Author : Andrew

Global Game Jam 2017

Finally took part in the Global Game Jam after so many years just visiting the local game jam site as a visitor! ­čśÇ It was a dream come true to see so many people enjoying the game-making craft and working hard to make amazing games over one packed weekend. The quality…

Hearthstone

I am a Blizzard fan boy. There I’ve said it. I’ve tried almost (if not all) of Blizzard’s games at some point or another. I admire Blizzard as a game company. Back in the day they stood right next to Westwood and Bullfrog as my 3 most favourite game companies….

Risk of Rain

Risk of Rain is a rogue-like 2D indie platformer that ran the risk of being yet another game I bought and added to my Steam library┬áand never played due to lack of time. Thankfully that was not the case! I bought a couple of copies for my friends and we…

The Masterplan

I got The Masterplan (by SharkPunch) as a surprise game in the December (or is it January?) Humble Monthly Bundle. I must admit, I had never heard of it but one of my new year resolutions was to try to play more games and blog more about gaming in-general so…

Using Unity’s Postprocessor to “compile” strings

Tl;dr: String parameters are not type-safe. Using Unity’s Postprocessor replace them with automatically generated enums and detect errors at compile-time instead of run-time. Recently, while working with a Unity plugin, I came across an API which makes use of string parameters. Personally, I am not a huge fan of them…

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

If you like historical fiction based in the medieval England┬áthis is a must read. While a work of fiction based on actual facts this book opened my eyes to what England must have been a thousand years ago. A beautiful brutal land in constant conflict between the Saxons and the…

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A very good book which contains a few insightful gems. It is a bit over-the-top with its mysticism/religious elements for my liking but it really does make you think and question the way you look at your life. In the end what got me to like it was its main…

The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel

If you like the Earth’s Children series this is a recommended read. Note that I didn’t say “must read”. The reason I do not recommend this book like its predecessors is that it is a bit too long-winded at times. In fact, there were many times when I had stopped…

Working with C++ and Cocos2dx

Recently I’ve started my foray into the C++ world proper. I have always toyed a bit with the language and its predecessor C but I never really got into it fully, preferring instead languages such as C# and Haskell. However, due to the nature of the industry I work in,…

First Commercial Game

A game I have worked on has been released commercially as part of a storybook! Checkout the preview here: I am proud of the team that made it happen. Good job guys, keep up the amazing work!