Gamasutra - Blogs http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ Matthew Downey's Blogs Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:19:01 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) The Oculus Rift and its New Input Axes - by Matthew Downey http://gamasutra.com/blogs/MatthewDowney/20130228/187282/The_Oculus_Rift_and_its_New_Input_Axes.php Design,Programming,Console/PC Because of the Oculus Rift's new input system, different game genres have new potential axis-es for their input systems. Discussed inside are two examples (space/flight simulators and first-person shooters), upon which users can extrapolate. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/MatthewDowney/20130228/187282/The_Oculus_Rift_and_its_New_Input_Axes.php Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:05:00 EST Opinion: "Minimalism and Immersion" - by Matthew Downey http://gamasutra.com/blogs/MatthewDowney/20111017/90243/Opinion_quotMinimalism_and_Immersionquot.php Design,Programming,Art,Console/PC,Indie A look at minimalism and immersion with a first-person shooter frame of reference. Included are examples on how to simplify guns, healthbars, minimaps, and ammo. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/MatthewDowney/20111017/90243/Opinion_quotMinimalism_and_Immersionquot.php Mon, 17 Oct 2011 01:00:00 EDT First Person Shooter Design: Skyspawn and Heartrate - by Matthew Downey http://gamasutra.com/blogs/MatthewDowney/20110917/90181/First_Person_Shooter_Design_Skyspawn_and_Heartrate.php Design,Programming,Console/PC If players gravitate towards certain undesired behaviors, such as spawnkilling and camping, put measures into the game that incentivize playing the game as it was originally intended. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/MatthewDowney/20110917/90181/First_Person_Shooter_Design_Skyspawn_and_Heartrate.php Sat, 17 Sep 2011 04:15:00 EDT Opinion: The Second Derivative of Health - by Matthew Downey http://gamasutra.com/blogs/MatthewDowney/20110731/89910/Opinion_The_Second_Derivative_of_Health.php Design,Console/PC A post exploring the possibility of position, velocity, and acceleration in health systems, as applied to first-person shooters. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/MatthewDowney/20110731/89910/Opinion_The_Second_Derivative_of_Health.php Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:35:00 EDT