Tag Archives: #indiedev

#ScreenshotSaturday! Chess Tactics RPG feat. More @tenpoundpixel!

By | September 30, 2017

In a previous post we looked at @tenpoundpixel’s Chess Tactics RPG pawn character artwork. As promised, this week we’ll look at the queen character portrait he’s created! Look!: Luminous! And illuminating too, as @tenpoundpixel gives us this .gif demonstrating his process: As we speak, Mr. Pixel is hard at work creating another set of astonishing… Read More »

Bone Marrow Transplant By the Numbers

By | May 1, 2017

The Latest Work has come to a screaching halt because of my Bone Marrow Transplant. I recently spent 40 days in-patient, most of which was spent in isolation, some of which was spent in a plastic tent. It was all the mental torment of solitary confinement plus the physical pain of battling cancer. There are… Read More »

2016. A Year of #Gamedev in Review. Also, Blood Cancer. (pinned)

By | December 31, 2016

2016 was a mixed bag. On the downside we lost Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali. Also I got cancer. On the plus side, I published my first game development book, was contracted for a second, and then again a third. Also I got cancer. That a cancer diagnosis could possibly improve my life is a grim… Read More »

Game Development Writing, Part 1

By | July 18, 2016

Game development and writing. Rarely are these distinct disciplines played in concert. In #gamedev, it is expedient to substitute objectives for story and caricatures for characters. Often sorry pastiche will be masqueraded as something seemingly original. Even in the AAA league, with budgets of many millions of dollars, developers will cut corners on story. My… Read More »

Developer Blog – Object Pooling.

By | July 4, 2016

Object Pooling. In some ways, game development is a puppet show. You parade your characters across the stage, they hop about, and you swap them out for others. Obviously, unused puppets aren’t scrapped, they get reused. And you wouldn’t stitch together an entirely new puppet each time it needed to reappear, would you? Of course… Read More »

This Will Change Your Life (By Making You More Productive).

By | June 30, 2016

To-do lists don’t work in creative careers. That’s because you can’t schedule inspiration. Here’s an alternative to to-do lists that will ensure you stay both creative and productive. First eluded to in Nickel City Pixels Workspace II! (as featured on Lifehacker), in this newest video I elaborate on my Gamified Index Card System. In #indiedev,… Read More »