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Brent Gulanowski's Blog

 

Brent Gulanowski is a software developer from Toronto. He currently resides in Edmonton. His specializes in Mac and iOS programming.

 

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Posted by Brent Gulanowski on Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:14:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Too many games don't adhere to internally consistent logic. This makes them dumb. For games to realize their potential, they need to be smarter. They need to be based on meaningful rules which can be mastered. They need to follow the Law of Conservation.


Posted by Brent Gulanowski on Wed, 11 Jul 2012 02:07:00 EDT in Design
In this post I summarize my current thinking about the fundamental elements of games. I consider the characteristics of the physical and logical parts: play spaces; game pieces; player roles; actions and legality; and resolution states.


Posted by Brent Gulanowski on Sat, 23 Jun 2012 04:37:00 EDT in
An introduction to me and the game I've recently started working on.



Brent Gulanowski's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/02/2013 - 04:09]

gigantic hairball of complexity : ...

gigantic hairball of complexity : I LOL 'd. As someone who adores the Simulation Dream, this article was a real eye opener. r n r nYou glossed over the variation of appreciation of simulations shown by different audiences. Some people really like the details of complex simulation. Of course, they ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/03/2013 - 09:15]

This sounds excellent. r n ...

This sounds excellent. r n r nIt sounds like agents are very rational. It would be great if the simulation allowed for examples of irrational decision making, too. r n r nFor example, preferring to deal with other agents with which they have previous experience. Perhaps as simple as a ...

Comment In: [News - 08/17/2011 - 11:33]

I think what people are ...

I think what people are saying is that, while it may be fine to have more accessible games that may still be called RPGs , they 1 are not really the same for good or ill , and 2 there are plenty of people who still like and want to ...

Comment In: [News - 08/16/2012 - 01:33]

I think too many are ...

I think too many are missing the forest for the trees. The urge to grow up can be interpreted in different ways. One alternative is to not only consider, but try out a larger variety of points of view and approaches. It 's not necessarily an attack on combat-centric games ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/10/2012 - 09:14]

Final point. If anyone on ...

Final point. If anyone on here did feel that they would like the chance to read further insult-laden and/or insult-inspiring writings I might risk putting on display, how might I go about giving them advance access in order to get some kind of yea/nay/so-so/fuck-off responses and, ideally, some sort of ...

Comment In: [News - 08/15/2012 - 04:15]

After reading Masters of Doom, ...

After reading Masters of Doom, I just can 't imagine John Carmack worrying very much about Spector 's entreaties. I love Carmack 's work and respect him immensely. Yes, he 's smarter than most of us. But he 's a specialist, and he loves or used to what he specialized ...