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Share Big things are afoot for Interstellar Tortoise!  We’ll be showing our game Threads of Reality on August 3rd at DC Indie Fest and taking this as a a catalyst for a number of other exciting changes. This site will … Read the rest of this entry

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New Crytek Engine

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Cool Science

ShareLook at the nifty stuff that is happening these days: This is pretty amazing: And this… well… this is almost unreal. It will be interesting to see whether this ends up being genuine.  Swedes create light from absolute nothingness:

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ShareThe pepper spraying cop has become a meme. This makes me appreciate the positive aspects of living in an age with such immediate communication technology. Not only can one person’s douchebaggery be shared – but that communities can use humor … Read the rest of this entry

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Building Browser Based MMOs

ShareIn this lecture: “Mike Grundvig, CTO of Electrotank, and Jobe Makar, author of recently published “Actionscript for Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds,” discuss some of the biggest challenges a development team may face during this process, as well as specific, … Read the rest of this entry

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Harvey Smith

ShareAs part of Warren Spector’s course at the University of Texas, Harvey Smith (then Creative Director, Midway Austin) gives a wonderfully earnest presentation about his experiences breaking into and working within the game industry.

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KDFW

Share Cactus has just released another (free) game called ‘Keyboard Drumset Fucking Werewolf‘. There is something about this guy’s games that really inspires me; it is that you can make a game about anything.  A game doesn’t have to be … Read the rest of this entry

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Warren Spector Teaches a Class

ShareI’ve stumbled across this course that Warren Spector is teaching at the University of Texas.  He is very articulate and I respect his perspective a lot, although don’t frequently share his view of game development.  Well worth watching, and more … Read the rest of this entry

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ShareI was first alerted to the PROTECT IP Act today by many posts of a video (below) on facebook.  It is a little hard to figure out what this would mean for the internet as a whole if passed.  The viewpoints seem … Read the rest of this entry

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ShareHello!  I’ve been having a great time learning my way through Zbrush – thought I would post what I have so far.  The texture still needs a lot of work.  At the bottom, you can also see the base mesh and UV layout I … Read the rest of this entry

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