there’s so much to do before it arrives, but I still wanted to drop by and keep you posted on new editor stuff, so I’m gonna keep it short this time.
Particle Editor updates
Hey! Today I’m sharing the results of the last two weeks of work on the ParticleEditor with you. I’ve had loads of time for additions and improvements — I’m just gonna go over the most notable ones briefly.
Tech Feature: HPSL Shading Language
HPL3 is our first engine to support both PC and consoles. To make it easy to support multiple platforms and multiple shading languages we have decided to use our own shading language called HPSL. Shader code written in HPSL goes through a shader parser to translate it to the language used by the hardware.
LevelEditor Feature: Poser EditMode
So I’m back with another HPL LevelEditor feature update, the Poser EditMode.
Tech Feature: SSAO and Temporal Blur
There are many publicised algorithms for high quality SSAO. This tech feature will instead focus on improvements that can be made after the SSAO has been generated.
Editor feature: New color picker
Hey there! So I finally dropped by to write a quick post on our stuff after quite a long hiatus (exactly 3 years, 3 months and 8 days long according to my last post) and Thomas pretty much took over the blog. Right now most of you might be wondering who’s typing even . The name is Luis and I mainly code the tools we use here at Frictional (also the ones you might have been using for making your own Amnesia custom stories) After the quick introduction, here comes a little editor feature showoff.
Tech Feature: Linear-space lighting
Linear-space lighting is the second big change that has been made to the rendering pipeline for HPL3. Working in a linear lighting space is the most important thing to do if you want correct results.
It is an easy and inexpensive technique for improving the image quality. Working in linear space is not something the makes the lighting look better, it just makes it look correct.