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bio website piku.org.uk
location Wakefield, United Kingdom
age 34
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seen Mar 18 at 19:00
I used to be a full-time software developer, but now teach IT in a school and do the coding in my spare time.

Sep
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
7
answered Set up indie game studio (UK) - how?
Feb
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Dec
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comment How does a single non-artistic programmer make a game?
If you make a game full of programmer art that looks a bit rubbish, but the gameplay is fun enough then you can always claim it's "retro" or something. Not all games need 4xAA rendered high poly 3D graphics with bloom shaders.
Dec
21
comment How does a single non-artistic programmer make a game?
Clearly StackExchange needs a dating Q&A site :-)
Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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Oct
9
asked colliding btRigidBody objects behave strangely when moving slowly
Sep
11
comment What exactly does an installer do and why might I need one?
Something to think about - how 'big' is your game? I.e is it a little indie-style exe file, one or two DLLs and a few images, or is it some massive thing that needs all sorts of runtimes installing. If it's something relatively small, an exe file in a zip might be good enough and can help get over the user's reluctance to install random games that they might want to delete after five minutes of playtime.
Aug
7
comment Particles/instancing groups in an Entity/Component system
@seanmiddleditch I'm beginning to discover the edge cases, hacks and one-off specialised parts are actually the game itself. It's totally different to business apps where sterile, rigid frameworks can be designed :)
Aug
5
answered Why doesn't my MatrixStack class work?
Jul
11
asked How should I position and move objects in my 3D world in relation to terrain
Jul
9
accepted Checking for collisions on a 3D heightmap
Jul
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answered Checking for collisions on a 3D heightmap
Jul
8
comment Checking for collisions on a 3D heightmap
If I were to interpolate the height, I'd need to test which triangle to use. Something like this would be needed, wouldn't it? (currently my code just tells me the upper left vertex the player is closest to) stackoverflow.com/questions/3461453/…
Jul
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comment More profitable: Android apps or Flash games?
The audience for Flash is probably larger, and so is the choice of games which means I am bound to find a game like yours that is free and just as good.
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Jul
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comment More profitable: Android apps or Flash games?
First sentence is a bit misleading though. You can have the best game in the world, but if it gets buried under the endless stream of mediocre rubbish out there nobody will find it. Angry Birds and Minecraft appearing from nowhere isn't the norm, rubbish free apps and Zynga's games are.
Jul
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accepted What is the proper use of CADisplayLink, and where do I put game logic?
Jul
7
accepted How do I calculate collision response between a sphere and a plane?