A Closed World Review

October 25, 2013 Leave a comment

loadgame_aclosedworldHave you ever been so frustrated, so fed up with where you are, that you just want to throw it all away and run off to somewhere new? In A Closed World you play as a young person who has decided to do exactly that. This console RPG-like game puts you in the shoes of a young resident of a village just outside a forest that everyone says is a place of no return. Supposedly home to hungering demons and a beast that would destroy the village, the forest is forbidden and nobody knows what’s on the other side. However, our hero’s beloved — tired of the oppressive attitude of the villagers — decided to go there, as anywhere would be better than home. Now it’s your turn to follow after. Are you willing to risk everything to find out what’s on the other side?

– Gambit Lab

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Gundam Unicorn Review – Episode 6

September 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Nickizumi, RenaInnocenti, and I look at the second to last episode of Gundam Unicorn.  The lines in the sand are drawn, the players assembled and ready, and the finish line is finally revealed!

Saint Simon’s Fire

August 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – Saint Elmo’s Fire

The Spire – Game Dev Diary 2

April 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Figured almost a month has gone by and I’ve had the chance to work on this project a bit in between class work and job hunting, so here we go.


I’ve actually made a decent amount of progress, both in visuals and mechanics.

  • Added Chomper (big guy)
  • Special destruction effects (wood splinters, bloods)
  • Added two weapons (wooden sword, whip)
  • Added pickups (potion)

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Unity freezing on model import – Solution

April 11, 2013 1 comment

One issue I’ve run into recently working with Unity3D 3.5 is when it gets bogged down during the importing asset stage when updating with new assets.  Sometimes the lag is so bad that it will sit there for hours and show little to no progress.  If you find Unity locking up when trying to import, the problem might be Maya trying to do… something.

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The Spire – Game Dev Diary 1

March 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Not too long ago I decided to start a personal game project for two reasons.  1) To work on my own thing for a while (and thus maintain sanity) and 2) Make a fun little prototype of a game.  It may be that I haven’t paid much attention to the indie scene as much, but it always seemed odd to me that one of my favorite games, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, only existed within its own series.  The Metroid-vania style of gameplay where it’s predominately platforming with melee as the main form of combat.  There’s also a large emphasis on RPG elements like equipment customization and levels along with an expansive environment to explore.  The game is often said to be one of the best in the series but there are few games out there that try the same thing outside of the Castlevania franchise.

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Thoughts on the Gun Violence Issue

January 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Originally posted on my Facebook.

First off, I’d like to say this is gonna be a long read,  but I encourage those that are interested/concerned about gun laws to keep reading.  Secondly, I fully admit that I’m not well versed on the laws that are being discussed, passed, or expiring.  I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to this meaning I can’t research it as much as I’d like, so feel free to correct me if I say something false or untrue.  Lastly, my goal is to clarify, debunk and discuss many of the issues I keep hearing about on firearms and violence.  I realize this is intrinsically tied to political views, so I ask that if you comment please keep it civil.  Feel free to disagree, but respect that others might not share your same views.

So with that daunting intro, let’s get to it! 😀

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