Gamasutra – News – In-depth: Is it time for a text game revival?In a market where books and games are close rivals for the most popular category on app stores, what happens when today's new gamers are hungry for something more than word puzzles? Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools RUDI: Bookshelf: Classics: Christopher Alexander: A city is […]
Improv Everywhere – Spinning Beach Ball of Death – YouTubeIt's rare that two obnoxious phenomena completely jump the shark at the same time. Striptekenaar Jean Giraud/Moebius overleden – De StandaardMet de dood van de Franse stripmaker Jean Giraud, die ook publiceerde als Moebius, verliest Europa een van zijn invloedrijkste auteurs. U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers on […]
Ready, Set, Render! Part2In the previous "Ready, Set, Render!" thread, I demonstrated the use of BPR when rendering a 'hard-surface' model. This time, I opted to demonstrate the use of Z4R2b BPR for rendering an organic surface, in particular, a skin surface. For this test, I used an excellent head sculpt created by ZBrush artist […]
Social Games vs Multiplayer Games: A Commentary on Raph Koster’s Social Mechanics PresentationI thought that since I’m not at GDC, it might be interesting to write a review-from-afar. I looked at the core of his ideas, many of which center around cooperative gameplay, then raised questions over whether they were appropriate to the social game […]
Notabilia – Visualizing Deletion Discussions on WikipediaVisualizing Deletion Discussions on Wikipedia BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti On Why The “Facebook” Media World View WinsViral Lift is the new metric. Ha.