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bio website tech.turbu-rpg.com
location Seattle, WA
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A lifelong programmer who's been interested in gaming and game programming ever since grade school.


Dec
22
awarded  Commentator
Dec
22
comment Float or int for currency?
Does Java not have a Currency type like Delphi's, which uses scaled fixed-point math to give you decimal math without the precision problems inherent to floating-point?
Oct
10
comment Is there any relation between Game Theory and Game Development?
Game theory isn't about actual games. It's about modeling human behavior and people's interaction with each other as if it were a game that everyone is trying to win (by providing mathematical definitions of "winning" and of the rules) and using basic mathematical and economic principles to draw sociological conclusions from it.
Jul
22
awarded  Yearling
Jul
23
awarded  Yearling
Mar
7
comment What are some good game development programs for kids?
Shameless Plug: You're right, RPG Maker's engine really limits you. A few years ago, I got fed up with some of the engine limitations and decided to try and make a better version, one that offers more power while preserving the simple, easy-to-use interface that made RPG Maker popular. I'm a lone developer working on it in my spare time, so it's still not quite finished, but I've got a lot done and a few RPG Maker users with really big, complex projects are interested in converting over once it's stable. You can find the project at turbu-rpg.com if you're interested.
Sep
10
comment What math should all game programmers know?
@Skizz: Yeah. You need trig to turn an angle and a power into an initial vector. After that you just need an animation loop and a gravitic constant.
Sep
3
comment What technology is best for building my first game
You're asking about premade engines, but they're pretty specific things. What kind of game are you thinking of building?
Sep
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
answered Best 3rd Party DRM Solutions
Aug
31
awarded  Critic
Aug
26
answered Do retail games use “inversion of control” and “dependency injection”?
Aug
25
answered Is story more important or the gameplay more important?
Aug
10
answered What is the best way to make a main menu system?
Aug
3
comment What math should all game programmers know?
I remember when my little brother tried to make a Bang-Bang game as a project for his high school VB class. He had everything worked out, except he had no idea how to make the cannonballs fly in an arc based on angle and power, because he hadn't taken Trig 1 yet. After I explained the basics, it worked just fine.
Aug
2
answered What math should all game programmers know?
Jul
29
answered Are there any 2D gaming libraries/frameworks/engines for Android?
Jul
27
comment What are the challenges and benefits of writing games with a functional language?
Not sure what you're talking about. Rogue was written in C. roguebasin.roguelikedevelopment.org/index.php?title=Rogue
Jul
23
comment How are sound effects made?
How do you record an explosion?
Jul
22
answered Multi-disciplined: Strength or Weakness?