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Comment In: [Blog - 05/02/2016 - 08:44]

This is a great in-depth ...

This is a great in-depth look at a tool that I think a lot of game designers take for granted. Even though I 've been using graphs like these for years to make sure I don 't have any dead-ends for my players to get stuck in, many of my ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/28/2014 - 01:43]

While the Standard Galactic Alphabet ...

While the Standard Galactic Alphabet is still one of my favorite parts of the Commander Keen series, in general, I find that using a simple substitution cypher is a bit underwhelming when you are trying to give the feel of an actual language. Even as a kid that didn 't ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/23/2013 - 08:33]

I would agree that there ...

I would agree that there are certain things that work best as symmetrical games. The symmetrical nature of Chess and Go, for example, is why they are considered to be such definitive measures of intelligence and skill. They both have a very simple rule set, which means that the winner ...

Comment In: [News - 09/11/2013 - 09:42]

I agree with Kim. In ...

I agree with Kim. In fact, it 's not simply that there is a tiny loophole that is being exploited. Rather, the rules of the program are inherently flawed. Despite the fact that OUYA is an ideal platform for developers with small games that require small budgets, the Free the ...

Comment In: [Feature - 07/24/2013 - 01:00]

The Super Metroid modding community ...

The Super Metroid modding community is really an interesting case study. While I can certainly think of a few other games from that era that still have thriving communities of modders, like Doom, these communities endured primarily because of all the support from the developers. Doom was designed to be ...

Comment In: [Feature - 07/09/2013 - 01:00]

While the question of exploiting ...

While the question of exploiting the most vulnerable customers is certainly an important issue since that 's the one that has the potential to ruin people 's lives , I think that the free-to-play model is problematic even for those customers who don 't fall into that category. r n ...