∞ How Bad North makes humans out of little soldiers

Oskar Stålberg says in The Mechanic,

The units should feel like humans. They’re quite stylised; they don’t have faces and barely have arms, but they should feel human in their behaviour and what they’re capable of doing. They should feel fragile and it should look like fighting is a courageous effort.

A great article by Alex Wiltshire, covering the most beautiful game Bad North.

2019-01-11 19:58

A great little film by Noah Sheldon.

2019-01-10 19:55

∞ The Accidental Room

What a  fascinating story produced by 99pi.

2019-01-09 19:58

∞ GitHub Now Offers Unlimited Private Repos for Free

GitHub announced,

Today we’re announcing two major updates to make GitHub more accessible to developers: unlimited free private repositories, and a simpler, unified Enterprise offering.

I'm moving all my local game repos (powered by Gogs) to GitHub.

2019-01-08 19:55

82% Of the Moon Belongs to the Far Side

Everyone knows that moon has a far side. But you might be surprised that the far side consists of 82% of the surface area. We can only see 18% of the moon from the earth.

2019-01-06 22:20

∞ No More Oppatoo

Allen Pike writes,

They are constantly picking up new endearing habits – little phrases and behaviors that melt your heart and give you joy. Just as quickly though, they are losing them. Before your eyes, she goes from not being able to say “octopus”, to delightfully squealing at the sight of an “oppatoo!”, to just saying “look dada, it’s an octopus.”

And it’s beautiful, and it’s great. But it also hurts your heart a little bit. No more oppatoo.

It is a strange feeling, that hurt. Why would it be sad when she starts to say “octopus”? Or “I want to do it myself”, or “No dada pick me up”? I mean, it’s certainly for the best. I can hardly be her lifelong transportation, caregiver, and translator as it pertains to 8-limbed mollusks.

Mine is only 5 month old, I can already start seeing this. She learned to blow a raspberry a month ago. Then she stopped doing that and it hurts a little. How time flies.

Thanks, Allen.

2019-01-04 19:55

All the outlets on bottom of the wall should be USB-C. They are powerful enough, and they are much safer for children. No need to child proof the outlets.

2019-01-03 19:59

AirPower, the thinnest Apple product, no, the thinnest product on the planet. So thin that you can’t even see it.

2019-01-02 19:58

Happy New Year! Hope I can double my portfolio in 2019. Here is a good start - concept for my next game BaBalloons.

2019-01-01 06:22

∞ What Happens to Kid Culture When You Close the Streets to Cars

Jaime Velazquez writes for CityLab,

PONTEVEDRA—Once a city with narrow streets invaded by traffic and city squares more like parking lots, the roads of Pontevedra, Spain, are now often filled with baby strollers and children playing. Kids carry their toys in small backpacks and spread them on the pavement to share with other kids. Playgrounds with swing sets and slides are deliberately unencumbered by fences. “We want children to play all over our city, and to play whatever game comes to mind,” said Cesar Mosquera, the Urban Councilor of Pontevedra.

It is heaven. I feel more strongly about this now that I am a father.

2018-12-31 19:55

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