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Space ship a month?

Hmmm... seems like the plan for a spaceship a day will have to become something different for now. Perhaps a line of jQuery a day with a side dish of a space ship a month will keep the doctor away. Where is my 36 hour day cycle I ordered?

By |2020-09-23T11:13:14+01:00September 21st, 2010|Computer Graphics, Games|1 Comment

Bullshit detected!

In the recent turmoil around Apple changing the legalities around development for iPhone, John Gruber posted his thoughts on it. While I agree with many of his comments, there is a rather strange statement, or claim if you will, at the end of his post: Cross-platform software toolkits have never — ever — produced top-notch [...]

By |2020-09-23T11:14:40+01:00April 11th, 2010|Games|1 Comment

The value of an idea

<rant mode="on"> What is the value of creative efforts, often described as intellectual property? And by value I don't talk about monetary measures alone. Envision this: You have an idea with a small technical scope and you share it with others. Later on, the exact same idea is presented and implemented as somebody else's new [...]

By |2020-09-23T11:14:58+01:00July 27th, 2009|Games|0 Comments

How to make games fun?

I have a question to ask: Can a game with mediocre gameplay be saved by a grand story or cool graphics? In my book it is a big fat resounding NO. Can a game with no story or simple visuals still be fun? Most definitely yes, look at Tetris.

By |2020-09-23T11:14:58+01:00March 28th, 2009|Games|2 Comments