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Article to appear in Games Engine Gems

Posted by Webmaster On September - 16 - 2009

Weaseltron’s article proposal for the forthcoming book ‘Game Engine Gems’ has been accepted.

The article aims to help fill an area of games programming for which relatively little literature exists; covering the various design decisions. Accompanying the article will be base-level, extensible GUI code that could be understood and dropped in by anyone from the student to the seasoned professional.

The next step is for the article, “GUI Framework and Presentation layer” to be completed.

Here’s a breakdown of the book directly from the publisher’s website:

“Jones and Bartlett Publishers is pleased to announce a new series, Game Engine Gems, with Eric Lengyel as series editor. Game Engine Gems brings dozens of brand new articles from leading software engineering professionals together in a single volume. Each “gem” in this book presents a previously unpublished technique related to game engines and real-time virtual simulations, and each one is supported by many years of experience and wisdom possessed by the authors.”

The book is to be published for GDC 2010. The book’s editor is Eric Lyngel, a regular contributor to the popular Games Programming Gems series (Charles River Media), as well as author of several other game-related publications.


Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans now available and reviews…

Posted by Webmaster On June - 9 - 2009

It’s been brought to our attention that the people at have produced reviews for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Dual Screen versions of Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans.

The reviews are generally very positive focussing largely on the accessibility, branding, ease of play and unique control systems.

Here’s a couple of quotes:

Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans is the heavily branded, although annoyingly addictive pachinko come pinball game staring the fruity flavoured gelatin snacks. In what turns out to be not a million miles from the crowd pleasing Peggle: Dual Shot DS, Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans is just as moreish as the edible product.

Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans is unique not only because of it’s franchise, but also as it adds a fresh spin on the firing balls into a playfield genre. Sitting in amongst the Peggle, Pinball and Pachinko games …

Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans

Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans

New Website design

Posted by Webmaster On June - 9 - 2009

As you’ve probably seen, the site has gone through extensive changes to give you more info, news and obligatory blogs on the developments here at Weaseltron Towers…

Please have a good snoop around the site and feel free to send feedback (positive only, please) to