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I am a developing an Ouya game for my company, Crystalline Green

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Posted by James Coote on Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:45:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Experiments and experiences of using eye tracking technology from the recent Rolling Eye game jam


Posted by James Coote on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:22:00 EDT in Design, Serious, Indie
Exploring social awkwardness through games


Posted by James Coote on Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:00:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Nintendo plan to create a new "Quality of Life" platform. But what sort of things can a games company like Nintendo bring to the world of fitness and healthcare, and why should we, as an industry, care?


Posted by James Coote on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:05:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie
My impressions of the id@london event for Xbox One indie developers


Posted by James Coote on Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:26:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie
As next gen consoles vie for supremacy, the debate over which is "most indie friendly" has become corrosive and unhealthy. They all have their pros and cons


Posted by James Coote on Wed, 09 Oct 2013 06:08:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie
Sony court indies and set out self publishing "the playstation way" at their Developer Open Day in London



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Comment In: [Blog - 09/22/2014 - 01:44]

@John The education system in ...

@John The education system in the narrow sense of schools and other academic institutions is just one part of it. There will be other influences such as portrayal of women and girls in TV shows or films or advertisements. Even if you 're not exposed to that stuff, the influence ...

Comment In: [News - 09/23/2014 - 11:29]

The name curator is perhaps ...

The name curator is perhaps misleading. It 's best to think of them as buildings facing onto a busy street. One could be a museum, the next an art gallery, the next a shop, depending on what sign people choose to hang over the door, what they choose to put ...

Comment In: [News - 09/17/2014 - 08:28]

Cool, though already got my ...

Cool, though already got my free copy from the Nintendo Wii U dev program. Now, just need to find the cash for a PS4 devkit and am ready to rock

Comment In: [Blog - 09/12/2014 - 08:44]

I 've been told you ...

I 've been told you can also tile a sphere with hexagons using 8 squares, as an alternative to using 12 pentagons. r n r nM last game actually had the game world set on a planet sphere with hex and 12 pentagons grid. I incorporated the pentagons into the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/27/2014 - 09:18]

In the RL conference scenario, ...

In the RL conference scenario, the kid in question would only likely to spend an hour or two at most in the same room as those other industry veterans, and can only engage with a limited number in that time. Whereas online, it 's everyone dog-piling in, and it 's ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/08/2014 - 08:43]

There are downsides to that ...

There are downsides to that approach. You 'll always be picking games up after they 've come to PC or other platforms. Those games won 't be designed to use the specific hardware E.g. Kinect. And there 'll be higher instances of the one that got away : devs with ...