Storyworlds through mobile games

The Trade-off

The Trade-off

Sep 17, 2013

I read Joseph Heller‘s Catch-22 a long time ago. Back in the time when trying to work in the video game industry here in Colombia seemed like a fool’s errand. Now that times have changed, I am usually confronted by a lot of people who want to understand what the hell it is that I do every day. And I can’t help but to think of Joseph’s Heller’s novel. Truth (and...

The One

The One

Jun 29, 2012

Being a gamer means always being busy. Games have constantly occupied my mind since I can recall. During school, I would sit in class thinking about Guybrush Threepwood, or figuring out a puzzle from Betrayal at Krondor. Time oozed by as I waited for the bell to reunite me and my characters so we could keep adventuring. Two decades later, nothing has changed. My marriage has survived WOW...

But Your Princess Is In Another Castle

But Your Princess Is In Another Castle

Apr 2, 2012

There is a misconception I often see and hear when I meet anyone that is passionate about making games. Particularly people who are passionate about them, but aren't making one. In interviews, whenever I ask these people if they would enjoy making videogames, the answer usually is: "Yeah, I've got this great idea for a videogame". These are people who are trying to get into the industry, and would probably have the time of their lives participating in the mental orgy that involves making games, but they don't think they're making videogames unless it's their game.

An Old Adage

An Old Adage

Mar 25, 2012

I believe there are some flaws with the concept of purchases skewing the gaming experience in multiplayer worlds, specially MMOs. We are told by many of the larger publishers that if they are to allow real world currency to affect the player's progress in the game in any way, this would result in unfair treatment to the people that put time into the game, ultimately destroying the game's experience. A cataclysm of unforeseen proportions. As a 12+ hour a day MMO player I used to believe they were absolutely right. I mean, I had forsaken sex, social interaction and personal hygiene in favor of completing my armor set. Why would a 15 year old with a credit card be able catch up to me?