Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

When It All Just Works

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 8, 2015

I think I managed to damage myself working in the Torque Game Engine for Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon. Not meaning any disrespect for the people who developed and improved on it, as it was pretty dang cool for its time, but I kept finding things that I needed to do were really, really […]

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How the Arcade Biz Really Works

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 7, 2015

Stuff I didn’t know…. I was a child of the arcades. That’s where my minimal income from chores went each week. I think it was interesting that while I had a couple of peers that fantasized about running an arcade one day, my own fantasies were about making the games. I lived out this fantasy […]

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The Awards Problem

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 6, 2015

At the Academy Awards in 2014, two of the voters for the film that one Best Picture admitted later that they’d never actually watched the film. They thought they’d have been “disturbed” by it, but voted for it anyway because of its presumed “social relevance.” I suspect that this happens a lot, but it was […]

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Frayed Knights: Things to Do in a Dungeon (on a Saturday Night)

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 3, 2015

One of my design guidelines for Frayed Knights  is to avoid having too much repetition of an encounter “type” along what is the likely a critical path in my levels. In other words, I don’t want a dungeon that is just full of similar combat encounters. That’s boring. In fact, I try to avoid having […]

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The Golden Age of Computer RPGs… 2014-Present?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 2, 2015

It’s my birthday today. If I had a birthday wish it would be… hmm…. you know what? How about a return to that “golden age” of computer RPGs that I like talking about? You know, that wonderful 5-year period or so between 1988(ish) and 1993 where we just had a ton of classic RPGs released, […]

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Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 1, 2015

In case you haven’t heard…  in what is probably the BEST Google April Fool’s Stunt of all time… you can go to Google Maps and play Pac-Man out in the center of your street map. You need a relatively dense selection of streets in your map for it to work, but the tool will generate […]

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