Recently I have been thinking about my dream of becoming a game programmer and what it really means to do so. Since it was a dream that started when I was a child, it has adapted and changed throughout time to have more form and structure. Early Years When I was 6 years old, I had no idea that games were even programmed on computers, but I still knew that creating an adventure for my friends to play in the playground was what made me happy. I enjoyed the thrill of painting my own world and letting my friends explore it. I would tell themRead More →

Human Centered Design GameDev Loadout is a weekly podcast for game developers who are looking to improve their skills and learn new information about the game industry. I discuss my thoughts and opinions about the episodes of the podcast, alongside a brief summary of key information.   Lennart Nacke is a associate professor into Human-Computer interaction Games group at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He discussed the importance of gamification and the importance of Human Centered Design. HCI is a design management framework that develops solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. This concept aids theRead More →