“Kirby is forbidden from going anwhere near the Xenomorphs. Nothing good will happen.” - G during discussion of what would happen if Kirby ate a facehugger
Game idea: you design houseboats except... house-air-boats. You are limited by size until you earn more balloons.
I'm playing Charterstone with friends, and pretty much the entire appeal of that game is opening up the little boxes.
Just got to open the second Trash World News zine. Secret envelopes (and boxes) in games is so good! Even (especially?) if the game is a video game and the secret bits are physical objects.
Playing Exapunks! It’s fun to take a break from programming to... program some more.
But hey, the game sports an important non-binary npc AND an ai friend! And also tiny hacking robots!
Random guy I passed: “You’re rad.”
It’s a fact!
I went to the Roguelike Celebration a couple weeks ago and more than anything else I was struck by the fact that, unlike at perhaps every other games event I have ever attended, the majority of people there did not seem to be dying of stress
in roguelike dev it's normal to be working on a single game for decades, slowly growing it over time at a sustainable pace. mainstream indie feels like a bunch of people LARPing as industry-lite without the resources to keep anything going for longer than a couple of years
This is my favorite line of the talk, on why one would make a language:
When we write code, we are restructuring our thoughts to fit the language of the computer.
When we design our own languages, we rewire the computer to match the structure of our thoughts.
Hey, so I gave a talk at Queerness and Games Conf this weekend on making your own programming language, and it's up on the #QGCon Twitch page!
You can see the slides and the code from the demo here: https://mcclure.github.io/qgcon-2018/
You can watch the talk here:
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Check out this beautiful fat spider I found yesterday!
And, I don’t know if you’ve ever heard a spider make a sound outside of monster movies and video games, but when I tried moving it away from the trail via a leaf - it shrieked at me! Like exactly the sound they make in movies, but tiny.
Anyway, this spider made my day.
Designer of games, tools, and tiny things. ~they/them
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