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UX Updates Coming to Ossuary

Ossuary—which is currently 50% off on Steam, and will be 50% off next week on FireFlower—is getting an update soon to provide some user experience improvements.

One in particular that we noticed in watching folks play on YouTube is that colorblind players find the floor puzzles impossible to solve without brute forcing a solution through trial and error. ...

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Learning Is a Game

Learning Is a Game

An educator friend of mine recently shared this article lamenting the gamification of schools. I found it infuriating. According to the author:

The problem is gamification’s premise. It suggests that we should capitulate to a generation of students who supposedly can’t muster interest and curiosity on their own ...

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DevOps in Game Dev: The Beginning

DevOps in Game Dev: The Beginning

In early November, I attended and gave a brief talk at DevOpsDays Charlotte 2015, a conference dedicated to exploring ideas around the modern movement of operations informed by and possibly run with development practices.

The typical, most obvious example of devops is the automation of builds and deployments of websites ...

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Two Tutorial Videos for Exploit: Zero Day

Two Tutorial Videos for Exploit: Zero Day

Exploit: Zero Day is still in Alpha, but we're getting a nice little base of enthusiastic players, who we greatly appreciate. While we're developing content and some nearly-core features, there's a bunch of user experience features that aren't implemented yet.

Some of those surround the new user experience, like more tightly integrated welcome guides for new users and intro cinematics. Others are general improvements, like tooltips on nodes when editing, better guidance during editing, and tighter integration with the forum to make it easier to get to people’s profile pages.

While those things aren’t done, we’ve created a couple of little tutorial videos for playing Exploit: Zero Day puzzles: ...

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Diversify, Diversify, Diversify

In the third quarter of this year, we committed ourselves to diversifying Future Proof's income. Our only real source of income right now is sales of Ossuary, and while Exploit: Zero Day is trucking towards having salable plot, development on that has barely begun.

We had another idea, though: in the process of prototyping the Car Game, we started developing a simple scene loading tool in Unity. (Think of the sort of code that loads upcoming areas in an open-world game as you approach the edge of the current one.) This would let us dip a toe into dev tools (an altogether different market than game sales) and wouldn't have required much in the way of PR work: its discoverability would primarily be managed within the Unity asset store.

"All it needs," we said, "is a little bit of polish and some error checking. A couple weeks of work at most."

Famous last words from developers.

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