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You know that college kid who says he wants to make video? He draws up half a design document and tells everyone he knows he's a game designer and all he needs is a team of people and he'll be rich and famous in no time. I'm not that guy. I have a passion for not just experiencing video games but also creating them. I still look like that kid: in school, not making money yet from my games, occasionally slacking, and maybe a bit TOO enthusiastic, but I'm absolutely dedicated.

Check out my silly little company: http://www.detour-games.com


Jul
9
comment C++ SDL, Opengl 3D Game
You're gonna want to spend some time here: nehe.gamedev.net Google searches on topics like '3d models, opengl' will turn up lots of tutorials and helpful pages.
Jun
30
comment 'Unblock' / 'Yellow Out' game questions
Most of these games attempt to remove a red piece, not a yellow piece.
Jun
30
answered 'Unblock' / 'Yellow Out' game questions
Jun
20
awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
19
comment Where to hire a scenario writer for a small interactive story game?
This is a duplicate of your only other question: gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/13817/…
Jun
19
comment Where to hire a scenario writer for a small interactive story game?
@Alexander It's not as obvious as you think, you weren't very clear about it. And that's still no reason to down vote a perfectly sensible answer. It may not apply to you, but this answer could help someone else in a very similar situation. This is a public Q&A after all.
Jun
19
comment Where to hire a scenario writer for a small interactive story game?
Why the down vote? You didn't specify that it needed to be available for reuse and the poster makes a valid point. +1
Jun
12
comment Creating Projectiles (Beam)
@MarkEz Getting a trackball event is very straightforward. Use an onTouchListener to get a MotionEvent. It sounds like you may want to start with a simpler project to get used to using Android.
Jun
8
comment I need advice for my future career
The video game industry actually makes more money than film AND music together, last I heard.
Jun
5
comment Java/Android pixel perfect hit detection
@Randolf I agree that it's a great answer. I was just trying to be one of the people to help adapt that pseudo-code to Java :)
Jun
4
awarded  Commentator
Jun
4
comment Java/Android pixel perfect hit detection
This is a great answer except that some of the code is specific to C/C++ (I think?). He's probably not using the NDK since the question is tagged Java. @corey use an int or float array with 2 indices (new int[2];) in place of vector2.
Jun
1
awarded  Critic
May
31
comment Is it okay to release a playable, but not graphical, game to the Android Marketplace?
So go for it! I've played games with just about no graphics (check out Friction Mobile). Leave a comment here with the name of the game when you release it?
May
30
comment How do I get started making Android games?
I agree with this answer, but Android isn't the worse place to get started! My very first programming project was a comic book viewer. Then, I made a puzzle game, and now I'm making a 2D game with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics. I've learned on one heck of a curve, but in the last 9 months, Android has helped me get a good foundation in Java, SQLite, and OpenGL along with a great start with OOP and game development concepts. I could have done worse than learning how to program with Android.
May
30
comment Is it okay to release a playable, but not graphical, game to the Android Marketplace?
I think the actual game graphics will make much more of an impression on the player than the menu screens. As long as the game looks decent, I would say it's a good idea to release early and get some feedback!
May
19
awarded  Nice Answer
May
19
answered What is the difference between a bonus and a power-up?
May
12
comment How to improve my Pong like game
No problem, glad to help :) I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
May
10
comment Water/Ocean simulation and physics
+1 for the pic of you on a research ship