@IvoryOasis Really? I don't really see 2d games as having super varied needs as far as asset placement. Tiles and entities seems like enough (Today)

@floatvoid Unity would be cool then I see someone have a nightmare experience with its source control or updating it and I'm like eehhhhh (Today)

Really surprised that there hasn't been some sort of ultimate 2d level editor kickstarter yet like there was for 2d bone animators. (Today)

@Capn_Andy some day I'll make it out to this place (Today)

@realgreybob good ole Red Eye Rect (Yesterday)

@nico_m__ today was a good day of fixing edge cases and changing some of my logic, but I might be driving myself insane x_x (Yesterday)

okay done for the day but this thing is working pretty nice I think (I have a hover jump kinda thing going on) t.co/X9M2mjEo2E (Yesterday)

Well there's still some wonkiness to resolve in cases like this and sometimes slopes still cause stack overflows. >:( t.co/L2tVoiLHzg (Yesterday)

@tylerglaiel t.co/D9Rb0pKEc6 (Yesterday)

@saint11 yep all in Otter :O (Yesterday)

@tylerglaiel hahah that definitely makes me curious. I think right now the object on top will just get 0 momentum and fall. (Yesterday)

almost there! next thing to fix is an object resting on multiple moving objects gets moved by each object... t.co/F2S1z263RE (Yesterday)

@kinifi Wasn't world of goo a jam game? Can't think of any others off the top of my head (Yesterday)

@Lumin0via drink 506 lbs of orange juice sleep for 71 hours eat 37 grains of oatmeal and do 1413 push ups and you'll be fine (Yesterday)

@isoiphone Hahhah oh well (2 days ago)

@tylerglaiel that works but I just discovered jumping into a slope with a stack causes chaos (2 days ago)

@isoiphone you seem a bit floaty #kaboom (2 days ago)

@Doomlaser Hmmm there might be stuff to pick up like in Lyle but would go beyond cubes :O (2 days ago)

@GauthamCode No game yet, working on the core platforming physics stuff with pushblocks and moving platforms and all that stuff. (2 days ago)

@raiganburns Yeah I can pull off that kinda work during crunch, game jams, or working on easy stuff I've done 100 times before. (2 days ago)

posts dated from: january 2012

2012 - 1 - 18 / 1:04 pm / general

My Anti-SOPA, Anti-PIPA Ramblings

My Anti-SOPA, Anti-PIPA Ramblings

Today is the day of the great internet eclipse with sites like Reddit and Wikipedia going completely dark from 8 to 24 hours in order to raise awareness about two horrible, terrible things that are moving through the House and the Senate here in the United States: SOPA and PIPA. I just want to make a quick post as to why I'm personally opposed to the two acts, specifically SOPA for right now.

SOPA and PIPA's goals are to ultimately stop piracy, and they are mostly crafted through lobbying by companies like the MPAA, RIAA, and the ESA. Do you think your average representative has enough knowledge of the internet and computers to draft something like this themselves? Of course not. To them, the internet is a big truck, or whatever the MPAA tells them it is that month.

The MPAA steps into congress and convinces them that they are in danger of being completely destroyed because of internet piracy. They claim to be losing jobs by the hundreds of thousands, and their profits are dropping, and it's all because of people downloading camera rips of Jack and Jill. (Just kidding, I don't think anyone pirated Jack and Jill.) Oh, and the MPAA's claims are mostly bullshit.

The result is congress drafting horrendous bills that are absolutely overkill, and that miss the point completely. Imagine the problem of piracy being a fly on your friend's face, and congress's response is to launch a nuclear warhead at the fly, thus annihilating your friend, you, and everything within a 50 mile radius.

SOPA, and PIPA, will not stop piracy.

But what they will do is harm people like me. I'm trying to make a living on the internet, like a lot of other people these days. Every day we see new and exciting ideas and starts up emerge right here on the internet because of its absolute freedom and fairness. Anyone can just buy a domain name, rent a server, and launch a website on their own, but SOPA and PIPA threaten this freedom.

For a cooler, more visual representation of the problem, I suggest watching this video. read more

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Hi there, my name is Kyle, and I'm a kid disguised as a grown up. I'm making video games and living the indie game developer life in Tempe, Arizona. Here you will find my thoughts, games, websites, doodles, and other stuff like that. I worked on Snapshot, Offspring Fling, and a whole bunch of other games. I also created and maintain Otter, a 2d game making framework. If you want to get a hold of me use the form on the bottom of the page, leave a comment, or just tweet at me. I try to post three times a week. Thanks for stoppin' by! You're the coolest.

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