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Revisiting the old school: Deluxe Paint

There’s a lot of ideas that were explored briefly the first time they came up in the computer evolution, not all of them game related! Interestingly, with the technology today, we have actually forgotten a great many of those ideas … Continue reading

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Fresh young hopeful?

So, last time I talked about a couple of ideas I’d already discussed in depth here on InI for game remakes/redesigns, with a little bit of imagination and ingenuity (and maybe even a bit of innovation!) Today I’m going to … Continue reading

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Musing on game ideas

So last time I talked about games that leave you with something. Some of the ideas I’ve had lately sort of fall into that category, and some of the ideas I’ve had in the past, about things I’d love to … Continue reading

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What do games miss?

OK, so I’ve been slacking a lot lately. Life has been… interesting. Anyway. The thing I’ve been putting my mind to a lot lately is innovation in gaming. Or, more precisely, the lack of it. There is an astonishing lack … Continue reading

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A brief look at some interesting ideas

Each year, there is a competition for authors to write ‘short interactive fiction’ games. Far more information is available at http://ifcomp.org/ if you’re interested in what I’m talking about, but long story short is that it’s like a book where you are … Continue reading

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A fresh-air look at innovation

I’m running short on titles, but today’s one is pretty apt. We’ve been building bicycles for years using metal frames. It’s effective, but not particularly efficient. And now, a group of British engineers has demonstrated making a modern mountain bike … Continue reading

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Legacy of Steve Jobs

This won’t be new news by the time this gets published, but Apple’s leading light for the last decade, Steve Jobs has sadly passed away. Whether you admired the man, or disliked the business practices that Apple carried out under … Continue reading

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Policing the Internet

There is someone in this world I find myself disagreeing with a lot. Families are like that, after all. But recently I had a heated debate with them about the state of the Internet, and I conceded that some kind … Continue reading

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Another pet peeve: writing data validation rules

This isn’t really innovative, not in the slightest, but it’s something that needs some innovation quite seriously being poured into it. I sometimes have to work with datasets, documents that structure data in a meaningful way, and occasionally have to … Continue reading

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A non-traditional source of innovation

For a long, China has been seen as a growing production powerhouse, seemingly able to push out ever more production of goods at economically viable prices. Part of how that’s been achieved historically is through cheap imitation of established brands … Continue reading

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