Was messing around with the HDR feature in my Canon G7X Mark II during the fireworks. This pic was unexpected, but quite sweet to behold.
A colleague started chatting with me on fashion concepts, and he introduced to – besides many other things – the idea of Techwear.
Searching for that term was an eye-opener. Movement wear based on futuristic materials with a hint of cyberpunk.
Had to mess around with that, so here ya go.
Unity just announced they’re integrating ProBuilder into the engine. So spent the night doing tutorials, and today tried to build one of my old concepts into a 3D mockup.
There’s a huge amount of space for improvement, but the tool is quite simple to use. Neat.
It happens: sometimes you get a student team that doesn’t have a major skillset usually needed to make a game. Not that it’s impossible, but it means the team mentor has to consider what to do to make sure they are able to get a game out.
Now that’s actually not impossible: there are one-person games out there, and my previous research did focus on ensuring designers could survive a worst-case scenario of having no one to work with. With regard to student projects though, there’s a specific goal: the game has to showcase the students ability to conceive, plan, develop and finish a project.
Here are two student teams that had this problem that asked me for mentoring. Continue reading
Az Samad of www.azsamad.com has quite a background as a guitarist, composer and music teacher. He performed in Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy in KL, Comic Fiesta and Game Start.
This interview was part of a set of interviews captured for a KDU event called Interplay to talk on the benefits of gaming for young people. Here, Az talks about how his experience with gaming led him to one of his career highlights: playing Final Fantasy music in the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
The “Impostor Syndrome” is something commonly cited as a reason new developers feel uneasy about saying they do game development, or to even engage with those who do. I do feel the need to ask about it since as a lecturer, I noticed that lack of confidence in one’s ability to develop does impede a student’s ability to expand their abilities and network.
Here, Gwen and Sharon gave IMHO a pretty good answer on how does one deal with the feeling of having an Impostor Syndrome.