I play games, I analyze games, I talk about games and I try to make games... in my spare time. My real "job", if it can be qualified as such, is being a grad student. I study physics at the university of Iowa.
I have been interested in game development for many years but mostly I just made prototypes. My most recent project is my first serious attempt at a full game, called Apple and Worm: Patching holes on spacetime. I keep a devlog at TIG forums and a demo at Gamejolt.
I have many hobbies. Too many for so little spare time, actually. Some of my hobbies are programming, drawing, painting, animating and, on occasion, I like to try my hand at makig music but this particular hobby has proven to be harder to stick to. It requires so much set up, from software to hardware that by the time I'm done I lost my inspiration spark. Still fun though. I do play a few instruments but they don't satisfy my itch for composing. I guess my itch also asks for producing music. I don't know, it's hard to tell these itches apart.
A somewhat personal benefit from using Pico-8
If people expect VR to increase immersion, we better ditch the motion controllers.
What does Out Of This World (Another World) and Monkey Island have in common?
Past and future of space exploration games. Going where no man has gone before, because it all kinda looks the same anyway.
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Honestly, Chrono Trigger doesn 't ...
Honestly, Chrono Trigger doesn 't even need remastering. It was made at the end of snes life and by a very talented and experienced team, they knew how to work that system. The only remastering I think it could have is superfluous things like running on modern machines without emulators. ...
[Blog - 11/10/2016 - 09:51]
This is a good case ...
This is a good case study indeed, because it 's so specific. Whenever I start playing a new game with procedural generation I 'm always on the look out for bugs, since they are so common, and an inaccessible room with solid walls sure rings an alarm. You could just ...
[Blog - 10/12/2016 - 10:31]
I watched a few seconds ...
I watched a few seconds of that trailer and headed straight to Steam to put it on my wishlist. It not only looks good but it 's just my kind of game. r n r nThe reason I 'm saying this is not to make you feel better. It means ...
[Blog - 10/12/2016 - 10:33]
Audio was once taken a ...
Audio was once taken a lot more seriously. Hell, we even had dedicated sound boards. Games like Thief would really make use of audio for immersion and as an integral part of the gameplay. I hope you 're right Audio should never have been neglected in the first place :
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[Blog - 08/23/2013 - 08:00]
This is something that bothers ...
This is something that bothers me a little. But looking at the numbes actually confort me. There should be a difference in male to female protagonists, after all there is a larger number of male gamers and game designers. It is expected to be proportional, not equal.