E McNeill's Blog
I am an indie game designer working out of San Diego.
I've previously worked at Tiltfactor, Bethesda Softworks, SCEA Santa Monica, and MetroStar Systems. My games include the minimalistic RTS Auralux and the abstract sports game Bombball.
More at my website and Twitter.
I hate grinding. Iím fundamentally opposed to it, and Iíve always made an effort to keep it out of all my games. And yet, somehow I had made a game in which you repeat the same task over and over again.
The unofficial strategy guide for Productivity, a time management game about indie game development.
How I discovered that my games were more fun when I didn't have all the answers.
Until about a month and a half ago, my one-man indie game Darknet was going to be an MMO.
Why games shouldn't care about the player.
On the culture clash between VR enthusiasts and game devs.
E McNeill's Comments
[Blog - 05/28/2014 - 01:52]
Thanks, Dan. As always, you ...
Thanks, Dan. As always, you offer an interesting, useful way of seeing things. r n r nI think it 's worth noting that being shaped by economics does not necessarily affect artistic integrity. Once you realize that a certain form is thriving due to economic forces, there may be an ...
[Blog - 05/26/2014 - 05:01]
I don 't really get ...
I don 't really get where you 're coming from. I 'm voicing support for an aesthetic that 's on the rise, but it 's hardly status quo , and most of my examples are not roguelikes. I also don 't see it as a simple matter of targeting broadly ...
[News - 03/31/2014 - 04:33]
[Blog - 03/26/2014 - 04:32]
Well, Palmer said that they ...
Well, Palmer said that they got to define the milestones for Oculus http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/21cy9n/the future of vr/cgc0eoq , and Brendan Iribe has been emphasizing their effective independence in interviews http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/03/25/oculus-ceo-describes-rapid-sale-to-facebook/ . Time will tell, but it looks all right so far.
[News - 02/18/2014 - 12:53]
[Blog - 02/10/2014 - 09:13]
I 'm reasonably familiar with ...
I 'm reasonably familiar with trademark law, less so with copyright. But I 'm not really arguing about the letter of the law as much as the spirit. So, yes, copyright gives you the exclusive right to make copies of your work, but why do we give people that right ...