Contents Under Pressure
I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.
Warning. Contents under pressure.
Here’s part of the early game board prototype for Tactigon, inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry. The entire board was hand drawn by Ouphe House’s founder, Bill Wagoner.
Work in Progress
We’re currently working hard on our first game, so stay tuned here and on our Twitter for updates!
I work here! We’re working on a pretty cool game!
The lights turned out pretty damn good. (at Coffin Top)
Safety first for outdoors extension cables. According to @jbls, “That looks sketchy as fuck.” (at Coffin Top)
Yesssss, more of these excellent things.
Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numbers, and nothing but building user numbers. People have made games for Facebook platforms before, and while it worked great for a while, they were stuck in a very unfortunate position when Facebook eventually changed the platform to better fit the social experience they were trying to build.Notch, on the Facebook acquisition of Oculus. (via wilwheaton)
Don’t get me wrong, VR is not bad for social. In fact, I think social could become one of the biggest applications of VR. Being able to sit in a virtual living room and see your friend’s avatar? Business meetings? Virtual cinemas where you feel like you’re actually watching the movie with your friend who is seven time zones away?
But I don’t want to work with social, I want to work with games.
Fortunately, the rise of Oculus coincided with competitors emerging. None of them are perfect, but competition is a very good thing. If this means there will be more competition, and VR keeps getting better, I am going to be a very happy boy. I definitely want to be a part of VR, but I will not work with Facebook. Their motives are too unclear and shifting, and they haven’t historically been a stable platform. There’s nothing about their history that makes me trust them, and that makes them seem creepy to me.
And I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition.
Liquid metal SIM popper was finally defeated. Held onto this thing for so long, it just won’t be the same without it.