Jason Shiga's Meanwhile is now available on Steam and Itch.IO! And surprise DLC bonus comic: The Case of the Missing Science Project! http://blog.zarfhome.com/2018/01/meanwhile-is-now-available-on-steam.html
Great writing by Bruce Dawson on the 360's CPU: "it’s still nerdy cool to see solid proof that instructions that were not executed were causing crashes." https://randomascii.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/finding-a-cpu-design-bug-in-the-xbox-360/
More IGF comments: Tacoma (briefly), The Sexy Brutale, Reigns: Her Majesty, Getting Over It, Water Tastes Like Wine. http://blog.zarfhome.com/2018/01/2018-igf-nominees-fascinating.html
I haven't looked at keybase in while, sigh.
I don't currently have the right stick hooked up to anything.
When you're browsing, stick/dpad/arrow-key movement is purely geometrical -- it ignores path directions. I figure that people will just hold the stick down.
(When you're playing, purely geometric stick movement always works. But moving in the path direction should *also* work, even if there's a bendy path. Making all that work was fun.)
More comments on IGF finalists: http://blog.zarfhome.com/2018/01/2018-igf-nominees-real-lives.html (Cosmic Top Secret, Lost Memories, Another Lost Phone, Bury Me My Love, Attentat 1942)
Kicking off my annual reviews of IGF entries with the one that expanded to fill its own blog post: Tacoma. http://blog.zarfhome.com/2018/01/tacoma-design-ruminations.html
I wrote a thing: What happens after your game gets nominated for IGF awards http://squinky.me/2018/01/03/what-happens-after-your-game-gets-nominated-for-igf-awards/
Repeating offer from over the holidays: if you want to do a little beta-testing on the Mac/Win version of my interactive comic app, ping me for a Steam beta key. http://store.steampowered.com/app/714980/Meanwhile_An_Interactive_Comic_Book/
Coming January 17th! https://vimeo.com/248804344
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