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i'm a veteran programmer/architect/mentor with background in web-based business applications currently transitioning to developing games/applications for mobile platforms.(smartphones, tablets). 

 

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Posted by Michael DeFazio on Sat, 07 Jul 2012 02:39:00 EDT in Design, Serious
an introduction of "purpose" and "stickyness" (aspects of games that keep us playing) in game design. how systems and features should be aligned with the main "purpose" of the game. (Diablo 3 is primarily discussed)


Posted by Michael DeFazio on Mon, 18 Jul 2011 07:42:00 EDT in Design, Smartphone/Tablet
a list of questions that can be used as evaluation criteria for designing a successful (mobile) game experience.



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Comment In: [News - 04/14/2014 - 03:45]

Starting up my PS3 I ...

Starting up my PS3 I 've been bombarded with some new Call Of Duty Ghosts DLC called Makarov Legend Pack r n r nhttp://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Call-of-Duty-Ghosts-Legend-Pack-Makarov/b009f95d-7b40-4486-8849-402f89ac4492 r n r nNow I am no expert on COD, but I thought Makarov was a terrorist whom orchestrated the No Russian terrorist act of killing ...

Comment In: [News - 04/02/2014 - 09:25]

After watching the review on ...

After watching the review on theverge: r nhttp://www.theverge.com/2014/4/4/5581290/amazon-fire-tv-review r n r nand found out the voice controls work for Amazon Instant... Not for Netflix or Hulua, etc. ugg, this thing is Half Baked. r n r n if you are not a prime member, have fun typeing in what you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/26/2014 - 07:19]

I love the idea of ...

I love the idea of oculus for providing immersion for certain applications whereby the movement is limited: r nFlight Sims,Driving Sims,Listening to a virtual Lecture in classroom ,Virtual Meetings r n r nI still haven 't seen the killer app that makes me want to disconnect from this world for ...

Comment In: [News - 03/10/2014 - 11:11]

well Steven Wolfram is the ...

well Steven Wolfram is the guy who wrote it, and Mathematica, and Wolfram Alpha r n r nHere 's his blog site: r nhttp://blog.stephenwolfram.com/ r n r nand for god sakes man... r n r nhttp://lmgtfy.com/ q wolfram language

Comment In: [News - 02/28/2014 - 10:00]

Not sure what you are ...

Not sure what you are driving at, but this: r n r n minorities lobotomized of their real life experiences and turned into sanitized entertainment characters It 's pretty convenient for members of the majority to not want to see titles about being anything. r n r nalludes to the ...

Comment In: [News - 02/19/2014 - 03:31]

Great interview, and cheers to ...

Great interview, and cheers to this: r n r n But as a game player I want the opposite: I want control, I want systems input, I want a lot of breadth, and all of those things are anathema to linear storytelling -- or at the very least, they re ...