GDC 2012

Posted on March 14, 2012

I was blessed to be able to go to the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) in San Francisco last week! Though perhaps not quite what I expected, the trip and the conference were both excellent experiences. I’ll write up some more detailed, targeted thoughts later. First, an overview. Who? Game developers all over the country ranging [...]

What I Played in 2011

Posted on February 7, 2012

Clearly taking a page from Holden Link’s book¬†here. I thought it was a really great idea to keep track of games played in a particular year and reflect on them. Most of the games I play are indie or mobile creations rather than blockbusters. This past year I had quite a few classic games pop [...]

Deleting Games

Posted on August 5, 2011

A while back I found a wonderful little Geometry Wars clone for my Android phone. It was fun, the controls were great, there was progression to attain, and it was perfectly suited to short but engaging play sessions. So why did I delete it last week? First, a little bit more about it. The most [...]

The Secret Garden of Aquaria

Posted on March 15, 2011

This was originally posted on a class blog. I am happy enough with it to want to share it and preserve it here. Indie games are amazing. That is all. In these ancient ruins laid the untold histories of Aquaria. With exploration and perseverance, I would rediscover long lost knowledge. Aquaria is a beautiful action-adventure game [...]

The Sub-Creation

Posted on February 20, 2011

I wrote this on July 15th and, for some reason, never posted it. Enjoy. I really love my wife. Like, really. Yesterday evening we ran the Pi Mile at Tech, as we try to do at least once a week. It was a really good run by our terms: we actually ran all except for [...]