Category Archives: games

Creating a Flash Game “Main Loop” Example

A very typical game programming approach is to have a main loop that executes once per frame.  After playing around for a few hours with Flash CS4, I figured out how to do it with flash+actionscript. 1. Get the Flash … Continue reading

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N is for Ninja Burger

From the Geek Alphabet comes the letter N, for Ninja Burger. Back in 2000, I collaborated with some friends at 9th Level Games on the first role-playing game adaptation of Ninja Burger. I did mostly flavor text and brainstorming how … Continue reading

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McCain Staffer Disparages Roleplayers

McCain’s staffers’ attacks just keep getting crazier. It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from the comfort of mom’s basement… I wonder how much Hasbro and Wizards of … Continue reading

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Batman or Bush?

Brilliant! And filmed in Philly, too.

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Metaplace keeps looking better

It’s fallen off the mainstream games media radar, but there are really cool things going on at http://www.metaplace.com/. The details coming out in the developer blogs really make me wish a) we’d been accepted into the alpha, b) we were … Continue reading

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Bioshock

Hrmm… despite a tangential interest in zombies, I am not a fan of horror or gory movies.  Bioshock is pretty freaking scary!  But it’s sucked me right into to their universe.  I can see the linearity reviewers mentioned cropping up … Continue reading

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Gamefly update

Two Worlds arrived from Gamefly, but Bioshock not to be found. Strange… It took about 30 seconds of opening scene to decide I would not enjoy playing Two Worlds. Very, very bad writing. Bad voice acting, or perhaps perfectly acted … Continue reading

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