Sunday, November 16, 2014

Super Hairpiece, Infinity Ward.

Hey bros and anti-bros, I've got some news. This might be the last post for a while. Or at least the last post that is video games related. More on that later, but first!

Super Hairpiece

I made this game along with some friends at the PurpleMonkey Gamejam some time last month.


The game is about throwing a toupee on to a procedurally generated bald spot on a guys head. You should try it out.
Here are the links:

It's also got a nifty screenshot mode so you can take hair-larious (im so sorry) pictures of your styled dude.


Woooo super hairpiece! What else?

That job thing

I got a job at Infinity Ward, the guys who make some Calls of Duty (or is it Call of Duties?) making their video game programs work! That means I'm actually posting this right now from an apartment in Woodland Hills, CA. Yeah, I moved to the west coast. Sorry boston dudes! We had fun though, there's no way I could have gotten to where I am today without the filthybrutal Boston indie games scene, including the Boston Unity Group, Boston Post-Mortem, Boston VR, Boston FIG, and of course the Boston Indies meetup itself. So sentimental! Hopefully there are about a thousand equally cool meetups in LA.

Oh yeah, and there's a non-compete agreement that comes with the job. That means I can't work on any games in my free time or they automatically become the property of Activision. Super unilateral and fair! That means no more work on weird indie games, incredible virtual reality experiences, or Unity plugins. I'm not sure about gamejams, but we'll find out. I start work in a couple days, and I probably won't be able to say much about what I'm doing (hint: it's probably call of duty). I guess this is the price we pay for unimaginable heaps of money.

Woodland Hills

yeah this place is ok, though I kind of hate saying the name of the city. It sounds a little pretentious. "woodlizard hills" or maybe "woodlazer hills." only time will tell.
I'm within walking distance of TWO malls. I didn't need two... but if you do the math, that's equivalent to like seven chipotles. Which is basically the only metric that matters. It's all grids and six-lane murder roads. Nothing is small. Everything is a chain or a franchise or an apartment complex or a mall or a huge office building. I'm in temporary corporate housing right now and I dislike it, though that's mostly just the low ceilings and the cookie-cutter way everything fits together. And my last complaint is that having a car is somewhat mandatory.

Well, that's it I guess.

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