I'm Anton Temba, a game developer from Finland that currently specializes in game design and pixel art. I go by the name Reactorcore on the internet. I've been in the game industry for over ten years and as a gamer twice as long.
I believe games can be something more than just throwaway toys, which is what has led me on the path on researching what I call a Boundless Game, a type of a design structure that challenge all known game design traditions to allow for the creation of games that can be played literally infinitely, where one can have an experience of Super Metroid-like exploration, action, discovery and fun, but isn't limited by a scripted narrative or a linear structure, which would make such a game finite otherwise.
If you're a game developer, check out my Pixel Art Sprite packages designed for game development:
There is a free starter pack with over 230 objects ready for use!
Find out about the most influential tool a game designer wields: The Power of Encouragement.
Detailed explanation of what it is, how to use it, as well as a look the at potential risks and opportunities involved with using this power.
Digging into the core of whats up with the infamous impostor syndrome, so you know the real reasons behind it, allowing you to understand how to get over it.
Need a young perspective on game design? Not sure how to go about certain design decisions? Send me a question and I might be able to help you out.
Deconstructing myths and prejudices against what infinite games are and what can they ever be.
Find out how to control the longevity of your project and how to create the ultimate, infinite game.
Be warned, this is a massive guide.
As a game developer, your project can have the potential to have infinite longevity, offer a much richer experience of gameplay and not leave you in a state of emptiness after you finish that usual linear scripted game that you used up fast anyway.
[News - 03/02/2015 - 12:00]
Thats really nice and all, ...
Thats really nice and all, but how are they going to keep track of people who make the said successful games and know how much to charge royalties from them r n r nAnd more over, how are they feeling about people who might release their game on their website, ...
[News - 02/12/2015 - 06:05]
This encourages developers to do ...
This encourages developers to do false advertising. : / r n r nChanging a few screenshots on the store doesn 't change the fact that the game features violence and guns to solve problems in them.
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[News - 01/29/2015 - 05:56]
Whatever, they 're doing two ...
Whatever, they 're doing two things that are worth more than some stock price value: r n r n1. Making enjoyable products worth playing. r n2. Building trust with customers. r n r n r nThe money will come later, they 've just been busy building a solid foundation, which ...
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[News - 01/23/2015 - 07:10]
For now, there is no ...
For now, there is no one single game I could recommend alone to a developer to study, the closest thing I could give is two games: Super Metroid and Cortex Command. r n r nSuper Metroid for Quality and Satisfaction. r n r nCortex Command for the Modding system, Potential ...