In a blog post at the end of 2022, I had a little fun making some predictions about the social media landscape for the upcoming year. It’s time to revisit those predictions and see how they’re holding up.
The Undertale community loves to create some fascinating pieces of art though.
I haven’t been on social media for most of 2022, so it’s been fascinating watching bits of news coming out about Twitter and all of the platforms that are quickly popping up. I thought it might be fun to predict what might happen in social media over the next year.
Just when I think 2021 can't get weirder, I hear about this announcement. The 25th anniversary also kicks off the P25 music program, featuring a handful of artists creating original, Pokemon inspired songs. Katy Perry was the first artist to be announced as part of the project.
Sure, fine why not. The developer behind this has some experience making narrative-based games, so it won’t be terrible. Probably.
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) August 19, 2019
I keep going back and forth between how I feel about the whole situation. On one hand, this is exactly what community managers are for. As developers, it’s not our responsibility (nor do we often have the experience) to interact directly with fans. It’s not really a surprise that some developers resorted to name-calling and poor judgment when they started to receive death threats.
But, on the other ha
It is many years into the future. A wealthy and powerful person (or persons) has claimed a rare and much sought after prize: the “vault” of 200 unreleased (this is real!) songs from renowned Canadian pop artist, Carly Rae Jepsen. Hired by an anonymous sponsor, your team of highly trained individuals will raid a well-defended location to retrieve said item. From planning to set-up to execution, you will see this heist through to its completion, whether that be a success or failure. There will
From Marc Andreessen:
I think AR has tons of potential applications, both at work and at home. [But] I think VR is going to be about 1,000 times bigger.
On the latest podcast of a16z, Andreessen goes onto explain that while AR works for more “interesting” places in the world (in other words, more densely populated), rural places never get to see the benefits of AR as much. As someone who spent a large portion of my life growing up in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin, this makes a lot of s
The inclusion of multiplayer co-op and deathmatch modes changed everything about games. We knew that playing a game as fast and over-the-top as DOOM would signal a new era. I visualized what E1M7 would look like with two players shooting rockets at each other over a large room and it got me more excited than I had been since Wolfenstein 3D’s chaingun audio.
Its not to say Doom invented multiplayer, however most games were usually were pretty exclusive to a single screen. There was somethin
The original Doom turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, its co-creater, John Remero made a new chapter to the original game, titled Sigil.
Sigil, according to the website, is an unofficial 5th episode to the game:
I wanted the levels to feel like they belong to the original game as if they were a true fifth episode. There’s more detail in the levels than episodes 1-4, but not overly so. I believe that people playing Sigil will recognize my design style, but see new things I’m doing becau
I love this. I never thought to use Typeform this way. It’s still not as open as something like Ink or Twine, but it’s always great to see services being used for strange new things.
The studio behind Wallace and Gromit will be handing over 75% ownership to it’s workers, assuring the team won’t be in danger of a big company buyout.