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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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Comment In: [Blog - 09/25/2015 - 12:31]

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 ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/25/2015 - 12:31]

They are getting them from ...

They are getting them from bundle sites such has Humble Indie Bundle.

Comment In: [News - 08/14/2015 - 06:23]

The question to ask, of ...

The question to ask, of course: Is the study not happening to protect video games or is it not happening to protect guns The video games might very well be a tangential issue to the actual reasons why this funding hasn 't happened yet.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/24/2015 - 06:24]

the ratio of cost to ...

the ratio of cost to value was unchanged and the 20 card was still the better value. r n r nSmall correction for you. The ratio is actually much improved for the 1 - free change since the cost dropped to zero and this now infinite ratio is probably what ...

Comment In: [News - 07/17/2015 - 05:38]

I don 't think that ...

I don 't think that is their logical end point nor is it consistent with their philosophy at all. So far the things they 've assigned have only impacted game play insofar as it changes the way people react to you. Race and now gender only impact game play because ...

Comment In: [Feature - 06/07/2011 - 04:00]

DRM in many cases works ...

DRM in many cases works by encrypting the code on disk/installed and then including a secondary program which decrypts it. As a result, a common cracking method is to get a legal version of the game, run the decryption program and then export the results from RAM to a HDD. ...