Minimalism Vs. Elegance

I’ve been called a “minimalist” before. Depending on the definition of the term you go by, I either am, or am not a minimalist. The reason that I don’t ever call myself a minimalist is because I think it has a connotation of “romanticizing the simple”, or some other kind of bias towards “simpleness”. In …

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Gamasutra Article: “An Alternative to Achievements

After many months of draft after draft, I finally got an article I’ve been writing up on Gamasutra.  It’s about achievements, and how we really need to move past them.  They’re noisy, ugly, meaningless, and we can do better! Read all about it over at Gamasutra!

Game Placebo

Homeopathy, for those who don’t know, is a form of alternative “medicine”.  It involves diluting an active medicinal ingredient into a solution so many times that there ends up being a mathematically near-zero chance of the solution containing even a single molecule of the active ingredient. Yet the United States spent 3.1 billion on homeopathic …

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