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Sean T. McBeth

Member Since 11 Sep 2000
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In Topic: Opensource SDL linux games with well-commented source

19 September 2014 - 09:19 AM

An open source game, a game on linux, a game with well-commented code, this is a pretty tall order.

In Topic: I need some guidance please

18 September 2014 - 04:12 PM

If it's just a card game, make it on paper first. Find out if it actually works as a game first.


And if you start learning to program now, you might have the necessary skills to pull this off on your own in about 4 or 5 years.

In Topic: The Week of awesome II! - The second annual unofficial gamedev competitio...

17 September 2014 - 07:00 AM

Meeeeh, I doubt I'll do any blogging, because blogging on a daily basis is a job unto itself. Shouldn't we rather use that time to program? When I write a blog post, it takes me about two hours from start to finish, if I already have a good idea of what I want to write. That's half of a productive day of work.

In Topic: Please help me incentivize

17 September 2014 - 06:56 AM

As to your other idea, I think it exists as Hit Record, an "Open Collaborative Production Company" started by actor Joseph Gordon Levitt. And yes, they even pay out royalties to the people whose content they use in their productions.

In Topic: Please help me incentivize

17 September 2014 - 06:53 AM

Some things to consider regarding "playable text"


>> first by showing the words or sentences as time passes,...


How is this different from what a reader naturally does by themselves?


>> ...later by turning text into speech...


What about scanning and reviewing information? I read very quickly, in part because I choose extraneous bits to skip, or read things out of order in such a way to achieve better comprehension. Text-to-speech forces people into a linear relationship with the content. Is this superior for comprehension?


>> ...with emotional markup allowing for a more engaging presentation,...


How does this differ from appropriate use of grammar and vocabulary, i.e. the difference between saying "I'm mad" and "I'm livid" or "I'm really freaking pissed"? 


>> ...something a lot of companies would want to use to boost their Social Media campaigns.


I'll just say this, progress is the ability to do anything, wisdom is knowing what is best left undone. I think we learned our lesson on giving advertising companies access to sound on our computers while browsing the web. It nearly destroyed this site in particular in the early 2000s.


How does this relate to reading apps that show you the estimated time left for the reader to finish the article? And how does any of it relate to VR?