Nightmares Of An Indie Game Dev

Just an indie game developer trying to make my way. Come play something with me? :D
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nudityandnerdery:

Remember that time Gandalf convinced the whole party to flee so that he could take out the Balrog and not have to share any of the XP? Shows up the next session with fancy new robes and everything. What a jerk.

Best literary analysis ever.

brainstatic:

nudityandnerdery:

Remember that time Gandalf convinced the whole party to flee so that he could take out the Balrog and not have to share any of the XP? Shows up the next session with fancy new robes and everything. What a jerk.

Best literary analysis ever.

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jonathannemo:

This is what Capcom used to develop arcade games on.

I miss weird, workstation class computers.

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  • friend: shut up about ur fuckin video game
  • me: no

wobbufetts:

aidn:

how the hell do i talk to people

Stand in front of them and press A

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discovergames:

gamerzgalaxy:

Halo Graphics Evolution : Anniversary vs. Original

Apparently graphics have gotten slightly better over the last decade !

It’s funny. I’ve seen this post a bunch of times, always accompanied with some kind of amazement at how far we’ve come, but it does not make me feel that way at all. Every time I see it, I just think how good the original still looks, and how pointless the “upgrade” seems. And it’s not just Halo; I think this about most older games. If the composition was good to begin with (decent art direction, colors, animations, etc.), the graphical fidelity just doesn’t matter to me. The grainy pixels and flat faces of Metal Gear Solid still look good to me. If you let it, your imagination fills in the gaps of fuzzy textures and early 3D lighting. The closer and closer we get to photorealism, the less we seem to be able to appreciate the abstract, whether the purposeful abstraction like Proteus or the abstract-by-necessity of Silent Hill.

I’m not the nostalgic old man, decrying the shiny just because it’s not what I grew up with. There is no doubt a place for and a value to stunningly photorealistic games. I just don’t understand the mindset where we have to paper over our past because photorealism is the only thing that will suffice anymore. I’m not saying this kind of re-release shouldn’t exist because clearly a lot of people care about polygons and anti-aliasing and such (plus, with the rapid erosion of backwards compatibility, there may be no other way for people to play the games), but they also sometimes feel like a waste of time and effort to me. I just think of what could be made if all that money and all those hours could have been put towards making something genuinely new, instead of just painting over something that’s been around for years. 

Good point, but I have to disagree. I love this release, I kinda wish they added in Reach and ODST as well. See to me, this is just them being able to tell the story we all love again without the limitations of tech we had back when. Maybe their true vision was always photorealism, and they couldn’t get it as good as they wanted the first times around because of limited tech.

Also I no longer have any of my copies of Halo due to the buy/trade/sell and non backwards compatibility game market we live in. What’s really cool is that you can switch back and forth between graphics.I love original graphics too, hell I’d even love if they had a super retro graphic version.

To me I’m giving this a full thumbs up. I mean this is all granted we give them reasonable doubt that they aren’t doing this release just for the money. lol

mewmii:

pistachiozombie:

The adventures of me wearing my graphic tees/dresses that have to do with video games or shows while working at Hot Topic. True story today.

Guys, stop doing this. It makes you 20000000 times less likely to pick up a girl. Stop “checking” us and let us love our things. 

let someone do that to me

Seriously, guys need to chill the out with this type of behavior before some girl loses it and ends up dealing out a curb stomping. I swear these guys think they’re on the authority of Shigeru Miyamoto or something.

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thegilgamesh:

Sometimes I like hanging out at the Tower and taking pictures of the Traveler at different times of the day.

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become-legend:

Female Guardians

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Sold my 25th Anniversary Zelda 3DS, that I kept as a collectible for $475. What a great investment that turned out to be :D

thecyberwolf:

Green Hills - Sonic Fan Art

Created by Tom Waterhouse (2dforever) - Website

Accidentally stayed up until 3am playing Destiny. Now I’m gonna go get some breakfast and get back into it.

So many games, so little time. Add me fools.

  • Destiny (PS4)
  • CS GO (Steam)
  • BF4 (Origin)
  • Black Ops 2 (Steam)
  • Blacklight: Retribution (Steam)(PS4)

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gamefreaksnz:

Dying Light to release earlier than expected

Techland’s next zombie FPS, Dying Light, will be released in January – a month earlier than expected.

Check out the latest gameplay trailer here.

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lawebloca:

Mario vs. cat

source: tastefullyoffensive

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