Five Tips for a Successful GDC

The Game Developers Conference is coming up next week! Depending on your mindset, this week could either be an amazing spectacle filled with new friends, great opportunities, and inspiring experiences, or an anxious nightmare of self doubt, self loathing, and reclusive nights alone in your hotel room….

Reading List

Currently Reading:  Past Reads: Predictable Irrational by Dan Ariely Fun read about how we make decisions. Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Covers the psychology behind flow states, aka optimal experiences. Drive by Daniel Pink Discusses what it takes to do your best work. The 4-Hour Work…

Game a Week – Week 12

So much happened last week, it’s insane. ICSS spread across video gaming news sites like a plague. I was blown away by the response. Thank you. Not only was the project successful, I also received a job offer from an indie start up in Seattle,…

Game a Week – Week 11

Inspired by the hugely successful Destiny, I decided to make an FPS this week. Like the rest of the internet, I was heartbroken to see the Loot Cave go. After the hours we spent together, the times we shared, the laughs, the head shots, the…

Game a Week – Week 10

This week I put together a more personal project. It isn’t really a “game” per se, but more like an interactive “thing”. With summer making its exit, the gray clouds are beginning their occupation of the pacific northwest. That lack of sunshine can definitely have…

Excuses.

Hey guys, It’s been three weeks since I’ve posted a game. I can tell you a bunch of excuses about how PAX happened, and then I flew to Canada for my brother’s wedding, and then how I got wrapped up in Destiny for an entire…

Game a Week – Week 09

Ludum Dare 30 was this weekend, so my buddy/neighbor, Jason, and I set out to create something! The theme was “Connected Worlds”. Kinda vague. So… what do you do with a theme like that? Clearly you make a planet themed version of “Human Centipede“, aka,…

Game a Week – Week 08

This week I decided to work on a brain-training mental math game. After graduating college I’ve realized that my mental math skills aren’t as quick as they used to be. This project was aimed at getting you to do a bunch of simple problems and analyzing…

Game a Week – Week 07

Hello! I started a vacation this week! Over the last 5 days I’ve explored multiple waterfalls and other outdoors’y environments around the Seattle area. It’s been a nice break away from the computer. With that said, I’m posting a Throwback Sunday (we need to find…

Game a Week – Week 06

This week’s game is my take on an endless runner. I had a little trouble starting this week. On Monday I thought about making a puzzle game, but when it came to actually working on it, I just couldn’t find the motivation. Instead, I found…