A "game designer" in the Jesse Schell sense of the word. I say it, so therefore I am one. Whatever I'm currently working on can always be found at my personal blog, www.willywombat.com. Whether it's a mod, a paper prototype, or just some insight into how my mind works, you can find it there. I'm getting better at writing every time I post. Hopefully that trend continues.
I've worked on a number of mods through the years, most notably Chex Trek for Doom 3. Additionally I've spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out and ease the marketing burden of independent developers. A middle class of developers is a very appealing idea.
Currently attending school chasing down a degree in psychology, as well as fighting my way into a production role so I can learn what the industry "is actually like" on the inside. Theories can only take one so far.
For once, the natural tension between definition and ambiguity gives static media like books and movies a one up on games, a lead that games will never be able to win. See how magic is portrayed in each medium to understand why.
There are some crazy heated fanboy arguments about the Materia system in FF:VII. But in studying them, I have a new appreciation for one of the easiest to implement and powerful tools in the game developer's belt. Fanboys be praised!
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I 've been studying the ...
I 've been studying the effects of the different reward /happy chemicals. It 's an interesting case of dopamine addiction it sounds like. I wonder if there is a way to alter the mechanics to place more more emphasis on a more selfless chemical trigger. Something like oxytocin... r n ...
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I just read Drive by ...
I just read Drive by Daniel Pink, which talks to some length about the benefits of management-less work environments. This was a very helpful extension. Thank you
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How is this different than ...
How is this different than any other game demographic ever made I 'm calling out your snark, not the legitimacy of your claim. No need for that.
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This is something I 've ...
This is something I 've spent a lot of time thinking about. And after recently finishing reading Antifragile by Nassim Taleb a brilliant, if not frustrating read , I see this pattern of natural unpredictability in everything good. So, I for one am excited for this chaotic market. I 'm ...