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Since I haven't done a round of lately:

Hi! I'm Cidney. I used to be a web developer, then I decided that was more fun and more ethical. I primarily work with Unity these days, but in my past lives I did interactive fiction.

Right now I work for Corey and Lori Cole, the creators of Quest for Glory. During the project I was diagnosed with and suffered a spinal cord injury after a car accident. I can walk again, so it's an invisible .

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GamaSutra published a I wrote about the 5-year development process for Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. It's been a long and tiring journey. :)

techbro red flags 

when people say "don't do that, it's illegal" i scoff.

being gay is illegal in some parts
and having slaves was LEGAL in some places in quite recent times

so...defining morality by what is legal or not say the least, problematic.

Hey friends! I'm going to be showing off some games at MakerX in Burnie, Tasmania this weekend. If you happen to be in the area, drop by and say hi :)

CW: EDS, physical health, mental health 

Anyone have concrete instructions for how to handle saving games to files in a best-practice way that reduces risk of corrupted saves? Like a tutorial or maybe even a Unity-ready code snippet?

Reminder: "oh, we don't talk about money" / "we don't really compare salaries here" / etc. is literal capitalist propaganda designed to keep you from recognizing the true value of your labor.

Insist on a frank discussion of the compensation you and those around you receive for your time and effort.

Updated the screenshot gallery in preparation for PAX demo. Bigger skip button now!

Honestly, text based adventures deserve more innovation and development as a genre.

It's not outdated so much as it is not properly utilized. Books aren't outdated just because movies exist, and text based adventures aren't outdated just because graphical adventures exist.

#gaming #gamedev

#Unity3D devs, this is so useful: A series of attributes that let you customize inspectors without lots of extra editor code

An excellent (German) article on the killer clowns ruling our world: not just Boris Johnson and Donald Trump but many others, too. The reason, the author argues, is that capital used to be interested in a functional state but now oligarchs are interested in chaos and distraction, which is why they finance these killer clowns, and that taxes are not only necessary to finance the state but to break the cycle of inheritance. Let’s stop the rich from passing on their wealth!

I’ll be heading to Seattle soon for PAX and the Sierra meetup. Any of my followers likely to be there?

If you're new to Mastodon and the Fediverse, you may be looking for ways to connect with people.

Here are some suggestions:

✅ Do a post telling the world a little bit about yourself with the hashtag #Introductions

✅ Visit the opt-in community directory Trunk to find people to follow, it's organised by topic:

✅ Use hashtags! These are the only way to search the fediverse, so they make your posts much easier to discover.

More #MastoTips:

The earth will outlive us. The question isn't about the earth's survival, but ours. How long do you want to live here? How many generations of grand children would you like to see live here?

One of the protagonist's Paladin classmates from Summer Daze at Hero-U. Playing with darkening the environment and tweaking the UI.

@cidney Thanksgiving indeed is lumped in with slaughter... and this is where I'm annoyed that English calls the animal Turkey rather than Dinde because the latter name is a lot more indicative of what the Americans were killing. #sorry

p.s. If you want your links to actually work on the metadata (or anywhere on Mastodon), make sure you type them in full, with "https://" at the beginning.

The "https://" disappears when it's posted, but Mastodon turns it into a working link first.

@cidney Hi. This is relying to an oldish post about exclusionary own-web stuff. ..I self-host, but as a white male, I don't worry much about harassment.. Several people will probably offer cross-registration, including me. I'm sure someone you trust more would be willing to be the name and address on a registration, if that is the main block.

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