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…
Game Dev Notes #4 – Tilevania
These are notes from the Complete C# Unity Game Developer 2D Udemy Course
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
The 2019 Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards
Ah, 2019. You kind of sucked. I mean I guess you started okay, but around the halfway point you took a turn for the worse and I’m glad to see you go. But you know what’s always been good to me? Games. I played a lot of games this year. Read into my escapism however…
Rock of an Age
In the brief, halcyon days of peripheral based video games, one franchise shaped an entire generation’s musical tastes and knowledge. Sorry, I’m not talking about DDR.