August 2010 Archives
BBC Micros used in retro programming class. Using personal computers from the '80s to teach students how computers work.
Only one of many important points in this article:
Aside from being very smart about marketing, the author needs to have the staff in place to execute, execute, execute, daily, daily, daily. Many authors will underestimate how expensive and time consuming this is.
First off, writing books is a terrible revenue model for authors. ...
Making Metagun, time lapse video of an indie game developer making a pixel-y platformer:
Solipskier, cool game for web and iPhone. (Music starts a little loud, adjust speakers appropriately.)
Worst Mario Game Ever. Wittily written and thoughtfully illustrated personal essay, with enough nostalgia to make a 32-year-old man's head explode.
The Gameshelf #8: Modern Interactive Fiction, a rather amazingly good 10-minute overview of the form for the layperson:
Includes shots of Nick Montfort's drool-worthy IF and classic computer collection, as well as interview footage with Nick himself. And Andrew Plotkin, even.