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I'm an amateur developer, self-taught in game programming, art, and design (all to minimal degrees).

I've created small games/prototypes with FlatRedBall(XNA), DirectX, and RPGMaker and am now using Unity. I've learned a few languages over the years, including Visual Basic, C++, C#, Python, Java, and PHP/HTML.


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Posted by Eric Salmon on Fri, 25 Oct 2013 02:44:00 EDT in
What's in a name? What's in a gamer? This is my take on it.

Posted by Eric Salmon on Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:23:00 EDT in
There's been a bit of news on PETA's reaction to Assassin's Creed IV; but Ubisoft's position is hypocritical.

Posted by Eric Salmon on Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:45:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
Last night I met with some old highschool buddies--all of which no longer buy or play online shooters. As we went over war stories, a trend emerged and I thought I'd share the loss of our core engagement with two flagship series, Battlefield and CoD.

Eric Salmon's Comments

Comment In: [News - 01/06/2016 - 05:09]

To make it worse, that ...

To make it worse, that market is also the guys with the very latest graphics cards -- who will be loudly unimpressed with the visuals most indie studios have the budget for.

Comment In: [Blog - 10/28/2015 - 03:19]

Interesting, just ran across the ...

Interesting, just ran across the same issue making a Mega Man X style platformer. MMX went with the fire normally, then charge the next shot method, which frustrated me when I played it. I was going to deviate from that, then saw the lag and realized that was why they ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/26/2014 - 12:40]

Personally, I think achievements are ...

Personally, I think achievements are weak motivation. It sounds like you already incorporated the best ideas in the actual design of the game which is the best course of action. The section of the audience that actually likes achievements primary just wants to earn them all in the shortest possible ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/11/2014 - 01:53]

Personally, this brings to mind ...

Personally, this brings to mind Skyrim. If I hear one more guard rip on me about losing my sweetroll while I 'm marching in full daedric armor with enough magical firepower to kill everyone in their city, I will lose it.

Comment In: [News - 06/18/2014 - 02:57]

The cameras sound pretty neat, ...

The cameras sound pretty neat, and if they work well that 's a pretty good way of simplifying camera controls. Could allow a whole lot of people to get into games they couldn 't before because of the control barrier.

Comment In: [News - 05/28/2014 - 05:44]

I was sold from the ...

I was sold from the first few minutes in PewDiePie 's video. Definitely picking it up probably after E3 . r n r nI 'm still waiting for GTA V 's PC release date, so a good new open-world game is welcome here. r n r nAlso, I don 't ...