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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:44:34 +0200

Stop the werewolf erasure!

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 02:06:52 +0200

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:35:00 +0200

For anyone confused about climate change, this graph puts it in proper perspective.

#climatechange #globalwarming #science #history #xkcd  

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:46:38 +0200

Rules for Learning Game Design

More accurately, my rules for learning game design. They may not be your rules for learning game design, because you may not have my brain inside your skull (unconfirmed, but seems plausible). This list addresses the areas where I tend to get stuck or go off-track, and some of these may be useful to you if you run into similar issues.

Make the Minimum Viable Product. Plan the MVP ONLY, then build the MVP. AFTER the MVP is finished, you can decide IF you want to expand on it, or if you want to move on to the next project.

Make games, not worlds. Worlds will come later. The answer to "Why?" is always "Because gameplay."

Work around roadblocks. Solve the easy problems, but if a problem is holding up progress, tweak the plan to work around it instead of trying to solve it.

Don't make it right, just make it. You are not a professional (yet). Better things will come later. Right now, just make something.

#learningunity3d #unity3d #gamedesign #videogames

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:49:46 +0200

Original Post from Corey C.:

End Space VR is undoubtedly the best space fighter game currently available for Google Cardboard, featuring beautiful graphics and fast, intense gameplay. My only minor gripe is that, while I haven't played for long yet, so far it seems to be a one-trick pony: You defeat a wave of enemies, only to move on to... fighting another wave of the same enemies, using the same weapons, in the same way.

There's only so much you can do on Cardboard with just the one trigger, and unfortunately I think that holds this game back from being everything it could be. I don't want to hold the limitations of the platform against the game, but there are still features that could have been included like a wider variety of enemies, weapons, ship upgrades, etc. that would drastically improve replay value.

As it is, while I certainly think you'll get your dollar's worth of gameplay out of this, there's just not enough to do here to keep me coming back.

#virtualreality   #mobilevr   #vr #googlecardboard #videogames  

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:49:17 +0200

End Space VR is undoubtedly the best space fighter game currently available for Google Cardboard, featuring beautiful graphics and fast, intense gameplay. My only minor gripe is that, while I haven't played for long yet, so far it seems to be a one-trick pony: You defeat a wave of enemies, only to move on to... fighting another wave of the same enemies, using the same weapons, in the same way.

There's only so much you can do on Cardboard with just the one trigger, and unfortunately I think that holds this game back from being everything it could be. I don't want to hold the limitations of the platform against the game, but there are still features that could have been included like a wider variety of enemies, weapons, ship upgrades, etc. that would drastically improve replay value.

As it is, while I certainly think you'll get your dollar's worth of gameplay out of this, there's just not enough to do here to keep me coming back.

#virtualreality   #mobilevr   #vr #googlecardboard #videogames  

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:34:11 +0200

Fascinating article on how design affects different people, particularly in regards to the differences between how most men's and most women's brains interpret depth and how this results in different reactions to the current slate of VR technologies.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:21:42 +0200

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:15:22 +0200

So they announced the next Olympic city at the closing ceremony... In the most ridiculously awesome way possible.

The video's been getting scrubbed from the Internet, so check this out before this copy gets taken down too. The good part starts about 2:56... But if that's not your thing, the REALLY good part starts just after 3:50.

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 23:25:05 +0200