Becoming an Accidental Fan

When I was a child, I had an allowance.

I had an interest in Archie comics, so sometimes my $2 per week would go towards an Archie Double Digest, but other times I would save up until I had enough money to buy myself a Nintendo game.

At the time, for you young . . . → Read More: Becoming an Accidental Fan

Nintendo Reveals Details, Pictures, and Official Name of NX

Nintendo hasn’t given away too many details about their upcoming console known as NX. Rumors abound, with speculation based on patent filings, and recently a few leaks about the NX controller turned out to be hoaxes.

Many expected Nintendo to make a formal announcement at E3 this June, but the company surprised fans with not . . . → Read More: Nintendo Reveals Details, Pictures, and Official Name of NX

Making Your Game Accessible to People Who Are Color Blind

I’ve written in the past about designing games for color blind players because I believe accessibility is important. It doesn’t take too much effort, and a significant number of players will appreciate it.

Alan Zucconi wrote a multiple-page, interactive tutorial on making your game accessible to color blind players.

He provides a shader that . . . → Read More: Making Your Game Accessible to People Who Are Color Blind

How to Apologize Correctly

When I was a senior in high school, I was editor of the school paper. I wanted to publish more than fluff pieces. I couldn’t count how many times the formulaic headline “[insert school event here] a Success” showed up in that paper.

Some of the articles ended up quite controversial, and I got us . . . → Read More: How to Apologize Correctly

The Neat Little Experiments of Ludum Dare Entries #LDJam

Since I’m on vacation, I’ve had more time dedicated to playing and rating the entries from Ludum Dare #33, and it occurs to me that I’ve never played so many games from a compo before.

And apparently I’ve been missing out.

When over 1,200 people submit games within 48 hours for a single theme, you’re . . . → Read More: The Neat Little Experiments of Ludum Dare Entries #LDJam

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