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Bandit's Shark Showdown - Can Video Games Help Stroke Victims?

Posted by Promit, 18 November 2015 - - - - - - · 1,705 views

It's been a long time since I've posted, but with good reason. For the last couple months, I've been busy building our newest game: Bandit's Shark Showdown! Released as a launch title for Apple TV and now out on iOS, the game represents the latest generation of our animation/physics tech, and will power the next round of stroke rehabilitation therapies th...

I Am Dolphin - Kinect Prototype

Posted by Promit, 09 October 2014 - - - - - - · 898 views

I'd hoped to write up a nice post for this, but unfortunately I haven't had much time lately. Releasing a game, it turns out, is not at all relaxing. Work doesn't end when you hit that submit button to Apple.

In the meantime, I happened to put together a video showing a prototype of the game, running off Kinect control. I thought you all might find it in...

Our New Game: I Am Dolphin

Posted by Promit, 07 October 2014 - - - - - - · 2,832 views

After an incredibly long time of quiet development, our new game, I Am Dolphin, will be available this Thursday, October 9th, on the Apple/iOS App Store. This post will be discussing the background and the game itself; I'm planning to post more technical information about the game and development in the future. This depends somewhat on people reading and...

Neuroscience Meets Games

Posted by Promit, 26 September 2011 - * * * * * · 1,326 views

It's been a long time since I've written anything, so I thought I'd drop off a quick update. I was in San Francisco last week for a very interesting and unusual conference: ESCoNS. It's the first meeting of the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapy Society. Talk about a mouthful! The...

Our game Slug Bugs released!

Posted by Promit, 28 May 2011 - - - - - - · 836 views

FREE! We've made Slug Bugs free for a limited time. Why wouldn't you try it now?
I've been quiet for a very long time now, and this is why. We've just shipped our new game, Slug Bugs!
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It uses our Ghost binaural audio which I've...

Understanding Subversion's Problems

Posted by Promit, 12 March 2011 - - - - - - · 914 views

I've used Subversion for a long time, even CVS before that. Recently there's a lot of momentum behind moving away from Subversion to a distributed system, like git or Mercurial. I myself wrote a series of posts on the subject, but I skipped over the reasons WHY you might want to switch away from Subversion. This post is motivated in part by...

I am at GDC

Posted by Promit, 01 March 2011 - - - - - - · 405 views

I arrive in SFO for GDC tonight, give me a shout if you'd like to meet!

Evaluation: Git

Posted by Promit, 17 October 2010 - - - - - - · 574 views

Late copy of a Ventspace post.

Last time I talked about Mercurial, and was generally disappointed with it. I also evaluated Git, another major distributed version control system (DVCS).

Short Review: Quirky, but a promising winner.

Git, like Mercurial, was spawned as a result of the Linux-BitKeeper feud. It was written initially by Linus Torvalds,...

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