The 2022 Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards

You know the saying: another year, another batch of video games. As always, video games have become a refuge when the going gets tough. 2022 had a lot of challenges, but it had way more highlights. Chief among them was getting engaged to the best persona fuser on the planet! It was also the first…More

Game Dev Notes #3 – Quiz Game

These are notes from the Complete C# Unity Game Developer 2D Udemy Course UI Right click -> Create canvas Any element that shows up on the canvas needs to be a child of the Canvas. Canvases use Screen Space instead of game space. The camera takes care of world space, but screen space is something…More

Game Dev Notes #2 – Snowboarder

These are notes from the Complete C# Unity Game Developer 2D Udemy Course Profiles Unity comes with lots of existing packages that contain default profiles. We can override them by going to assets -> create -> 2D -> Sprite Shape Profile. Then we can click and drag onto the Profile section in the inspector. That…More

Game Dev Notes #1 – Race Car

These are notes from the Complete C# Unity Game Developer 2D Udemy Course Debug Debug.Log( “Message” );Debug message to console. Collision Add components: [Shape] Collider (2D) Play with the shape depending on what kind of collision feel you want. Rigid Body Turn gravity to 0 if this is not a platformer Add rigid bodies to…More

The 2021 Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards

You know the drill – another year goes by and the world seems…exactly the same as it did before. The only escape is video games. Lots and lots of video games. As per the Unofficial Gameological Discord Server, here are my picks for 2021’s Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards.More

So, You Like to Play Castlevania?

On retro gaming and save scumming. I had never played a Castlevania game before, so naturally I wanted to start at the beginning. I’m not like this with most series. Unless there’s a continuing story, a la Metal Gear Solid that I need to play all of the games to fully understand (“understand”), I usually…More

The 2020 Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards

Following up on the tradition we started last year, the Unofficial Gameological Discord group has put together another year end list! Looking back on the blog, I only published one post this year, so even though I played a whole lot of games this year, I’ll let that say all I have to say about…More

The Plate Has Collapsed

How Final Fantasy VII Helped Me Grieve This post contains some light spoilers for Final Fantasy VII Remake from Chapter 12 on. It was the end of May when I started this post, and the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. The streets were quiet, save for the passing of sirens at…More