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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
18
comment Should I consider a graduate degree in game development?
Dupe?
Oct
7
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
5
answered Designing a game - Where to start?
Oct
2
answered Problem representing torque as a quaternion
Oct
1
answered How would one determine the length of a path?
Sep
23
comment Windows Form code not executing?
You're probably getting an exception. Try adding some try/catch/MessageBox.
Sep
16
comment How can I create a game as a live wallpaper?
@user943974, I get the impression that the question you asked isn't really the real question, which is "What's wrong with the code I've written?". How about you create a small but complete program which demonstrates your problem and (if that doesn't in itself help you solve it) post on StackOverflow?
Sep
16
comment How can I create a game as a live wallpaper?
@user943974, why does the obvious approach of calling the Ship constructor not work?
Sep
15
answered How can I create a game as a live wallpaper?
Sep
14
answered All Pairs Shortest Paths in Weighted Undirected Graph
Sep
10
comment Time limit on puzzle games: yea or nay?
@kamziro, if the puzzle game has fixed levels then the point is to complete all the levels. The value of bonuses for optimal use of resources (whether time or something else) is to provide something on top to give some replay value. With the game I linked, some players did replay it a lot to get achievements and highscores. Others probably played it through once and left it. I don't see having both options as something negative. (Oh, and try writing down the solutions for the later puzzles - they're quite long).
Sep
10
awarded  Editor
Sep
10
revised Time limit on puzzle games: yea or nay?
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Sep
10
comment Time limit on puzzle games: yea or nay?
@kamziro, what's your point? That hand-designed puzzle games don't have replay value? True to a point, but I don't see what it has to do with time limits (especially when you bear in mind that I'm arguing for time bonuses rather than hard limits).
Sep
10
comment Time limit on puzzle games: yea or nay?
@eBusiness, "because" seems to be defending some assertion, but I'm at a loss to know which.
Sep
10
answered Time limit on puzzle games: yea or nay?
Sep
5
comment Easiest turn-base games you can think of?
@Kramii, depends what you mean by "well". Give the squares different weights (corner is worth 20, square next to corner is worth 10, edge is worth 5, square next to edge 2, anything else 1) and use alpha-beta with a lookahead of 2 or 3 moves and random tie-breaking. It won't win tournaments, but it's challenging enough for a casual player.
Aug
26
comment Java collections and managing simultaneous operations / concurrency (java.util.ConcurrentModificationException)
The first question has to be "Are you using multi-threading?"
Aug
24
answered Java collections and managing simultaneous operations / concurrency (java.util.ConcurrentModificationException)