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Comment In: [News - 07/27/2016 - 10:18]

I can 't like this ...

I can 't like this enough, and I 'd like more tool and game development studios to do this as well. r n r nThe 1 way I 've found to make everyone unhappy in a creator/customer relationship is for either or both sides to fail to properly express their ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/25/2016 - 10:30]

Good job bringing your game ...

Good job bringing your game through to completion. r n r nYou 've now encountered several things every experienced developer once had to learn the hard way. : r n r n1. P lan to throw the first one away -- you will, anyhow. -- Fred Brooks. Don 't beat ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/20/2016 - 01:03]

Jacob, this point is not ...

Jacob, this point is not related to inherent complexity -- it 's about gamers not yet having a set of conventions about how to play AR games. r n r nPC/console games after 30 years, and mobile games to some extent, now have many such conventions that help new players ...

Comment In: [News - 07/22/2016 - 02:01]

I had the reactions of ...

I had the reactions of both of the preceding comments. I don 't think they 're incompatible.

Comment In: [News - 07/21/2016 - 02:17]

September 12, 2007: a New ...

September 12, 2007: a New York Times article points out that older people have more money and more time, and would play non-twitch games if anybody actually made such games. http://nytimes.com/2007/09/12/technology/12social.html

Comment In: [Blog - 07/18/2016 - 01:07]

This is both useful and ...

This is both useful and timely as my current independent project benefits from a typeface that 's both visually appropriate and not encumbered by unnecessarily restrictive licensing. r n r nExo 2 from Google Fonts was actually a contender for the the clean but distinctive science fiction font I wanted, ...

Comment In: [News - 07/14/2016 - 05:46]

I might add that I ...

I might add that I 'm not anti-roguelike. One of my semi-recent projects was to convert the 1985 PL/I version of the 1970s-era Super Star Trek -- which predated Rogue -- to a JavaScript version playable in today 's browsers: http://explorergamer.com/Games/STRTRK/ . r n r nThis was a pretty enlightening ...

Comment In: [News - 07/13/2016 - 03:10]

Pokemon Go: The hot new ...

Pokemon Go: The hot new game for urban extroverts who have no expectations of data privacy r n r nWhich has long been an underserved market.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/11/2016 - 05:08]

I wonder to what extent ...

I wonder to what extent two design features strongly affect engagement with a game: r n r n1. Save-anytime/anywhere vs. checkpoint saving esp. at diegetic save stations . My guess is that play sessions will be longer for games that implement a quicksave feature, compared to games for which the ...

Comment In: [News - 07/01/2016 - 04:29]

Here are just three of ...

Here are just three of the weapons from Redneck Rampage and its two follow-ups: r n r n Alien arm gun: blow up the alien, take his arm with his energy weapon still attached. r n Alien teat gun: defeat a Vixen, get her double-barreled machine gun bra. Wear it. ...

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