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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.


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Posted by Kenneth Blaney on Sat, 01 Mar 2014 02:33:00 EST in Design, Serious, Social/Online
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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Blake, the map maker and ...

Blake, the map maker and walker analogy I think points to a different relationship. That is, map making is a longer and more work intensive process than simply walking through a place. As a result, a skilled map maker must actively choose which areas to spend his time mapping and ...

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Something went wrong when posting this. The entire article was copied in twice.

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From the Games for Change ...

From the Games for Change website: Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. r n r nLooks to be a category set up to acknowledge artsy games specifically.

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If YouTube falls, why do ...

If YouTube falls, why do you think something else would take its place That is, the other thing needs to have a business model which YouTube could just as easily adopt.

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I don 't know why ...

I don 't know why this stuck out to me also. How do you even eat 2 micrograms of a burrito

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I just wonder what 's ...

I just wonder what 's the AAA game equivalent of all major recording studios going out of business r n r nPerhaps the recent spat of big talent leaving companies that they helped turn into successes Kojima and Konami or Carmack and ID or maybe the troubles faced by larger ...