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Chad Wagner's Blog

 

If I think back...I believe I can remember my first video game experience.  Yes, it's coming clear: a dim office, a manilla folder with an 8" floppy disc, an amber monitor and a Wang PC -- and the world of 1979 Tucson, Arizona gave way to the Great Underground Empire of Zork!  That visit to my friend's house forever altered my destiny, changed me it did.  I began learning to program immediately, and launched my lifelong hobby of video game development at the age of 8.

Now I'm a professional Software Engineer at one of the largest companies in the world, and daily applying the principles I have learned through video game development to a wide world of applications I could never have foreseen!

While late at night...in a dim office...reality, again, gives way to new worlds of my own imagining and creation, as I continue to develop games for platforms such as Xbox Live Indie Games, Palm's WebOS, and PC.

 

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Comment In: [Blog - 03/25/2015 - 01:12]

I love reading articles about ...

I love reading articles about this kind of design Thank you I also follow Chris Crawford pretty closely, and I am always wishing that there was more interplay between industry and him. He has certainly spent a long time working on these problems, and his findings successes and failures can ...

Comment In: [News - 02/27/2015 - 04:00]

3 points are guaranteed to ...

3 points are guaranteed to be coplanar and to share a normal . This allows calculations on a triangle to determine force along a particular vector. The points in a quad may not be coplanar and are therefore handled by splitting in to 2 triangles . r n r nIn ...

Comment In: [News - 02/24/2015 - 09:35]

At first blush, this sounds ...

At first blush, this sounds like Shadowbane. The first rethinking of the MMORPG genre immediately after the release of WoW. I will investigate further, of course. Perhaps the time is right, or they can learn from the mistakes of those developers.

Comment In: [Blog - 01/09/2015 - 01:22]

Your approach here reminds me ...

Your approach here reminds me a lot of The Wolfram Language. Have you seen anything on that Nice post

Comment In: [News - 01/06/2015 - 08:15]

As I watched the descent ...

As I watched the descent happen on XNA, and iPhone - I couldn 't help but notice that the Race to the Bottom was concurrent with the astronomical increase in supply. r n r nWhen the fabled bedroom/garage programmer was granted access to virtually free wide scale distribution, the number ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/09/2014 - 01:01]

I actually think this mechanism ...

I actually think this mechanism is part of why The Amazing Race works as a show and as a game. There are levels of choice involved, along with huge elements of luck - however each team is generally subjected to the same amount of random luck and events the real ...