I like YouTube – it´s a great place to find stuff that XNA devs are working on. A lot of what you see here might never make it into games or is right from the start meant as a tech demo, but that´s not the point. This new category is devoted to videos I found on YouTube and thought would be worth sharing.
This time I have 5 videos for you that I think are nice to watch and maybe even a bit educative.
#1 is titled Terrain Flyover and shows you a nice isle with cool optics and what seems like a real time generated wind sound. Looks quite promising – just as the other two videos from MenuInProgress that follow this one if you hit the MORE button under the video.
#2 looks like a similar island but this time there is a motorbike driving on it. Might be the reasons it´s titled Bike Gameplay WIP
#3 is my favorite video in the trio and I can see a very cool RPG there … or maybe a platformer … or some kind of mining game. Have a look at Block World.
#4 shows a ragdoll editor – I never really looked into how ragdolls work. Just by watching the video I got quite educated … interesting stuff. As a dev you need to watch XNA: Skinned model ragdoll.
#5 is a tech demo for an engine that is supposed to be made available to XNA devs in the first quarter of 2011. It looks promising and the devs are obviously very optimistic… but see for yourself in Xna 4.0 Xbox 360 technology bomb part 1/4
I hope you liked the videos – please let me know if you want to see stuff like that in the future.