Good Robot Dev Blog

An ongoing series where I work on making a 2D action game from scratch.

 

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Deus Ex:Human Revolution

Is this a masterful improvement on modern shooters, or a dumbed-down bastardization of its predecessor? Can it be both?

 

Hardware Review

So what happens when a SOFTWARE engineer tries to review hardware? This. This happens.

 

Project Frontier

A programming project where I set out to make a gigantic and complex world from simple data.

 

Free Radical

The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.

 

Project Button Masher

I teach myself music composition by imitating the style of various videogame soundtracks. How did it turn out? Listen for yourself.

 

PC Hardware is Toast

This is why shopping for graphics cards is so stupid and miserable.

 

Game at the Bottom

Why spend millions on visuals that are just a distraction from the REAL game of hotbar-watching?

 

Shamus Plays WOW

Ever wondered what's in all those quest boxes you've never bothered to read? Get ready: They're more insane than you might expect.

 

What Does a Robot Want?

No, self-aware robots aren't going to turn on us, Skynet-style. Not unless we designed them to.