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Ozzie Smith's Blog


Hi, I'm an indie game developer and I like to talk about game design and mechanics.


Member Blogs

Posted by Ozzie Smith on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:24:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
Vanquish is a 3rd person shooter that combines a handful of simple, unique mechanics that form extremely satisfying, dynamic combat.

Posted by Ozzie Smith on Thu, 04 Jul 2013 04:34:00 EDT in Design
Dissecting the different stages that players go through while mastering a falling-block puzzle game.

Posted by Ozzie Smith on Mon, 29 Apr 2013 06:53:00 EDT in Design
A blog outlining 7 different ways to give a shooter interesting weapons. Ranging from the nature of weapon selection systems to adding interesting and meaningful depth to weapons.

Posted by Ozzie Smith on Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:02:00 EST in Design
Examining the difference between player and character skill in videogames and determining how skill progression systems can complement the gameplay of a game.

Ozzie Smith's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/12/2014 - 02:50]

I 've been very annoyed ...

I 've been very annoyed lately about so many action games have really boring RPG skill-trees and stats that is basically just filler to make the game appear more meaty. Do people really find it fun to choose between getting 10 faster reload speed vs 10 more ammo in a ...

Comment In: [News - 05/09/2014 - 03:42]

I can 't wait to ...

I can 't wait to play this game.

Comment In: [News - 05/06/2014 - 07:29]

Whatever happened to Disney mobile ...

Whatever happened to Disney mobile games I thought Where 's My Water was a big success

Comment In: [News - 04/14/2014 - 12:36]

I 'm from Atlanta but ...

I 'm from Atlanta but I don 't really know if the tax break works. Generally it seems that instead of creating more business, special tax breaks just encourage companies to move from state to state giving 0 net growth to the industry as a whole or allow new businesses ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/12/2014 - 12:52]

In regards to the battle ...

In regards to the battle of wits vs battle of clicks comment, I 've always felt that RTS games should inherently reward the faster player, that 's why they take place in real-time. And in good RTS games it 's a large part of what smudges the rock/paper/scissors mechanic: if ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/07/2014 - 02:12]

I never played PvZ 2 ...

I never played PvZ 2 but didn 't it require copious amounts of grinding in order to progress to different levels unless the player paid money IE forced to replay the same level several times to get stars out of it or something r n r nPersonally I don 't ...