Global Game Jam 2017

Categories: Development, Games Programming

Finally took part in the Global Game Jam after so many years just visiting the local game jam site as a visitor! ūüėÄ 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 achieved in these little gems […]

Hearthstone

Categories: Games, Turn-based Strategy

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. Now the latter two are […]

Risk of Rain

Categories: Games, Indie, Platformer

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¬†and never played due to lack of time. Thankfully that was not the case! I bought a couple of copies for my friends and we decided to give it a […]

The Masterplan

Categories: Games, Indie, Real-Time Strategy

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 well… here I am! I’ve […]

Using Unity’s Postprocessor to “compile” strings

Categories: Development, Games Programming

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 but I must admit that¬†they […]

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

Categories: Books, Historical Fiction

If you like historical fiction based in the medieval England¬†this 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 Danes. The book recounts how […]

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Categories: Books, Novel

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 message: get out of your […]

The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel

Categories: Books, Historical Fiction

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 reading it altogether. However, due […]

Working with C++ and Cocos2dx

Categories: Development, Games Programming

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, and due to how C […]