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Tag: Writing

Behind the Scenes of Phineas and Ferb

10th October

Hey, it’s finally out! Disney created a nicely produced Behind the Scenes video for Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension.

Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension

2nd August

Responsible for most key systems of gameplay: Player, Gadgets, Upgrades, Save System, HUD, Lot Check, and more.
Worked with Jr. Programmers to ensure their segments were completed as designed, to continually refine ‘fun factor’, and to help adapt designs as needed for time or complexity.
Co-designer of the game. In charge of many of the meta gaming elements such as gadget/weapon progression, unlockables, secrets and more.

Averaging Gradius

23rd June

How do people handle Bowser? What path do most racers take in Gran Turismo? What order do people take down bosses in Mega Man 2? How do people react to the The Sorrow in Metal Gear Solid 3?

San Andreas: Grand Tour

1st October

This was an article originally printed at The New Gamer, a games journalism website I used to write for. It was created using the in-game camera in the PS2 version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The images were ripped from the save game and no changes were made — all the “polaroids” were created in engine.

What could have turned out to be a normal weekend ended up being anything but. What could have been a standard mission turned out to be quite memorable. A contact called and wanted me to pick up a package from a drop point in San Fierro and deliver it to a guy in Las Venturas.It was perfect. I had some friends in the Grove who hadn’t been further than two blocks outside of Ganton their entire lives and this was my chance to change …

From the Blog!

Ridiculous true stories from the world of game development.

The names haven't been changed to protect the innocent because no one in game development is innocent...

Kill Screens – End of the Line
Kill Screen. That's pretty foreboding, eh? The name, a term that was coined in arcades in the 80's, is actually a little misleading. This...
Arcade Memories: Ticket Games are Trouble
I hated ticket games. They are annoying, loud, and they break all the time. Please, people constantly tried to cheat and steal to get prizes!