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Weekly Links #66

by on Apr.19, 2015, under Gamedev, News, Off-topic

Hello, everyone. In just a week, Tomb of the Snake has become the most popular game on No Time To Play. Not so much on itch.io, where traffic is conspicuously thin. I’m yet to figure out exactly why. Perhaps a dearth of non-Windows gamers on the service? More experimentation is in order.

Speaking of which, for the past four days I’ve been working on my next game, and as it turns out there is such a thing as too much color. I mean, compare these two screenshots:

I don’t know about you, but between psychedelic and girly I choose the style that doesn’t hurt my eyes. Hopefully my players will agree.

Well, on to this week’s other news.

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Weekly Links #35

by on Sep.10, 2014, under News

It had to happen, I guess. This newsletter is two days late. Though considering how often I publish it one day late, it’s all relative. Been going out a lot, you see. Does me a lot of good, seeing friends and exercising.

But anyway. Last week I only found a couple of things worth sharing. One is this article about BASIC on 8-bit microcomputers, which promptly reminded me of Why Johnny Can’t Code, except more technical in nature. Having started with Basic on a Speccy myself (like every good programmer I know), no other programming environment ever felt as Zen to me as line-number Basic. Maybe Forth comes close… if you can wrap your head around it. And it still isn’t the same.

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