Building a Turn-based Strategy Game

My current side project is a small-unit turn-based strategy game. If you've ever played Advance Wars or Final Fantasy Tactics that's what I'm shooting for. It's a niche, but it has a number of things to recommend it as a side-project. Since it's turn-based, it's easy to model and you…

Online Course Reviews

It's amazing how many free courses are out there. If you have even the slightest bit of interest in a topic, there's usually zero committment in taking the class. If you lose interest, you can always just drop the course. Here are my reviews of the courses I've taken so…

Simplifying Interactive Behavior Implementation

I once worked on a project where we were tasked to create 100+ tutorials each with different behavior. Implementing one behavior by manually implementing a state machine presented no problem, but some of the behaviors were non-trivial, there were many of them, and they were all slightly different. Unfortunately, they…