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Eric Ball's Blog

 

Creator of Skeleton & Skeleton+ for the Atari 2600 VCS - a first person maze shooter with stereo sound.

 

 

 

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Comment In: [Blog - 01/10/2017 - 09:26]

Personally I wouldn 't include ...

Personally I wouldn 't include Minecraft in this list. While some amazing stuff has been created using redstone command blocks, these are more of the dancing bear type rather than being an example of what the majority of kids could be expected to accomplish. r n r nThere also seems ...

Comment In: [News - 01/03/2017 - 12:14]

I agree. I don 't ...

I agree. I don 't believe the dual screen format was the biggest reason for the success of the DS line. I 'd argue it was the lack of competition and successful franchises. While the PSP was also released in fall 2004, same as the NDS, it was 25 more ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/03/2016 - 04:03]

Personally, I 'm a free ...

Personally, I 'm a free time developer currently working on an iOS game. r n r nMy one suggestion is to start working on a minimum viable product if you haven 't already. Code out a simplified version the core game mechanic - get something onscreen you, Ashley and friends ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/12/2016 - 08:31]

IMHO your only major mis-step ...

IMHO your only major mis-step was paying 5K for something you didn 't end up using. However, on the plus side you completed the project. Sure it took 4 years, but sometimes the hardest projects to complete are those without deadlines.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/28/2015 - 01:32]

A couple of additional recommendations: ...

A couple of additional recommendations: r n r n1. The solution to the puzzle should not be immediately obvious, unless the purpose of the scenario is not the puzzle. e.g. the first two box button chambers in Portal r n r n2. It should not be possible to simply work ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/03/2015 - 01:37]

Having been a teenager in ...

Having been a teenager in the 80s, I spent considerable time in arcades. From my perspective, the decline of arcades definitely correlates with the rise of home computers and consoles. However, the golden age of arcades was during the VCS Intellivsion era with many arcade titles ported to consoles so ...