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Rich Levine's Blog

 

Richard S. Levine has been a mathematics teacher, video games designer and developer, and senior software engineer.  He is perhaps best known in the video games world for his classic video game, "Microsurgeon."  Now he write science fiction too.  For more on his publishings and accomplishments, see http://www.rickslevine.com.

 

Rich Levine's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 05/13/2014 - 07:40]

Very cool. I started making ...

Very cool. I started making games in the late 70 's at Mattel Electronics. I purchased and read The Cognitive Structure of Emotions back in 1988 when it came out. It 's an excellent book. I had thought about making a game incorporating the concepts, but at the time I ...

Comment In: [News - 02/11/2014 - 01:39]

I developed programmer and authoring ...

I developed programmer and authoring tools for It Came From the Desert , the Cinemaware classic video game based on giant ants. Ken Melville, along with Dave Riordan, wrote the wonderful B -scifi script. I also had the pleasure to work with Ken at Digital Pictures in the 90 's. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/23/2013 - 02:09]

This is a good article. ...

This is a good article. Unfortunately it doesn 't discuss the hardest issues surrounding keeping top-tier talent: royalties, stock options, and profit sharing.

Comment In: [News - 09/30/2013 - 07:36]

It all depends on how ...

It all depends on how you implement the penalties. Chess is a good example. If you take the time and effort to slay your opponent 's bishop with your knight just for the sport of it -- in other words, deviating from your plan to win the game -- it ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/02/2013 - 05:31]

Gabriel, I totally agree. I ...

Gabriel, I totally agree. I started making video games in the late 1970 's. Nowadays I write science fiction SF , but I like to dabble in games design and coding for fun. I typically keep a number of SF short stories going at once, but at least a few ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/29/2013 - 04:12]

It seems that often baseball ...

It seems that often baseball teams will put rookies with promising talent in the minor leagues to gain the skills they require to pitch in the majors. Too many tech companies don 't do that. They interview and test as if candidates magically already have all the skills and knowledge ...