On one hand, it makes no sense for the monsters and encounter areas of the gameworld to come pre-stocked with loot. It also makes no sense for feral beasts and the shambling undead to walk around carrying fabulous cash prizes.
On the other hand, gold coins are shiny and make a fun jingling sound when you have lots of them.
Good Robot Dev Blog
An ongoing series where I work on making a 2D action game from scratch.
The Best of 2015
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2015.
Silent Hill Origins
Here is a long look at a game that tries to live up to a big legacy and fails hilariously.
The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.
Crash Dot Com
Back in 1999, I rode the dot-com bubble. Got rich. Worked hard. Went crazy. Turned poor. It was fun.