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Ken Kinnison's Blog

Pretty much an amateur game developer always trying to move up the rungs. I've worked with C++, Direct X, a little OpenGL, C#, XNA among other languages and more business related skills. In addition to the technical side I also write and design. With writing my goal is story that stands on its own, but accounts for the special requirements/restrictions of gameplay. Story should drive the gameplay, but shouldn't get in the way of it. With design I've been analyzing, taking apart, putting back together, and then ignoring it and doing what I was going to do anyway. My wife and I are working as a team to forge our own worlds, and allow the player to make them their own. We'll see how this plays out eh?

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Posted by Ken Kinnison on Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:56:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet
A hopefully not-to-fanboi counterpoint of an article. 'The Death of Consoles' on wired. The author contends the advantages of the phone will overtake consoles. I agree with his softer assert that they need to change, but the hyperbole is unfounded.

Posted by Ken Kinnison on Sun, 25 Apr 2010 01:35:00 EDT in Design
One fool's examination of games as art, I examine what is art, why that definition may be meaningless, and why as gamers/designers we already got what we wanted... we just may not want what we got.

Posted by Ken Kinnison on Fri, 15 Jan 2010 09:49:00 EST in Design
Critical and probably misguided thoughts on the direction of game development. I poke my finger at some of the vibe I'm getting from game development articles on the 'future' of gaming. I also yap about pizza.

Ken Kinnison's Comments

Comment In: [News - 06/13/2014 - 09:27]

Except console exclusives- sequels, make ...

Except console exclusives- sequels, make this somewhat hard to buy.

Comment In: [News - 05/12/2014 - 05:53]

@Eric Yeah that 's not ...

@Eric Yeah that 's not what I was implying. I still endorse buying it, but I 'm not against using a hack or otherwise to make it work differently. r n r n@Nathan TEACH ME YOUR SECRETS OH MASTER @ @

Comment In: [News - 11/25/2013 - 10:37]

Hum I 'd think Moba ...

Hum I 'd think Moba 's would be attractive to women gameplay wise buying into the stereotypes that female gamers favor some genre 's over others . r n r nI 'd think it should be possible to make cool and attractive armor without going into stripper territory : r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/29/2013 - 09:30]

By this I mean I ...

By this I mean I 've observed as a gamer or read other points I agree with elsewhere that I wanted to collect into a bullet point list lotta gamers hate unskippable cut scenes for example but I haven 't put out a game yet. So to some I 'd ...

Comment In: [News - 05/07/2013 - 10:45]

Ah the headline had me ...

Ah the headline had me all like 'Oh no... a separate section is dooooom '... but thats with it still being in the mainline store :D

Comment In: [Blog - 03/20/2013 - 04:38]

Actually I 've heard a ...

Actually I 've heard a lot about bringing more men into teaching. It especially helps in disadvantaged communities because it gives any students with single mother households a strong male figure to look up to. r nThe reason it matters so much for games is because as media, its really ...