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Michael Kelley's Blog


I am the CEO of Nickel City Pixels.

Nickel City Pixels produces technocentric entertainment, primarily video games, that can be deployed across a spectrum of media and platforms including PC, console, web, portable, video, and print. Our large and ever expanding catalog of art assets allows us to develop and deploy our products with great speed and efficiency. We are able to fill voids within the video game marketplace by offering products that are innovative and unique; whether that innovation be expressed in terms of gameplay, visuals, narrative, or other strategic elements.

While still in development, Nickel City Pixels's products have amassed a dedicated following, won the praise of critics and crowds, as well as several international awards and prizes.


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Posted by Michael Kelley on Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:04:00 EDT in Design, Art, VR
Paleoart should mirror the latest scientific findings (e.g. feathered rex). Artistic liberties should only address questions unanswered by science.

Posted by Michael Kelley on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:48:00 EDT in Art
Game development and writing. Rarely are these distinct disciplines played in concert. In #gamedev, it is expedient to substitute objectives for story and caricatures for characters. This often has cringey, fail-y fallout.

Posted by Michael Kelley on Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:54:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Play as explained by behavioral evolution. Also, gamification. A presentation from the 2012 American Play Ethic Symposium.

Michael Kelley's Comments

Comment In: [News - 07/25/2016 - 01:52]

Obviously some mention of how ...

Obviously some mention of how Nintendo receives its cut from/monetizes Pokemon Go is in order.

Comment In: [News - 07/13/2016 - 05:28]

Good. It 's about time. ...

Good. It 's about time.

Comment In: [News - 02/18/2016 - 11:17]

Should read evangelists, not educators. ...

Should read evangelists, not educators. Education encompasses more than learning to use the Unreal engine.

Comment In: [News - 04/13/2016 - 10:35]

There 's no clear application ...

There 's no clear application process. Not even a webpage w/ a contact email where pitches go to die.

Comment In: [News - 04/26/2016 - 11:37]

Que everyone talking nonsense about ...

Que everyone talking nonsense about take that patent troll Smh.

Comment In: [News - 07/07/2011 - 09:36] r n r nReally ... r n r nReally You can describe how to make and use a teleporter No Oh, you say you have no idea how patents work Ok then.