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Worked as a computer game designer and developer for five years. Most proud of Torquing!

Now working in other fields of software, but still aim to participate in the Java4k game contest each year.


Oct
24
answered What is the breakdown of jobs in game development?
Oct
20
comment Why is this 8 puzzle unsolvable?
@Ashwin, to be more precise, their notation is dodgy. If you look at the goal state, the blank tile should be 9 rather than 0.
Oct
20
comment How should a one-man team do game audio?
@Sidar, music in the public domain (i.e. most classical music) doesn't have copyright. That's the point!
Oct
19
comment How should a one-man team do game audio?
@Sidar, creating digital copies doesn't take talent, but creating original work does. Surely?
Oct
19
comment How should a one-man team do game audio?
@Sidar, I wasn't being sarcastic but I didn't mean to be condescending either. The point I was trying to make was that there is a large repository of music in the public domain, built up over centuries, which a one-man indie can use, so said one man doesn't need to be a musician. However, the visual art which has accumulated in the public domain over centuries is almost completely unsuitable for the indie game developer, so he does need to be able to create his own graphics.
Sep
26
comment What is the best degree Computer Engineering or Software Engineering?
It depends on what specifically you want to do. E.g. there are some roles in engine development which might require a PhD in physics.
Sep
20
comment Bullet pattern isn't behaving as expected
Rather than repeat with four similar for loops you should have an outer for loop which goes through the possible directions (either stored in an iterable of some kind or using basic arithmetic to rotate by 90 degrees).
Sep
13
revised j2me Bitmap font
added 509 characters in body
Sep
13
revised j2me Bitmap font
added 2180 characters in body
Sep
12
answered j2me Bitmap font
Aug
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
11
comment Menus for LWJGL - Swing or other?
FengGUI is another option, although it's a couple of years since I used it so I don't know what state it's currently in.
Jun
15
comment Game programming course materials: What should it include?
What is this intended to lead into? Or is it a completely standalone course?
Feb
29
comment What is a convincing Berserker enemy AI finite state machine for a Roguelike
Re target selection, once he starts chasing someone he could have a very narrow field of view, so he rushes past other enemies without even seeing them.
Feb
27
comment Find a line that connects the outer most points in a set of points
@Cato112, if you don't want the convex hull then you'll need to specify what you mean more precisely, because a priori there's no reason not to form a polynomial which has all of the points as vertices.
Feb
23
comment Dual Currency vs. One Currency in social games economics and monetization
@Jamornh, it gives you roughly the same pros and cons as dual-currency but you'll lose fewer of the third group (free players who get upset at not having theoretical access to absolutely everything).
Feb
23
answered Dual Currency vs. One Currency in social games economics and monetization
Feb
12
comment What's the most efficient way to find barycentric coordinates?
Beware that the most efficient solutions may be the least accurate.
Feb
2
answered How can I determine how much I need to rotate an object to face a point?
Jan
30
answered How to balance audio levels to be loud enough yet safe