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 2015. you can find out more about Alaska here
, or by reading my development blog
What I learned about entering the IGF last year, advice for devs and advice for the IGF!
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 - 11/26/2014 - 05:19]
[Blog - 10/15/2014 - 02:02]
I largely agree with the ...
I largely agree with the article, I 'd argue the game would be better without the antagonists altogether, there 's a fundamental difference between fear of death and fear of losing progress. Fear of death comes from immersion in the world, ludic concepts, especially frustrating ones like fear of losing ...
[Blog - 09/24/2014 - 03:01]
I wrote a google analytics ...
I wrote a google analytics wrapper for c which enables cross platform analytics with minimal fuss for my game, I open sourced that part because I thought it 'd be valuable, you can find it here - https://github.com/TheSombreroKid/GoogleAnalytics/ r n r nit 's only dependancy is the c rest sdk ...
[News - 09/25/2014 - 09:46]
Not to mention the reason ...
Not to mention the reason this video looks weird and gives some people motion sickness is because the specular reflection result is dependant on the position of the viewer.
[News - 09/15/2014 - 07:34]
I tweeted this: r n ...
I tweeted this: r n r nhttps://mobile.twitter.com/Sombrero Kid/status/511562107180290049 r n r nWhich i think is what I 'd like to hear in his position. He will probably never read it but i figured help contribute to a flood of positivity you might drown out the negativity. r n r nI ...
[Blog - 08/28/2014 - 01:15]
I wrote a simple cross ...
I wrote a simple cross platform google analytics api a while back which could be handy in situations like this: r nhttps://github.com/TheSombreroKid/GoogleAnalytics