While I’m a long way from a completed manuscript for Thrum, I decided to throw caution to the wind and enter this contest anyway. I’d appreciate it if you’d take a look at the work in progress and consider giving it a little preorder if it tickles your fancy!
Play Store: Bounty Stars Dev: ? (DeNA doesn’t appear to be it?) Pub: DeNA Games Graphics: Atmospheric, perfect for mobile platforms except for the storyboard backgrounds, which unfortunately get a bit lost on the phone Sound: Off, as usual, though the few times I turned it on, it was entertaining. Writing: Some of the best writing I’ve seen in […]
Play Store: Star Squad Dev: Hardscore Games Pub: Kongregate Graphics: Cute and functional, but nearly too small for a mobile screen. Sound: Off, as usual Writing: Perfunctory, but the fonts are nice! Gameplay: The module system makes individual battles entertaining, but the campaign is nearly a duplicate of many other space-battle-with-collectible-crew games, and it’s the thrust of the game […]
While working on a couple of non-PMG projects, I was reminded that while Unity have had a banner year (couple of years, even) for major built-in feature upgrades – shaders, networking, UI, and services, to name a few – there are still some hard gaps. The first problem I hit showed up while I was working … Continue reading Unity: Always a Work in Progress →
I’ve been playing a game called Space Marshals this week. It’s an isometric twin stick shooter from a company called Pixelbite. It appears that Pixelbite do their games App Store-first. They’ve just released a sequel there, in fact. It also appears that they’re bringing pretty much all of their Apple-first releases to Android. And that’s good news, because Space Marshals […]
When the girl at the bus stop died I thought it was over for us. I’d been waiting for the right moment to speak to her and it seemed then that I had missed my chance. I ran to her, hoping for some sign of life, some sign that I love you might still matter. […]
Over on Charlie Stross’s latest blog post someone asked “Why would the temp keep going up for more than 10 years?” after a human extinction event. This is a scary thing to read for a guy like me, because it means even in a nerdy-nerd context, people really don’t get how bad climate change will get. […]
I covered the bulk of what needs to be covered about this two years after my surgery, but at 5 years something new happens, so I wanted to mark this spot with a few words. As I was at two years out, today I’m struggling (read: failing) to find a working strategy for fixing my weight […]