Why this series? When I read something interesting, I mark it with a star, bookmark it, or occasionally retweet it. But then it fades into the void. This series will record my impressions.
Trello is a great free software for creating online task boards. Its applications range from simple TODO lists to complicated process management workflows, however it doesn’t tie the user’s hand. The user is responsible for creating (and occassionally bypassing) the rules. See some interesting Trello usage for project management.
A compact yet to the point summary from Swiss authorities on the electromagnetic fields generated by train lines, with nice figures depicting EM field intensity as the function of distance. Personal suggestion: live at least 50 to 100m away from high voltage or train lines.
Lochart’s Lament is a deeply inspiring writing about teaching maths for kids. Don’t be surprised, the linked resource is just a foreword to the whole thing in PDF.
The Hierarchy of awareness is a nice recollection of basic design practices (mostly AI) that can make computer opponents feel more human-like. I think these practices, if applied, also make human opponents feel more human-like.
Nicolas Cannasse (creator of Haxe language) won a recent LD using his entry Evoland, which was fun to play indeed! Reminds us that indie games should rather be fun and creative, instead of being large-scale. Nevertheless, he left Motion-Twin and is up to new business at Shiro Games, which I guess is worth watching.
Andy Moore posts a shocking post Iteration and Game Design in Mexico. Shocking, since the games he talks about do not require a computer. That is hard to imagine, isn’t it? The post captures a naive, childish (not in the derogatory, but in the pure sense) feeling of having fun in whatever activity. Something that is easy to forget as an adult.
Gabriel Gonzalez writes about Monad Morphisms in his latest blog post. If you have not yet, read his series from the beginning. He combines understanding of theory and practice in an amazing and entertaining way.
Remember formal languages and model verification from University? Now its’s playtime again! Model Checking Kit provides a load of fun and powerful tools for verifying your models.