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Member Since 24 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active May 12 2013 12:03 AM

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In Topic: Allegro bitmap loading issue

11 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

There's a part of the project properties named Execution Working Directory in build targets, which is set just to "."

and changing that to the directory where I actually put the EXE does nothing, either.

I'll keep tinkering though, I see where you're coming from.


EDIT: Scratch that!! It worked! Thanks so much.

In Topic: How does one find a name?

09 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

I tend to be more literal with my names.

I named my memory-hacking software “Memory Hacking Software” and I will likely name my company “L. Spiro’s Company”.


Try “noatom’s Company”.  “noatom’s Game Company”.  “Game Company of noatom”.


You can see how these would catch on easily and stick in everyone’s mind.



Other tactics I have seen employed are to use foreign words.

I worked at Sanuk Games in Thailand.  “Sanuk” (sa-nook) is Thai for “fun”.


People typically pick Japanese for this.

My friend will name his company “Kurage Studios” because he likes jellyfish.

Pick your favorite animal, translate to Japanese, put “Studios” after it, and you have an instant winner.  Just take these names for example:

Unagi Studios

Kuma Studios

Shishi Studios

Mekajiki Studios

Tanuki Studios


Names of cool objects work just as well.

Kasei Studios

Tsukimi Studios


And you can throw in Mega, Mecha, and Neo for added measure.

Mega-Tsunami Studios Neo

Neo noatom’s Game Company

Mecha-Suishin-ki Games




You can also dump the following list of random words:













L. Spiro




…into a hat and pull them out randomly.  Repeat until satisfied.  Translate some to Japanese for heightened satisfaction.



L. Spiro

Oh my god... the secrets are revealed.

In Topic: Anonymous is now targeting the Westboro Baptist Church

17 December 2012 - 05:41 AM

I don't think this is really a new thing, ANON has been on the WBC's back for a while now, if I recall correctly.

In Topic: Topia Online - An MMORPG for game developers

12 December 2012 - 05:38 AM

Wow, that's creative!

In Topic: My Thoughts On #1ReasonWhy

07 December 2012 - 06:37 AM

Interesting bit of history: programming was originally a very female-dominated field.

Well, I learned something today.

To then ignore all this, and insinuate that the reason for more males / females in a particular career / interest must be due to 'employer bias' or equivalent, is perhaps a little shortsighted.

I think that's a fair assertion. I'm probably speaking out of inexperience here, to be blatantly honest, but in any field that's "dominated" by a certain group, I feel like that reason isn't largely in the management of those groups but more the will of certain other groups to join that field. I mean, are there really as many women who want to go into game development as there are men? I don't think so.