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Robert Carlson

Software developer by day, game maker by night. Co-Founder of Lets Build.

Location Milwaukee, WI Joined Joined on  Email address robert.carlson@yetisoftworks.com GitHub logo
Education

B.S. in Computer Science

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Ancient Elven art!

it looks hand drawn

Ancient Elven art!

Good, but I feel like elven art should have of a nature vibe ...

A new way to build games with no coding - CORE

Always good perspective :) I think abstracting code away shou...

Demo Preview Reel

I can't believe you made engine along with a game! Way to go!...

What's your day job?

player-base wise, i'm wondering if the game is gaining or los...

Just found you

Just curious, how did you find us? I noticed your profile men...

What's your day job?

I just recently got into minecraft, do you see the numbers in...

What's your day job?

Excellent! I never managed to finish college myself, but good...

What's your day job?

What are you going to school for?

What's your day job?

I'm in software development but I don't write code anymore. I...

Discuss #screenshotsaturday

I love this idea! I know for a fact it would keep me motivate...

How did the 3D in mario kart on the SNES work?

I don't know why I know this :)

How did the 3D in mario kart on the SNES work?

I'm pretty sure that game used Mode 7 rather than the SuperFX...

Unity Connect is ending... can we help?

That's a good point. I think we would define success a lot di...

Using GitHub for Unity Source Control

So unity doesn't have direct github integration like visual s...

Name change

i should say, internally we called you rohan anyway :)

Name change

Much better!

What are you learning right now?

You'll have to tell us how this goes. I'm sure others are jus...

Coffee is killing my creativity

Yeah I've definitely been burning the candle at both ends. CO...

What are you learning right now?

What prompted the shift to OpenGLES? I assume better mobile s...

What are you learning right now?

Just noticed you added a ton more to your github!

What are you learning right now?

We have another community member @lordofdragons building an ...

What are you learning right now?

If it were me, I would start by looking at an opensource engi...

What are you learning right now?

LOL from the looks of it you are taking the longest path to c...

What are you learning right now?

You should post what you have! Getting feedback before you po...

What are you learning right now?

I just watched a nice video on the history of graphics yester...

What are you learning right now?

Do you think native mobile development is going to die off? A...

What are you learning right now?

For me, I'm trying to learn tile mapping. Most of my games I ...

I just released a trailer for my upcoming 3d game :)

I like the opening scene when the player first opens the door...

Calling All Badge Art

I know I'm late to this comment, but I really like this idea!

Free 3D models and animations

I was definitely thinking of your game when I wrote this up :)

Coffee is killing my creativity

Yeah, I did some reading on what exactly sleep does and appar...

Welcome to Lets Build

Welcome! Glad you found us. Forum is an amazing platform that...

I've been gone, let me explain....

Thanks for sharing this!

I've been gone, let me explain....

Don't get me wrong though, we're very happy to have started t...

I've been gone, let me explain....

heroku, but its mostly the services that come with this platf...

I've been gone, let me explain....

We wouldn't change anything with what you currently get, mayb...

I've been gone, let me explain....

We like the model DEV does with sponsorship, it seems less in...

How easy is it to transfer a project from unity to unreal?

This just screams painful..... I suspect you can keep your as...

Local Multiplayer with NEW Input System - Unity Tutorial

I swear you and @eranelbaz are feeding ideas off each other ...

Unity Multiplayer Tutorial - Login To Server

I suspect HTTP has a lot of baggage, perhaps that is why a mo...

What has happened to this site?

This was painful to read, but totally necessary. Thank you fo...

A Mystery....

Are you making an engine for your game? I suppose it you are ...

How it started VS how it's going

This game has really evolved! The move to 3d was smart! I for...

I made a Lava Donut :D

The Books Of Valour dialogue system is now open source!

I have to admit, I was expecting more complexity in this for ...

Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. I also do youtube. I just released my 1k special video. :)

Congratz on reaching 1K

The Books Of Valour has Reached it's next evolution!

Finally!

Just backed up The Books Of Valour!

Have you considered making your game open source??? Sharing y...

I Remake my Favorite Mobile Game in 5 Days!

You are a beast! I've been in a slump these past few weeks. W...

Should The Books Of Valour have mod support?

How would you achieve this? I've always been curious how game...

Welcome to Lets Build

Welcome! For only 2 years your games really have a lot of pol...

How to rotate around an object in Blender

If you struggled with it, I would be willing to bet a lot of ...

This is going in the trailer ;)

I know @redeagle mentioned in his profile he does voice acti...

The Palace of Mervansted exterior almost finished!

I'm really interested in seeing what the final art style will...

Political Map Of Norkan!

Is each zone going to have its own climate or biome?

A question!

attack on site if you go near 'restricted' places'. Maybe the...

Competition!

Is the answer hidden in a prior content?

Bocte 'A Mandi slums are finished!

what do you use for screen recording?

Calling all musicians

Yeah or maybe dropbox, thats free up to a few gig I think.

Managing HighScore with Unity's PlayerPrefs

I don't, but I think perhaps the community's push to use this...

Working on the first side-quest in the game!

So there is a time travel component to this?

Working on the first side-quest in the game!

You could also incorporate Andrew as a shortcut to a future q...

Calling all musicians

This is an example of some of the music I think he is looking...

Blood particles = Yes

Was this easy to add? I've only done particles in Godot and I...

Managing HighScore with Unity's PlayerPrefs

I've seen PlayerPrefs being used to store general game data b...

Blood particles = Yes

Made a tweak to your post to have the video embed :)

Make Easy Enemy AI | Finite State Machine in Unity

Your editing has improved a ton! The transitions are a nice t...

A big change of plans.......

I'm surprised, but happy! I think this will give your game a ...

October is here, what are you doing?

Godot, I built a couple games in it and really enjoy the IDE....

October is here, what are you doing?

I'm working on a tower defense game! I really liked the warcr...

Moving 2D Backgrounds in Unity

This is very similar to an approach taken by @cpluta . I like...

Almost finished new dialougue system!

Is the dialog system going to facilitate choices? Or is it pr...

A New Wave, A New Voice: VoxPop Games

I noticed when I installed one of the games it asked me to lo...

New & Only on VoxPop!

The client was a little buggy for me when I purchased one of ...

A new game for a 70's PC 💾📼🎉

His devlogs of planet x3 inspired me to get back into game de...

Cannon Toss - Going with a Bang

You need to add a trap, like spikes or mud or something! I'm ...

Partnership with Voxpop games!

How does the fees compare with steam? I purchased a game from...

Partnership with Voxpop games!

I can't tell you how excited I am that you were able to conne...

About the Game: Among Us

This looks like a cool series you are working on. I wonder th...

BGS

heh no worries, I made this same mistake when I created our c...

VoxPop is not malware: Microsoft Authenticode, and how it’s screwing us.

So it sounds like we can help by installing this on all our m...

BGS

You should use the organization feature in letsbuild, where y...

Game Dev Digest — Issue #62 - AR/VR, Gestures, 2020.2 and more!

I've always been resistant to visual coding languages but I h...

The books of Valour Devlog 0: Lore

The language is a nice touch! @redeagle is doing something k...

Power-ups, Sound Effects and Level Progression!

GD script is not as bad as you might think. I came from a C# ...

Whats your favorite elder scrolls game?

Yeah... I think I've purchased it 3 times now :) Wait.... whe...

Hello!

Do you guys have a twitter?

Whats your favorite elder scrolls game?

I joined the club pretty late. My FIRST elder scrolls game wa...

Hello!

the books of valour The title sounds like you have a prett...

Day 100 : Times flies

This is your FIRST game? I would have imagined building somet...

Day 100 : Times flies

Congrats on hitting this milestone. Are you as far along as y...

New devlog for my upcoming 3d game :)

Looking good! I think maybe a tiny bit of camera shake when y...

Unity Announces Cloud Content Delivery Service

I would bet money they try to enter the publishing space......

Unity Ads Tutorial / Monetize Your Game Under 5 Min

that's awesome! thx for sharing

Unity Ads Tutorial / Monetize Your Game Under 5 Min

Does this mean you have to have separate projects for each pl...

Supporting custom export formats in Cute Exporter.

Does the user have to install a lua compiler?

Where do I start with AI?

This is very helpful. I was looking for more theoretical vide...

Cannon Toss - It's coming at me!

What are you thinking as far as theme? We should do some brai...

Custom Cursor with Input System - Unity 2020 Tutorial

It's crazy how much this level of polish really adds to the i...

Tips for New Game Developers - Inspiration

Same, but I tend to do that after i've played it through :)

Welcome to Lets Build

Well we're glad to have you! As far as tutorials for newbies,...

Cannon Toss - A beginning

I'm really interested in how you are going to generate the en...

DAY 80 : A little mystery for you 👹

This is deep, I think it almost has to be something more abst...

DAY 78 : Let's get official !

Can't wait to see the in-game art / comps for this :)

Cute Exporter (Cute Asset Pipeline) now supports Aseprite files!

I should be back into game dev this weekend, I'll be sure to ...

DAY 77 : Tunketon dind or lucky day

Here is a fun question, should "#ashnblood" really be transla...

Cute Exporter (Cute Asset Pipeline) now supports Aseprite files!

This is what I was waiting for! Thank you :)

Calling All Badge Art

I think you nailed it! There can be some level of ambiguity h...

wasted a WEEK of my life because of this

Hate when this happens. I found myself in a similar situation...

Calling All Badge Art

Yeah that looks much better!

Calling All Badge Art

The quills are kind of bland, i really like the coloring and ...

I need your feedback!

lol, yeah i got that from a few people.

Calling All Badge Art

Some thing to consider, the badges must convey the meaning wi...

What computer do you use for game dev?

lol looked at recent amazon purchase :)

Hi everyone, i'm a gamedev. In todays video i added a new prop, new spawn system for enemies and much more :)

lol, the name...

Grid-based Movement using Tilemap and Input System in Unity 2020

That's a good question, I could see this mechanic used for "j...

Make Flappy Bird Game With Bolt under 20 min!

The pulses from the designer are a neat way to help people un...

Welcome to Lets Build

I think programming makes you less good at math!

Welcome to Lets Build

Our old welcome thread was getting kinda long! Made a new one...

Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. In todays video i added new textures, props and more for my upcoming 3d game :)

Thanks for sharing, its cool to see you work on a 3D game!

I need your feedback!

i tried a bloom effect but it didn't really match the style o...

I need your feedback!

how's this?

I need your feedback!

Nailed it! I think i might add a °C icon next to it to reduce...

I need your feedback!

Where can i find documentation on this tag? I assume it hides...

I need your feedback!

Interesting, I never would have thought of it looking like a ...

I need your feedback!

That's a good idea! and yup :) you nailed it! Thanks

Welcome to Our Community

I've always felt unreal is too complex for small indie game d...

Welcome to Our Community

You can major in indie game dev!?!? I feel like I missed out ...

Power-ups, Sound Effects and Level Progression!

I'll see if I can figure out why zoom impacts hud visibility ...

Power-ups, Sound Effects and Level Progression!

The download was broken, fixed it by just giving you all the ...

Power-ups, Sound Effects and Level Progression!

Yeah, some of them are almost to reminiscent of Mario :) I mi...

Power-ups, Sound Effects and Level Progression!

So far I have not been able to make it past level 11!

How much programming experience did you have when you started game development?

I was a developer for 15 years before I started seriously dig...

Welcome to Our Community

We have a ton of devs who work in Unity and Godot. I myself a...

What was the first game you ever played?

Paperboy! Now that was a game!

Welcome to Our Community

Excellent! I see you are a dev.to content creator. You should...

ProtoForms with IKRigs

That tail, holy crap! Its been fun watching you get to this p...

How I made coffee stains in my game

I just spilled coffee on my desk and it got me thinking. Woul...

Welcome to Our Community

This looks very interesting, what inspired you to make this t...

What is your biggest weakness?

I tend to self isolate when life gets difficult or I'm in a c...

Drawing Captain Harty for PAPER TANKS

Do you plan on animating this character? I assume she gives t...

DAY 56 : YOU decide

ur tweet link is broken!

Recommend & Play Podcasts!

Working my way through this list. These are all great finds!

Adding Health & Fuel Resources to my Game

I plan on adding an effect where your ship heats up if you le...

DAY 55 : The Logo !!!

This logo makes me want to learn the language! I'm pretty sur...

Minimum Viable Product What it is and How to

Yeah its a humbling experience if you do it late in the proje...

Blurby... my first 2D game (playable download)

I drank the Godot Kool-Aid about 2 months ago and never looke...

Upcoming Feature - Badges

Commentator - if you comment on a post every day for a week

Minimum Viable Product What it is and How to

Reducing your game down to its core really pushes you to iden...

What was the first game you ever played?

Wait a minute, this was just sitting in a toy bin at school? ...

There will be 4 types of tanks in the game

Sparkacus! for lightning tank!

There will be 4 types of tanks in the game

I like the idea of all the names being themed, why not Roman ...

Searching for the best Character movements

Not sure if you can do everything you need with the free vers...

Searching for the best Character movements

By no means am I an expert in 3d animation, but I did want to...

What was the first game you ever played?

I can't tell from the video, but lode runner almost looks lik...

What was the first game you ever played?

For me it was Pole Position on my commodore 64. By the time I...

Day 52 : I'm so hot I've got a new fan

You referring to your fan a person made me think of this come...

Game Dev Digest — Issue #55 - Character Animation, Visual Scripting, 2020 plus

The article on data persistence is a good read for anyone loo...

Adding Health & Fuel Resources to my Game

This game was a great opportunity for me to learn how to appl...

Day 51 : Teaser of a Sneak peek

That makes more sense! You are right, it would weird to have ...

Day 51 : Teaser of a Sneak peek

That is awesome, are you going to do anything to introduce th...

Day 51 : Teaser of a Sneak peek

This is super cool! I'm new to fonts, what are you using to m...

There will be 4 types of tanks in the game

I really like the idea of giving these tanks a name beyond si...

Welcome to Our Community

Hey Ryan, I am a professional web developer who pretends he ...

How I made coffee stains in my game

I fixed your header gif. I had to scale the image down and re...

Voronoi F1 Euclidean & Noise 3D Blender Nodes

Hey, the link you provided for the demo is pointing to localh...

It's Another Feedback Friday

Animation, I think that is going to be my next topic for lear...

Hello everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. In todays video i played my first game that i released :)

Your first game brings back awful memories from my childhood!...

How do you "tune" your game's difficulty?

I'll include a playable demo in my next devlog series with th...

How do you "tune" your game's difficulty?

Can you explain this further? I'm not sure I understand the ...

Make a Level Selector and Scene Transitions in Unity (Indie Game Devlog)

The loading effect with the rocket coming in, waiting and sho...

It's Another Feedback Friday

Working on making deaths more epic with some slow motion.

How do you "tune" your game's difficulty?

Thanks! It's tough finding that perfect balance. I'm not tryi...

Removing my Game's Core Mechanic

Thanks, it was definitely a difficult decision. hard to not f...

How do you promote your games?

To hammer this point home we also tweet out every post and tr...

How do you promote your games?

Twitter is always a great way to promote games. Gifs are key ...

Pixel Art Tutorials from Saint11

Incase people are wondering, the juicy part of this post is i...

Welcome to Our Community

Godot is calling you! Join us!!!! JK I love your content, kee...

Design Pattern: Object Pooling in Unity

As a web developer I have to admit I'm pretty lazy when it co...

My GMTK game jam submission is out. Check it out.

It might also reinforce that its "random" :)

My GMTK game jam submission is out. Check it out.

I found myself jumping mid air and having the controls switch...

My GMTK game jam submission is out. Check it out.

This is a cool concept! Is there any rhyme or reason to the c...

The art of the Screen Shake

Something I personally like to do is give the player multiple...

Recommend & Play Podcasts!

No worries, we review each one anyway, so it doesn't matter i...

Hi everyone. I just released my first GMTK game . If you could try out and rate the game that would mean allot :)

Is that random dash part of the game mechanics (I mean it is ...

Recommend & Play Podcasts!

Thanks for sharing! I added it to our podcasts section ...

Started Developing a Game in Unity For Android (RocketJump)

I'm working on a similar concept right now in Godot. I will d...

Welcome to Our Community

First off, thank you for taking the time to read our articles...

Converting my Prototype into a Game

I'm only 5 minutes into the video and I already love the guy!...

Recommend & Play Podcasts!

Thanks for sharing, I'll check this out today and maybe add m...

Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. My goal is to reach 500 subscribers on my youtube channel :)

man your growing soo fast! I'm already sub'd but I can throw ...

Share a screenshot of what you are building!

Wait.... are you developing ON a Raspberry Pi4?

Toon Metal Shader

I continue to be blown away at what can be done using webgl a...

New AR/VR Peripheral - NextMind

Normally these types of devices require a significant amount ...

Would you do a game jam?

That's a great perspective. I never even considered how intim...

Drawing crash box for PAPER TANKS

I've always been a big fan of this game. A few weeks back the...

Share a screenshot of what you are building!

Don't hate the flappy bird clones! Heh, what is your plan for...

Share a screenshot of what you are building!

I've spent the last day working on the animations and physics...

Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. In todays video i am making a game in 1 day :)

Hey, I tweaked your post to show the video as embeded. Also j...

Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. In todays video i am making a game in 1 day :)

The trap item is pretty cool. Crazy how much difficulty you c...

Welcome to Our Community

I recently started working in Godot, and so far I am a huge f...

Cookie Clicker | Delegates and Event

I remember the first time I learned delegates in C#. It was a...

Welcome to Our Community

We're trying to setup a game jam soon. Would you be willing t...

Welcome to Our Community

Big is a relative term, we like to think we're small but grow...

Would you do a game jam?

We're kind of in a similar situation, a couple of us have par...

Congrats on getting up-to-date with upstream! ❤️

We're excited to see Forem take shape. The read next feature ...

Helping game devs with market insights and game benchmarking. Would love some ideas and feedback on what would help you!

I'm not a fan of paywalls that appear arbitrary, not saying t...

Welcome to Our Community

Hey Troy! You are in good company here. I am a full-time sof...

Helping game devs with market insights and game benchmarking. Would love some ideas and feedback on what would help you!

This is really cool, we've had discussions on the site about ...

How Much Money Did My Indie Game Make?

Thanks for sharing this. I really appreciate your mindset on ...

Celebrating our First Month With a $50 Game Dev Giveaway

Congrats to @fran97 for winning the $50 game developer prize...

Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. My goal is to reach 400 subscribers on my youtube channel :)

Took an extra day but im glad you reached your goal!

Space Cats Tactics - Live on Kickstarter

To have a Justin Ma compliment your game means a lot! I have ...

Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. My goal is to reach 400 subscribers on my youtube channel :)

I got to be honest, never expected this type of content on th...

Expo Audio - Upload recording to Firebase Storage and download it later

This took me a while to fully understand exactly what was gon...

How do you stay motivated?

My sleep schedule is not what it needs to be. Funny you shoul...

How do you stay motivated?

I'm a couple videos in and love it!

Have you ever experienced a bad lock-out?

What do you see when you try to login to google?

Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. I just released my platformer about gravity. My goal is to reach 50 downloads.

I'm a big fan of speed running, I'd love to see timers on thi...

Hi everyone, i'm a 15 year old gamedev. I just released my platformer about gravity. My goal is to reach 50 downloads.

It's a ton more challenging that I thought it would be watchi...

🎮UNITY3D course coming soon!

I really like this idea! The day/night, growth and AI mechani...

Welcome to Our Community

Glad to see you got in!

Celebrating our First Month With a $50 Game Dev Giveaway

have any questions? drop a comment below :)

Welcome to Our Community

Hey Emir, Glad you found us! What sort of games are you inte...

Snapchat Summit 2020

Thanks for sharing this. I added the #news tag to the home pa...

Blurby... my first 2D game (playable download)

I didn't just add it for the sake of play testing. The purpos...

I can't focus

I try to start small. Give myself a goal of 10 minutes to fin...

Loop Audio between Scenes and Add Sounds Effects - Unity Tutorial

I remember adding my comment on this article regarding a vide...

Blurby... my first 2D game (playable download)

The level design was probably the most difficult part. Making...

Blurby... my first 2D game (playable download)

Also added "esc" to restart <3

Blurby... my first 2D game (playable download)

sliding and sticking to walls would defiantly add a new dynam...

Blurby... my first 2D game (playable download)

Yeah sound makes the game! I added some placeholder sounds to...

Space Ship Controller

The most fun I have had playing with a tech demo :) the contr...

Loop Audio between Scenes and Add Sounds Effects - Unity Tutorial

did you edit the original video?

City Builder Devlog | Birthday

Happy birthday too :)

City Builder Devlog | Birthday

Welcome to the community! Your game looks great! I like how y...

What is Unity Mars?

This showed up on my feed this morning. This youtuber thinks ...

Marching Squares - Animated Steps

Is the demo working for anyone?

What do you love about indie game development?

I am a software developer by trade but I don't make software ...

Sci-fi Globe

We're having issues rendering out larger gifs for the cover i...

How do you get started on a game?

Great find, I will try this one out

How do you get started on a game?

I like your idea of the design doc. I'll give that a try toni...

Teach Me Ren'Py

My brother-in-law writes short stories and has an interest in...

Loop Audio between Scenes and Add Sounds Effects - Unity Tutorial

I don't know if I should be impressed with your epic math ski...

What makes an indie game "indie"?

haha, that made my day :)

WebGL2 : 135 : Quaternion Inverse Direction

So if I'm understanding this correctly, this technique guaran...

What are you working on?

"Baby steps".... words to live by :)

What are you working on?

Is this your first stab at multi-player? I know just enough t...

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