James Coote's Blog
Founder and game developer at Crystalline Green Ltd.
You can follow me @JamesACoote
The Wii U is reaching the end of its lifetime, but after nearly three years making games for Wii U in one way or another, I still plan to continue that for as long as Nintendo will let me. Why? The Wii U has all the toys a game designer could want.
A personal story, and a retrospective on why the OUYA failed and what can be learned from it.
Experiments and experiences of using eye tracking technology from the recent Rolling Eye game jam
Exploring social awkwardness through games
Nintendo plan to create a new "Quality of Life" platform. But what sort of things can a games company like Nintendo bring to the world of fitness and healthcare, and why should we, as an industry, care?
My impressions of the id@london event for Xbox One indie developers
James Coote's Comments
[News - 01/04/2018 - 05:19]
I think the danger of ...
I think the danger of this approach in open-ended genres like 4x strategy, is that you end up dictating play styles. Or you end up losing flexibility and ability to take advantages. E.g. if in the early game you find a weakling neighbour, and decide to invade them. But you ...
[News - 01/03/2018 - 02:15]
It 's a shame, as ...
It 's a shame, as Kinect v2 is rather good for all sorts of unusual and odd one-off applications especially installations . Even if it lives on in other technology, like Hololens, having the separate peripheral attached to a PC is really convenient. r n r nJust never hit it ...
[Blog - 10/31/2017 - 09:48]
[News - 10/25/2017 - 02:24]
This conflates two separate issues: ...
This conflates two separate issues: r n r n1 . Kids being able to spend on their parents ' credit cards too easily. This was looked at by regulators some years ago, guidelines put in place, and, as with the CSGO youtubers, prosecutions made. r n r nThe only issue ...
[News - 09/20/2017 - 05:33]
Thinking about what Stieglitz said ...
Thinking about what Stieglitz said about using reviews as a way of getting feedback - maybe swapping out the Steam Review system with a feedback system could help change the whole conversation around games on Steam.
[Blog - 09/14/2017 - 10:39]
I 'd suggest it 's ...
I 'd suggest it 's not the hardware itself that 's the problem. Rather, alternative controllers require genuinely innovative mechanics design. You can 't take an existing genre or template game off the shelf and just put a twist on it. r n r nThere are many hidden barriers to ...