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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.



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Comment In: [News - 02/19/2016 - 03:59]

Beating some of the bosses ...

Beating some of the bosses in Demon 's Souls gave me that feeling also.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/18/2016 - 07:50]

Certainly the nature of the ...

Certainly the nature of the stories of Firewatch and Mass Effect are vastly different. I did not mean to imply the stories were similar in tone or subject. Rather I 'm just wondering if people think the criticism levied at both comes from a similar thought: roughly, robbing the player ...

Comment In: [News - 02/12/2016 - 03:36]

There is a DMCA exception ...

There is a DMCA exception for archival purposes. This may very well qualify for that exception so no legal justification isn 't quite accurate.

Comment In: [News - 02/10/2016 - 04:00]

You appear to be confusing ...

You appear to be confusing an investment and a loan. The way the Fig terms are set up is to prevent this confusion. Judging it to be risky video games are a very risky investment, so few make a profit is prudent. However judging it to be a scam because ...

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.