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I have a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking, but have always enjoyed being technical and working with computers.  My work took me back to school for a programming degree that focused on business solutions.  I'm currently focused on leveraging that knowledge to code something slightly more entertaining than business objects:  games!

 

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Posted by Matthew Mouras on Wed, 12 Jan 2011 03:07:00 EST in Programming
This is the beginning of a series of posts regarding my journey from knowing little about game programming, to releasing a title on the Xbox Indie Marketplace.



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Comment In: [News - 07/24/2014 - 08:39]

Why does someone 's distaste ...

Why does someone 's distaste for Kardashian 's presence in this specific game have to be about petty jealousy r n r nI don 't care for Kardashian 's brand and don 't like seeing it in magazines, television, and games. A young girl like my daughter tends to think ...

Comment In: [News - 07/04/2014 - 03:52]

What if completing tasks and ...

What if completing tasks and checking them off my list bring me joy r n r nI was recently playing the latest Mario Kart game on the Wii U. The act of racing around the track is a lot of fun, especially with other players. However I was disappointed at ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/25/2014 - 03:24]

Fantastic article. Thank you so ...

Fantastic article. Thank you so much. I don 't buy many games anymore, but my finger is on the button for Shovel Knight on Steam. Getting ready to push it in a few short hours. Can 't wait.

Comment In: [News - 06/25/2014 - 11:59]

Exactly. Too many think that ...

Exactly. Too many think that open exploration is inherently better than linear game play. It isn 't. With good writing, pacing, and interesting characters, a linear experience is very compelling. I would take an experience like Persona 4 over something like Skyrim any day. Open worlds are not compelling to ...

Comment In: [News - 06/10/2014 - 02:19]

I still enjoy Nintendo software ...

I still enjoy Nintendo software by myself or with my family. However, I would spend more money on Nintendo platforms if they implemented a proper unified account system and some sort of achievements/trophy/cards equivalent. Does that make me a hollow person r n r n core gamers have moved on ...

Comment In: [News - 05/13/2014 - 11:00]

@Adam - Cute. They are ...

@Adam - Cute. They are obviously very different games and very different types of power fantasies. Infamous was angst ridden in a way that personally turned me off. I can more easily forgive any power fantasy driven design in Titanfall because the gameplay mechanics are more my speed. It 's ...