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Charles Palmer's Blog

 

Charles is a nine year veteran of professional development mainly focussed on large-scale multiplayer games as a Gameplay Engineer. He currently works for CCP Games in sunny Iceland.

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Comment In: [Blog - 10/30/2014 - 02:29]

His demands only have the ...

His demands only have the power that his argument has to persuade people to follow them. If he were able to convince people enmasse to agree there would still be no actual censorship. People could still make and try to sell violent games it 's just that there might not ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/15/2014 - 02:02]

Yeah and I agree there ...

Yeah and I agree there is but not in the uncertainty of the action but in the level of agency the player has to affect their chances. For example learning to intuitively aim ahead of the enemy with the rocket launcher and better yet know where the enemy is going. ...

Comment In: [News - 10/09/2014 - 06:13]

People treated as storage inventory. ...

People treated as storage inventory. That 's pretty depressing.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/16/2014 - 02:16]

I whole heartedly agree with ...

I whole heartedly agree with you on the latter although that gate review system is about mitigating risk as well. r n r nIt 's really important that the goals and methods for assessing them are agreed ahead of development for gate reviews. r n r nThe sort of informal ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/26/2014 - 06:21]

The modern answer to most ...

The modern answer to most of those problems is actually good automated testing. r n r nMaking code unit testable goes a long way to making it reusable, makes refactoring a doddle and is self documenting. Plus you get a computer checking them all for consistency with each change. All ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/01/2014 - 03:32]

Why not There are other ...

Why not There are other reasons than unique gamed design to share a game you 've made with others. For example just demonstrating that you are capable of making it. The original article isn 't just constrained to games people are trying to sell.