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Wendelin Reich's Blog


As an academic-turned-game-developer, I guess I'm an odd bird even by indie standards. My background is in social psychology as well as computer science. I use this background to develop highly resarch-driven character AI in C# and Unity. All my work goes into the middleware library, which features, among other things, lightning-fast and fully dynamic pathfinding for variable-sized characters.


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Posted by Wendelin Reich on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:57:00 EST in Programming
If you've read the previous parts of this series, you know how important it is to avoid heap deallocations in your C# code in Unity. Object pooling is the main technique for preventing deallocations, and constitutes the topic of this third and final post.

Posted by Wendelin Reich on Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:07:00 EST in Programming
Part 1 provided background information and practical tips on C# memory managment in Unity. This second part, also aimed at 'intermediate'-level developers, discusses how you can uses the Unity Profiler and disassemblers to find unwanted heap allocations.

Posted by Wendelin Reich on Sat, 09 Nov 2013 11:57:00 EST in Programming
Provides background information and many practical tips on C# memory management in Unity. Part 2 introduces tools and techniques for avoiding memory leaks; part 3 discusses object pooling.

Wendelin Reich's Comments

Comment In: [News - 09/22/2014 - 07:00]

Discoverability is a hard problem ...

Discoverability is a hard problem without any easy, obvious solutions. I appreciate that Valve is trying hard to improve discoverability on Steam, even if their last series of changes wasnt without problems. Apple and Google sure aren 't trying anything. r n r nWhich leads me to ask: could anyone ...

Comment In: [News - 09/11/2014 - 05:58]

Next gen ... as in ...

Next gen ... as in PS5 and XBtwo It 's always hilarious when salespeople like Gibeau try to describe technology that they don 't seem to understand....

Comment In: [Blog - 08/17/2014 - 02:21]

Wow, this article is extremely ...

Wow, this article is extremely helpful, didactically thought-through, and it comes at the precise moment where I needed it :-

Comment In: [Blog - 08/16/2014 - 08:15]

As a happy Unity user ...

As a happy Unity user who is already heavily invested in the Unity ecosystem Asset Store etc. , I think it is absolutely awesome that people like you choose to do their own thing instead. Unity has always been pushed forward by the notion of being less pretty than Unreal ...

Comment In: [News - 08/18/2014 - 03:27]

These are excellent points James. ...

These are excellent points James. Many, many psychological studies have shown that people on average vastly overestimate their own skills and the 'value ' already an elusive concept of their creations. So whats missing in rants like the one discussed here is that most games just aren 't worth more ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/11/2014 - 01:53]

I like your idea, and ...

I like your idea, and I wish it would catch on, but I also think there are reasons why game designers especially in 'AAA ' seem to love branching story trees rather than a continuous story space. The main reason is that our or at least American culture is obsessed ...