You Aren’t a Rock Star, You’re a Garage Band

15. September 2015 Marketing 1
You Aren’t a Rock Star, You’re a Garage Band
Full Disclosure: I have never released a game before. I’m currently working on my first. All opinions here come from my experience working in a band not working as a developer.   So this link has been floating around the internet a lot this week.  Lots of people seemed surprised by how a game without ...

Video Killed the Blog Star

08. September 2015 Video Updates 1
Video Killed the Blog Star
So it’s that time again to do a project update. Each time I do one of these I try to do something new in the presentation and see if I can make it any more entertaining. This week I tried video. So click below and check out the very first Project Zeds Video Log: If ...

There’s More than One Way to Skin a Zombie

01. September 2015 Characters 0
There’s More than One Way to Skin a Zombie
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned since starting this project is that no matter how hard you try and how much research you do before attacking a problem you are never going to get it right on your first attempt.  So if you take it as a given that you’re going to have to redo ...

Unraveling Unreal Tournament

Unraveling Unreal Tournament
The original Unreal Tournament game came out when I was in highschool and ate my free time like very few games before it. Seemed like at the time, at least within my group of friends, there were 3 big first person shooter games and you fell into either the Quake 3 Arena, Unreal Tournament or ...

The Paint By Numbers Approach

18. August 2015 Buildings 0
The Paint By Numbers Approach
Assuming I knew exactly what I’m doing (I don’t) and assuming I had a team of people working on this game (once again I don’t), it would still take quite a long time to finish everything that’s in my design doc. I have to make allowances for some things to not be as great as ...

Enter the Tommy Gun!

11. August 2015 Weapons 0
Enter the Tommy Gun!
Hey so it’s been whole week since I decided to give these things an official time and sure enough it’s that time so here’s this week’s update.  It’s been a little while since I gave a progress update, so I thought it would be good to start this week off with a list of things ...