[Timed Missions] You Have 3 Seconds Until This Cake Explodes!

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The adventure began when I started brainstorming ideas for a simple game to make… and turned into an addictive obsession, albeit an insightful one. As I put aside my phone, to ignore the lure of these games, I shall share some of those insights with you. I have been playing several food-based mobile games, simply because I’m a college student and food is ridiculously interesting when I’m starving at 3 am.

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Procedural Generation and Games

Here are a few articles I found that talk about procedural generation used in video games.

On Spelunky:

On No Man’s Sky:

Others:

And totally unrelated to procedural generation, just a few articles that got me excited to see For Each Our Roads of Winter:

6 Ways to Deal With Simulation Sickness While Gaming

I suffer from motion sickness and it has definitely cut down the time I can play games. This article is very helpful. tumblr_inline_mve457HTQm1ryhjgc

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Dark Souls

Lately, I’ve been playing a lot of Dark Souls. I’ve also been trying to play Ether One, and while you might think there isn’t too much crossover between those two games, there are two huge ones that I’ve noticed. The first? Both of them have a free camera, which gives the user a lot of control over where they are looking with environments that require you to use that camera strategically. The second thing they both have in common is that I get terrible motion sickness when I play them.

For those of you who may not have any problems with motion sickness, it can get pretty nasty. People who have it have complained of eye strain, headaches, inability to stand up, vertigo, nausea, dizziness, disorientation, vomiting, and generally just feeling icky. It’s not something that just goes away when the game is turned off, either. If I get…

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