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Posted by Alexander Jhin on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 02:12:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Using game design principles, we can make learning how to code a lot more compelling.


Posted by Alexander Jhin on Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:40:00 EDT in Design, Serious
If gamification is evil aren't video games evil, too? An analysis of how gamification is only a harmless tool, how it can be successfully ditched, and how acknowledging this can make games better.


Posted by Alexander Jhin on Wed, 10 Nov 2010 05:14:00 EST in Design
With Black Ops competitive multiplayer, Treyarch's design decisions heal Call of Duty by ruining it.


Posted by Alexander Jhin on Thu, 25 Mar 2010 07:19:00 EDT in Art
A scientific exploration of the trivial benefits of 3D glasses.



Alexander Jhin's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 02/23/2015 - 12:25]

When I was cleaning out ...

When I was cleaning out my closest, I gave away the vast majority of my old, boxed games. I only kept titles I had worked on. However, I couldn 't bring myself to give away Moonbase Commander... I just liked it too much. It wasn 't a game that I ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/21/2015 - 12:37]

Great mix of custom and ...

Great mix of custom and modular art Thanks for the tip.

Comment In: [Feature - 08/20/2009 - 05:15]

From All Signs Point to ...

From All Signs Point to No No : Wouldn 't packing the controller ID into the void cause an invalid free Didn 't the author mention that whatever the void pointer was pointing at would be free 'd automatically by the even system Wouldn 't that lead to the system ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/30/2014 - 03:49]

Sometimes the minority POV requires ...

Sometimes the minority POV requires extra advocacy to overcome a society 's or group 's status quo thinking. I could cite many different examples from slavery to gay rights to marijuana legalization where the minority voice was forced to make a strong stand in order to break society 's inertia. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/15/2014 - 02:21]

Frozen Free Fall violates skeuomorphism ...

Frozen Free Fall violates skeuomorphism because their interface mimics something that isn 't naturally interactive A snow flake doesn 't beg to be pushed like a button, unless you 're Scrooge. Ba-humbug r n r nStep one to skeuomorphism is to mimic something that is already naturally similar to what ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/08/2014 - 01:44]

Removed duplicate. Sorry, browser went ...

Removed duplicate. Sorry, browser went crazy.