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 2015
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2015.
The game was a dud, and I'm convinced a big part of that is due to the way the game leaned into its story. Its terrible, cringe-inducing story.
Good Robot Dev Blog
An ongoing series where I work on making a 2D action game from scratch.
A look at the main Borderlands games. What works, what doesn't, and where the series can go from here.
C++ is a wonderful language for making horrible code.