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I'm a game developer from Finland that currently specializes in game design and pixel art. I go by the name Reactorcore on the internet. I've been in the game industry for over ten years and as a gamer twice as long.

I believe games can be something more than just throwaway toys, which is what has led me on the path on researching what I call a Boundless Game, a type of a design structure that challenge all known game design traditions to allow for the creation of games that can be played literally infinitely, where one can have an experience of Super Metroid-like exploration, action, discovery and fun, but isn't limited by a scripted narrative or a linear structure, which would make such a game finite otherwise.

If you're a game developer, check out my Pixel Art Sprite packages designed for game development:

There is a free starter pack with over 230 objects ready for use!



Member Blogs

Theres is a lot of confusion surrounding the word "Fun". This article aims to answer the questions about what it is, what it means and how to make it useful.

Posted by Anton Temba on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:04:00 EDT in Design, Production
I will never play another competitive multiplayer game and I will never develop a game that would include it.

Find out about the most influential tool a game designer wields: The Power of Encouragement. Detailed explanation of what it is, how to use it, as well as a look the at potential risks and opportunities involved with using this power.

Digging into the core of whats up with the infamous impostor syndrome, so you know the real reasons behind it, allowing you to understand how to get over it.

Posted by Anton Temba on Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:27:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
Need a young perspective on game design? Not sure how to go about certain design decisions? Send me a question and I might be able to help you out. For free.

Posted by Anton Temba on Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:15:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
Deconstructing myths and prejudices against what infinite games are and what can they ever be.

Anton Temba's Comments

Comment In: [News - 08/23/2017 - 07:07]

Relevant to anyone who wants ...

Relevant to anyone who wants to follow Kojima 's suit in this quest: r n v O4tUVqsjQ2I

Comment In: [News - 08/01/2017 - 06:31]

Lock n ' load Mario. ...

Lock n ' load Mario. I like the puns in this article. r n r nFunnily enough I had already gotten a fair share of seeing Mario wield guns and paint walls red on in various flash vids and games. The thing that blew my mind about this rabbits ...

Comment In: [News - 07/05/2017 - 03:06]

Lackluster sales r n 150 ...

Lackluster sales r n 150 Million downloads r n Less than 10 purchases r n Even with 1 percent, thats still 1.500.000 r n r nWhat the fuck man. Considering the competitive and crowded mobile market not only is this ridiculously good for a tiny mobile game, but even with ...

Comment In: [News - 06/14/2017 - 06:57]

Sweet, more ammo for Jim ...

Sweet, more ammo for Jim Sterling.

Comment In: [News - 05/01/2017 - 07:40]

I feel really happy about ...

I feel really happy about this news. Its a small, but a real step towards more ethical game design and business practices.

Comment In: [News - 02/15/2017 - 06:38]

Valve seems to be more ...

Valve seems to be more of a community, than a company. r nEveryone there is a willing partner for a greater good, rather than a forced cog in a machine. r n r nI admire that a lot. Supercell is quite similar to this.