When you want an image to use for your character portrait, you have two choices:
- Spend years mastering the art of sci-fi / fantasy illustration. Perhaps attend art school. Hone your craft until you can fully realize your character on paper just as you imagine them.
- Use Google Image Search and swipe something that looks roughly like how you want your character to look.
For whatever reason, most players take the lazy way and opt for #2, despite the fact that there is a 90% chance they are going to look like a brooding androgynous goth / punk elf holding the wrong weapon.
The Best of 2014
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2014.
A programming project where I set out to make a Minecraft-style world so I can experiment with Octree data.
C++ is a wonderful language for making horrible code.
Overused Words in Game Titles
I scoured the Steam database to figure out what words were the most commonly used in game titles.
What is Vulkan?
There's a new graphics API in town. What does that mean, and why do we need it?