Living on Purpose: Prolific Creation

In Habitually Living on Purpose, I mentioned how I am focusing on habits this year in an attempt to live according to my Life on Purpose statement: My Life on Purpose is a joyful life of freedom, continuous learning, encouraged and supported creativity, insatiable curiosity, and prolific creation, driven by passion and a desire for . . . → Read More: Living on Purpose: Prolific Creation

Life Achievement: Co-op Mode Unlocked

Today, in front of our friends and family, my fiancée and I will exchange vows and become husband and wife. In doing so, we will agree to share our lives together, unlocking a new game play mode in our world.

A lot of people think of love as something that fills a hole in . . . → Read More: Life Achievement: Co-op Mode Unlocked

Did You Know The IGDA Has a Healthcare Plan?

Back in 2009, the International Game Developers Assocation (IGDA) announced the launch of the IGDA Healthcare Program.

When I became a full-time indie game developer, I was going to lose my employer-provided insurance, so I turned to the IGDA’s program to get coverage instead of trying to find my own insurance on my . . . → Read More: Did You Know The IGDA Has a Healthcare Plan?

Integrating LodePNG with an SDL Project

In efforts to port Stop That Hero! to the Mac, I ran into a strange issue involving PNG image data.

See, the level layout in “Stop That Hero!” is defined by a 50×33 PNG. The colors of pixels in the PNG correspond to tiles and structures in the game. Grass tiles are represented in . . . → Read More: Integrating LodePNG with an SDL Project

Prototype-ready Art Assets for Game Programmers

Prototypes are tough for game programmers. If you have a competent artist involved on your project, your game might look way better than it is, which makes it easier to show off the potential of your designs, but it also sets expectations higher. Since most programmers haven’t honed their art skills, programmer art tends to . . . → Read More: Prototype-ready Art Assets for Game Programmers

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