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Games and Interaction design

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Looks like some great directx tutorials

On Triple Buffer.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Invisibility

Clever and original game, relying on your ability to map your motor skills to a visible environment (without any feedback). See it here.

Lewis Carrol

I had no idea that Lewis Carrol, who wrote Alice in Wonderland was also a Mathematics don at oxford , and produced a number of logic puzzles. I find this very exciting and fascinating, as always when two often-seperate things that you are interested in have such a strong and interesting link.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Play the original Sim City online

Classic sim city playable here (requires registration)

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Game Design Methods of ICO

Great collection of photos of the slides from this GDC 2004 presentation by Kenji Kaido and Fumito Ueda.

Comments about needing a unique concept in your game design for success

Brief discussion from Scott Miller of 3d Realms

Monday, August 16, 2004

Great game design book

Been working my way through Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design for the past 2 weeks, and made it about halfway through. Very informative, and great the way it provides a framework and vocabulary to talk around aspects of games design. A very interesting and thorough read and reference and highly recommended.

Emergence

One of the "must-read-up-on" things thats popped out of the Ernest Adams book is the topic of Emergence, or how complex structures emerge from simple rules. Definitely gonna read up about this one a bit more. This is meant to be a good reference.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Lovely 3d typographic work

By Andreas Muller of Hi-Res. Click here to download.