E McNeill's Blog
I am an indie game designer working out of San Diego.
I've previously worked at Tiltfactor, Bethesda Softworks, SCEA Santa Monica, and MetroStar Systems. My games include the minimalistic RTS Auralux and the abstract sports game Bombball.
More at my website and Twitter.
Some tips on developing for the Gear VR, the mobile VR headset from Samsung and Oculus.
Don’t go into VR with the intention of making a “genre game”. Instead, think about what would work best in this new medium.
How and why I fit narrative into a mechanics-oriented game.
60fps, 1440p, stereoscopic 3D, on a cell phone. Good luck!
Why I'm giving my whole game away for free (temporarily).
A reflection on competing values of game design.
E McNeill's Comments
[Blog - 01/20/2015 - 04:04]
I think your jigsaw puzzle ...
I think your jigsaw puzzle analogy is a good one. But I think you 're mistaking the formalist point of view. Let 's imagine that jigsaw puzzles were the only game in town. A formalist would be interested in the way that the picture affects the puzzle-assembly mechanic, would examine ...
[Blog - 12/19/2014 - 01:27]
[Blog - 10/21/2014 - 02:00]
Good suggestion I just made ...
Good suggestion I just made that change, and my draw call count remains low. I don 't know why I had it in my head that the non-uniform scales all had to be unique...
[Blog - 09/22/2014 - 01:44]
I mean, what else do ...
I mean, what else do you do except be as general and for everyone as possible r n r nThat 's pretty much the end goal. Right now, my worry is that women are subtly being pushed away due to the existing gender ratio, the tone of conversations in the ...
[Blog - 09/16/2014 - 02:48]
You 'd be surprised at ...
You 'd be surprised at the level of performance that this thing can muster. But more importantly, if you 're buying a compatible model of smartphone anyway, then the price of Gear VR is much much lower than the price of a decent desktop rig. As I said in the ...
[News - 09/05/2014 - 11:48]
I really appreciate that Kris ...
I really appreciate that Kris is trying to help explain the context of Leigh 's article to those who might misunderstand it. As someone who knows and appreciates her writing, her article sounded hurt or frustrated to me, but ultimately coming from a place of love and passion for games. ...