Andrew Haining's Blog
Ratus Apparatus is a one man game developer (Andrew Haining, a.k.a. The Sombrero Kid) based in Glasgow, Scotland. I'm currently working on my first game Alaska which is due to be released in summer 2014. you can find out more about Alaska here
, or by reading my development blog
No matter where you go in the games industry you'll find countless people telling you to start small "make something manageable that you'll get done quick or you'll never finish it" is the accepted wisdom but I believe this is bad advice.
I've been hearing a lot of people talking about Unity lately and I know a LOT of developers who've moved over to Unity to develop their games and this is a good thing, for now...
I try and make sense of what little success in getting coverage for Alaska in the games press.
Brief overview of The Agency Engine, my game engine I'm building Alaska on. This is reprinted from my development blog post http://www.ratusapparatus.com/blog/the-anatomy-of-the-agency-engine/
Andrew Haining's Comments
[News - 07/14/2014 - 04:00]
On the spectrum of Free ...
On the spectrum of Free Press to PR, Yogscast are now undeniably PR. At least they are open about it. People will know to go elsewhere for a less partial opinion.
[Blog - 07/10/2014 - 12:39]
80 of your C application ...
80 of your C application is compiled unmanaged C , this article is for the people who write those parts, not gameplay programmers. You can 't run performance sensitive code in a managed language because on the spectrum of optimisations vs readability you sometimes need to move towards unreadable optimised ...
[News - 05/15/2014 - 02:58]
The question helped inspire me ...
The question helped inspire me to write this - http://gamasutra.com/blogs/AndrewHaining/20140515/217837/Think big or go home.php r n r nI think I was coming at it from a different perspective though lol. Although I agree with this in my blog too.
[Blog - 05/07/2014 - 09:26]
When Nintendo isn 't doing ...
When Nintendo isn 't doing nothing it 's actively damaging itself but it 'd have to keep doing these abysmal things for a decade for it to become an issue. r n r nIt 's important to bear in mind that while the Wii U isn 't selling very well ...
[Blog - 04/24/2014 - 01:45]
Crunch is about extracting extra ...
Crunch is about extracting extra labour for your staff without pay and replacing good project planning with your employees time. It is never OK, if you take part in it or support it, you are responsible for forcing it on your colleagues. Until we understand this problem and unite, unionise ...
[News - 03/18/2014 - 08:37]
Wow, all star cast. Save ...
Wow, all star cast. Save some guests for the other episodes guys. r n r nP.S. You can tell this was penned at GDC, beesgo.biz is a relative hyper link, linking to http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/213456/beesgo.biz