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Kenneth Blaney's Blog


Kenneth Blaney is a PhD student in Mathematics at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is interested in how mathematical models and statistical methods can help inform design choices in addition to their usual impact on programming choices.

He is also a cofounder of Digital Bad Boy Studios, a small New York based indie development team based around building games outside of the expected norms of established genres. They just finished "Sharktillary", a shmup with bullet and enemy motions governed by slope fields and differential equations. It is available on the Google Play store here.


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Posted by Kenneth Blaney on Sat, 01 Mar 2014 02:33:00 EST in Design, Serious, Social/Online
The recent internet sensation of "Twitch Plays Pokemon" has inadvertently given birth to a new genre of games which feature large teams of players working together. Fittingly we name this a Massively Cooperative Game and we explore some characteristics.

Kenneth Blaney's Comments

Comment In: [News - 02/02/2016 - 12:17]

I wonder if some of ...

I wonder if some of the inspiration for designing racism into the structure of the game was inspired at all by rumors that the police were actively racist in GTA5 which Rockstar has denied is a mechanic .

Comment In: [News - 02/01/2016 - 03:17]

Well the cautionary tale is, ...

Well the cautionary tale is, Have a good operating agreement for your LLC. He had apparently been friends with these guys for quite a while.

Comment In: [News - 06/06/2014 - 04:19]

The dislike for Blow largely ...

The dislike for Blow largely appears to stem to his dry college professor way of talking about games and a general thought that people who put this much thought into things drain the fun out of them. This is in comparison to a guy like Rami Ismail who is a ...

Comment In: [News - 01/15/2016 - 02:20]

I 've done some research ...

I 've done some research about the game and it actually appears that Valve has approved it and Prospekt enjoys a status above benign neglect.

Comment In: [News - 01/06/2016 - 05:49]

Amir... I don 't think ...

Amir... I don 't think I screamed it. The place I initially saw it and that still has it was a GG source and I mentioned that so that we didn 't think I was talking about some other source for information about an extended deadline which may have told ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/28/2015 - 01:57]

Thanks for the info all ...

Thanks for the info all the same. I 'll keep a look out on them and send it out a few of my YouTuber friends.