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kd7tck

Member Since 26 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 20 2014 10:26 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Game Programming Assessment

26 October 2013 - 02:33 AM

I have done tons of interviews over the phone, with AAA game companies, that led nowhere. In my experience they always ask project related questions. That other stuff meant to trick you, is for recent grads or someone with zero experience. If you are just out of school or have no job experience, then I would recommend brushing up on every facet of game programming.

 

Some questions I was asked:

-Tell me about a project you have worked on in the past.

-Walk me through how you would fix a bug in the project.

-How can you ensure a previous release is not broken with a future release scheduled.

-How do you protect a server from DDos.

-Log into collabedit.com and sign in under a name I give you. I will post a few thousand lines of code for you, find all errors in it and generate a diff patch with all corrections. Email the patch within one hour of this interview.


In Topic: Quick question I had today.

14 October 2013 - 08:41 PM

This is best solved with machine learning.


In Topic: [SFML 2.1] Growing Plants

30 August 2013 - 06:34 PM

Might want to go with a tree building algorithm. An L-system fractal generator would work for something like this.


In Topic: Coffee, the engine 0.0.2

10 August 2013 - 04:28 PM

No one will use it unless you offer a demo. People must be able to test the engine out. Otherwise good luck finding anyone that will doll out that kind of money, even if it is only 16 bucks. I hope you change strategies here, drop the licensing and do kick-starter instead to fund it until it is finished. Then when you have a finished product, sell it for 1,500 dollars instead. Just my opinion.


In Topic: Byproduct of Insomnia

19 July 2013 - 11:02 AM

One of the mistakes people make with Ambien is not immediately going to and staying in bed. If you take it and stay up, most people go into crazy mode and start doing a lot of weird things. I saw a thread once about the stuff people have done while on ambien. It's an oddball.

 

Well that's a good use-case for a macro and the string literal concatenation which is done by the preprocessor.

 

#define PREAMBLE "STT=\\\\\\\"\nST=\\\"\necho \"system(${ST}echo '"

 

Then you can do system(PREAMBLE "rest of stuff");

 

You don't even need an operator!

 

Very true, now that I'm off the med, I realize how crazy most of my coding was during those couple of months. I am under the firm belief that most new game companies fail because they push their employees too hard and don't let them sleep enough.


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