Horrible Pain is the online home of Ryan Hill. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he creates goofy video games and other stuff he finds interesting.
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Okay, I’m spinning off three articles here: Against Flow by Lana Polansky. The Cult of the Peacock by Brendan Vance Video Games are Better Without Characters by Ian Bogost What do they have in common? Pointing out something they think … Continue reading
Also, I did my 16th game jam, with a game called Barger Tim. I’m mostly pleased with the graphics, except for the generic cube for the burger dispenser. I might be repeating myself a little, since it uses the “throw … Continue reading
I did a Pirate Jammers post-mortem presentation as part of a Winnipeg game-jam event, writing it further solidified my thoughts about the game. Some of the presentation incorporated my thoughts from earlier. Some additional thoughts that I think are good: … Continue reading
So I just made Pirate Jammers during a game jam on the weekend. It’s compatible with the Winnitron arcade machine. I’m going to go through the thought process a little bit. First inkling of an idea was roller derby with … Continue reading
For the latest Ludum Dare the theme was Unconventional Weapon. I made a game where you ran over bowling-pin-shaped goblins with a car. This was my 15th game jam. I had been interested in bowling variants lately. At the start, … Continue reading
This is just a collection of things I found and thought were interesting while playing with the idea of 360 panoramic views in Unity. Youtube has support for panoramic video, and I figured that would be a good way to … Continue reading
Some things I’ve read relevant to the thoughts percolating in my head: The creator of Threes shows the email discussion behind the design of the game. To show that even though it’s a very simple game, it can still take … Continue reading
So I just realized I hadn’t posted this. Back in November, shortly after Unity and Oculus released the free version of the Oculus SDK, I made a 3D puzzled game called Zed. http://rhill.itch.io/zed It’s a Threes-like in three dimensions. The … Continue reading
I made a game called The Spider Who Would Only Eat Candy I was playing around with hexagons based on this Gamasutra article and this article by Red Blob. James Earl Cox III, who said “Make the games you want … Continue reading
The Coolest Farmer in the World: Made for the Music Video Game Jam. It helped that the song has very reliable BPM, I could make a bunch of animation loops that sync up with that beat.