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I am a Master's student in Computer Science and graduate teaching assistant by day, tabletop and video game designer by night. I write a weekly blog on all sorts of different gaming topics, including design, history, strategy and theories.

 

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Posted by Caleb Compton on Tue, 14 May 2019 10:32:00 EDT in Design, Programming
Over the past few decades computers have completely revolutionized gaming - not just as tools, but as players. Computer players have beaten human opponents in dozens of different games, but are there some games that they can't play?


Posted by Caleb Compton on Sun, 05 May 2019 10:20:00 EDT in Design, Production, Console/PC
Since Kingdom Hearts II was released way back in 2006, fans have been waiting for the next console entry in the series. However, when it finally released it did not live up to expectations. In this video I look at why I think this game didn't work.


Posted by Caleb Compton on Wed, 01 May 2019 05:25:00 EDT in Design, Art
New technology has allowed for unprecedented levels of realism in modern games. While this has undoubtedly led to some incredible games, it can also be detrimental. This article looks at when to use realism to help your game, and when it can hurt.


Posted by Caleb Compton on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:28:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Social/Online
Magic: The Gathering has been one of the most popular tabletop games in the world for over 25 years, but as any player can tell you it can be quite an expensive hobby. With some cards going for hundreds of dollars, how has Magic sustained this bubble?


Posted by Caleb Compton on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:22:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design
When designing a game it can be easy to get distracted and lose sight of what games are all about - the players. This article looks at the relationship between games and people and why one cannot exist without the other.


Posted by Caleb Compton on Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:17:00 EDT in Programming
In my first game design book review I take a look at Game Programming patterns by Robert Nystrom. This book is a great resource for somebody who knows a little about programming, but wants to learn more about how to program a video game.



Caleb Compton's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/24/2018 - 10:38]

Good point When I said ...

Good point When I said real life, I mostly just meant non-game design . I 'm glad you liked the article