GamaSutra published a #postmortem I wrote about the 5-year development process for Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. It's been a long and tiring journey. :)
#NarraScope was excellent! Will post a recap soon, but for now, con crash and flight home to deal with.
Demoed #SummerDaze at NarraScope in Boston today! Wide range of testers and attendees. I'm having a lot of fun.
One potential outcome I can see is that the mainstream channels suffer from a kind of "Gresham's Law" - bad speech drives out the good. If you have something to sell, or you want to swing an election, you're on Facebook/Twitter. Whereas the genuine conversations are happening on Discord/Mastodon/etc.
I think we're already starting to see this happen (Twitter is full of brands, influencers, politicians, etc.), but it's happening slowly.
Oh, right, GOG's doing their summer sale! #HeroU is on $14.99 right now. Combination of an old-school dungeon crawl and a fantasy school simulator, by the creators of 1989's Quest for Glory.
Um. JBlow. This is really patronizing and dismissive of "the younger generation of indies", and poor people (gamers and devs) in general. There are lots of games with creative mechanics out there: they just don't get exposure.
So! After some years of being fairly "unofficial", Unity editor for Linux is more official now. You can just get it via Unity Hub, like regular Windows/Mac editors. https://blogs.unity3d.com/2019/05/30/announcing-the-unity-editor-for-linux/
Lol, the "Hyperloop" has removed it's side-wheel sleds and is literally just a one-car tunnel now.
Elon Musk's comment on the change to the central premise of the Hyperloop is "This is simple and just works."
Congrats Elon, you've removed the one piece of engineering that made your project unique. You've built an expensive death-trap for rich people to drive their Tesla's through.
More #ScreenshotSaturday updates! This is a side by side comparison of the same teacher's office in both Hero-U games.
A code of conduct can be a great thing but please don't think of it as some legalese you copy/paste & then you're sorted.
Think about what you want & need; how you expect enforcement to work; what values to promote. Also, have someone who knows the DSM-5 give it a look. You may have accidentally written bans that basically say neurotypicals only, sometimes even using the same language as used in DSM criteria for things like autism (which is clearly exclusionary).
Interesting article on why you should create games for yourself, and how games you make for others will sap your creative ability (I'm sure many of us can testify to this - I can!)
Lead programmer for Hero-U (http://hero-u.com). I do a mixture of design and development. Disabled queer femme person.
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