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Tyler holds a Masters Degree in Chemistry from North Carolina State University after studying the chemistry of advanced carbon materials. His interest in games is primarily personal, but he hopes to one day develop some ideas into educational chemistry games. He has breifly moonlighted in the video game industry working as a QA tester at Atlus USA on Snowboard Kids DS and Steambot Chronicles for PS2.


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Posted by Tyler Shogren on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 07:11:00 EST in Design, Art, Serious, Indie
Little Inferno was released to questions of its intentions, but what it was was an effort of literary criticism in video game form, commenting on trends in game design, tech culture, and also the second law of thermodynamics.

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Comment In: [Blog - 05/24/2016 - 02:02]

My point is injecting politics ...

My point is injecting politics isn 't straight forward and can have unintended consequences. Stripping away one 's own ideology is impossible and I would suggest anyone attempting to write this should argue for the side with which they personally disagree. r n r nEconomy I see no problem with.

Comment In: [News - 01/25/2016 - 03:26]

Make games, not war ...

Make games, not war

Comment In: [Blog - 06/05/2015 - 01:14]

When I was a freshman ...

When I was a freshman at UW-Madison, this happened: r n r n r n r nover a decade later, controversy along the same lines continues: r n r n campus/on-campus-uw-madison-faces-lawsuit-threat-over-race-based/article b14fe4ab-eb57-5077-962a-aa0994eceaf9.html r n r nIn the US we are still grappling with hateful racism in certain regions/ideologies and Moosa ...

Comment In: [News - 06/03/2015 - 06:27]

Not to be cynical, but ...

Not to be cynical, but isn 't this just a drop in the bucket compared to the labor and environmental laws where most hardware is produced

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I think the focus on ...

I think the focus on open spaces has more to do with needing a place to put the monsters. Also, attaining excellence in a broad-based social construct the Pok mon League within an ascribed role Trainer is hard to construe as frivolous. The story is linear and there is only ...

Comment In: [News - 05/07/2015 - 09:46]

I haven 't seen these ...

I haven 't seen these discussed as much, but the earlier Lionhead games Black and Whites, the Movies , as well as the Dungeon Keepers, had incomplete gameplay elements apparent only after longer successful play and stability issues. Black and White 2, in particular, launched with severe stability issues and ...