Adam Bishop's Blog
Adam is the creator of the independent experimental game Time Flows, But Does Not Return and has taken part in the Experimental Gameplay Project. He has previously worked in the game industry in Montreal, but is now a programmer in another industry. While his formal education is in the history of 20th century international relations, he has been making games in some form or other (board games, card games, video games) for most of his life and it's a field he'll continue to be a part of. He currently has multiple projects in the works, which may make all of them less likely to ever see the light of day. If you want to get in touch with him, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Don't bother," she said.
Want to start making video games but don't know where to start? I've got a few suggestions.
Developers build a trust with players over the course of a game. Don't betray it for the sake of a "shocking" plot twist.
Digital sales aren't just affecting which games I play, they're affecting how I play them too.
An account of the constant sexual harassment I've witnessed in this industry and why gamers need to stop feeding into it.
Why the concept of "replay value" typically misses the point.
Adam Bishop's Comments
[News - 10/21/2014 - 04:11]
It 's amazing to me ...
It 's amazing to me that people think this was just a momentary lapse in judgement or some unfortunate accident or whatever. It 's astonishingly unprofessional, if nothing else. If a person has so little self-control that they can 't prevent themselves from going off on violent tangents in public, ...
[Blog - 10/15/2014 - 02:02]
@Sung r n r nThat ...
@Sung r n r nThat 's the same thing as poker, isn 't it The shuffling of a deck of cards is a purely deterministic physical act, but we refer to it as random because, from the standpoint of a player, it may as well be.
[News - 10/11/2014 - 04:11]
The Esapist 's honest attempt ...
The Esapist 's honest attempt to give a space for that discussion resulted in them posting screeds from a white supremacist and one of the men organising harassment of Zoe Quinn.
[Blog - 10/03/2014 - 02:03]
If I 'm reading this ...
If I 'm reading this correctly, the headline is incredibly misleading. It wasn 't the key re-selling that was found illegal per se, but the re-selling of only a portion of what was originally purchased ie. they sold the license but kept the install disc . Presumably this would have ...
[Blog - 09/29/2014 - 02:07]
Again, even if that were ...
Again, even if that were the case questionable if you think fantasy world is the same as the real world, seems like the bigger issue here r n r nYou seem to be arguing against a point that no one is making. No one believes that people are playing Mario ...
[News - 09/26/2014 - 01:21]
I think Nathan 's point, ...
I think Nathan 's point, which I agree with, is how much do we expect user behaviour to change in only a week I wouldn 't assume that the effect that curators are having now is the same effect they 'll have in six months. Steam has millions of users, ...