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Follow the Trail Development Retro Review.
Follow the Trail Development Retro Review.

On Halloween 2021, I decided to try doing a mini game-jam style project. I wanted to make something simple, yet atmospheric. Possibly a simple wave based shooter. There was no solid plan, just an idea to make “something”. In this retrospective review, I share some of the goals, strengths and weaknesses of the project, and any lessons learned.

Why Doesn't Camouflage Work in Games? - Ask A Game Dev
Why Doesn't Camouflage Work in Games? - Ask A Game Dev

Have you looked at camouflage in games recently? It looks amazing. Yet, it doesn’t seem to stop you being seen in a split second. Is that a limitation of the technology or is it by design? Let’s have a look at some of the techniques and try recreating some of the ways game developers make camouflage look really good while still allowing easy visibility of characters.

Leaning in Games With Your Webcam
Leaning in Games With Your Webcam

A proof-of-concept system to use a webcam to control leaning in games

A Primer on Backups for Developers Moving to Ops
A Primer on Backups for Developers Moving to Ops

A quick primer on the different types of system & cloud backups for developers, as well as information on forming good backup strategies.

Working From Home in the Game Development Industry
Working From Home in the Game Development Industry

I outline some of the challenges of working from home in the games industry and my experience in how to mitigate these to keep a team effective.

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Follow the Trail Development Retro Review.
Follow the Trail Development Retro Review.

On Halloween 2021, I decided to try doing a mini game-jam style project. I wanted to make something simple, yet atmospheric. Possibly a simple wave based shooter. There was no solid plan, just an idea to make “something”. In this retrospective review, I share some of the goals, strengths and weaknesses of the project, and any lessons learned.

Why Doesn't Camouflage Work in Games? - Ask A Game Dev
Why Doesn't Camouflage Work in Games? - Ask A Game Dev

Have you looked at camouflage in games recently? It looks amazing. Yet, it doesn’t seem to stop you being seen in a split second. Is that a limitation of the technology or is it by design? Let’s have a look at some of the techniques and try recreating some of the ways game developers make camouflage look really good while still allowing easy visibility of characters.

Leaning in Games With Your Webcam
Leaning in Games With Your Webcam

A proof-of-concept system to use a webcam to control leaning in games