Kenneth Blaney is a PhD student in Mathematics at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is interested in how mathematical models and statistical methods can help inform design choices in addition to their usual impact on programming choices.
He is also a cofounder of Digital Bad Boy Studios, a small New York based indie development team based around building games outside of the expected norms of established genres. They just finished "Sharktillary", a shmup with bullet and enemy motions governed by slope fields and differential equations. It is available on the Google Play store here.
The recent internet sensation of "Twitch Plays Pokemon" has inadvertently given birth to a new genre of games which feature large teams of players working together. Fittingly we name this a Massively Cooperative Game and we explore some characteristics.
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Snark aside, there might be ...
Snark aside, there might be a chicken/egg thing going on here. Did they say that because of the game, or did they make the game because that 's what they think
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Somewhat counter intuitively, actual accomplishments ...
Somewhat counter intuitively, actual accomplishments often make impostor syndrome worse because actual success is written of as being a matter of luck or, worse, as being evidence of deception. That is, instead of thinking about it logically and saying, I must be good because I earned X award, they say, ...
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A really important topic, especially ...
A really important topic, especially since any The Indie Bubble is Popping story isn 't complete without a because of bundles line. There is a lot of hand wringing here about was it worth it but few people seem to be actually looking to answer that question or, at least, ...
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In the noble tradition of ...
In the noble tradition of seeing a cloud and pointing at the silver lining around it: r n r nNo one said, Game Designers are idea guys .