Monday, 30 July 2012

Website change coming soon

I've been in the process of making some changes to my website, mainly switching to a WordPress powered site and changing the skin as well. I'll publish this change by the end of the week. While the main address will remain the same, any bookmark or RSS feed subscription will become invalid. I'll post here again and on G+ once the new site is live.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

What is a technical game designer?

I've started this blog over a year and a half ago, but I never really explained where it takes its name from.

So what's a technical game designer then? The short and simple answer would be "a designer who can code". However, that would be inaccurate and incomplete, so let's look at the long answer.

DISCLAIMER: This is a personal take on a position I happen to occupy. In no way it is meant to be a universal definition.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Understanding CryEngine 3 code: Moving the player

Let's have a look at how player input gets turned into character movement. But first, we need to talk about game actions.