Category Archives: Gaming

The Platformer Where You Literally Cannot Die

Wario Death is such a typical “failure state” in platformers that it’s hard to imagine one without. Yet, for Wario Land 3, this absence makes it one of the most innovative platformers you can play, even two decades after its … Continue reading

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7 Steps for Better Achievements

I’ve really enjoyed putting achievements in games, and well designed ones can get a great response from players. There’s a dark art to making them both fun and compelling, rather than a forgettable chore. So, here are the lessons I … Continue reading

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Platformer Mixtape 2010

My adorable/nasty game, Platformer Mixtape 2010, is now available to freely play in its final form! Find it on Itch.io, Armor Games, or Newgrounds. More levels Quality-of-life fixes (pause, mute, save games) Tighter controls If you’re interested in the design and development … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Prep for a Game Jam

The dust has settled on LDJAM 41, for which I made the rage-inducing Flappy Blocks in 48 hours. I learned a lot, and thought it was only fair to share. So here is my Top 10 List Of Things That You … Continue reading

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