Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Impressions: Ready Player One

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 7, 2015

Somehow, the book Ready Player One by Earnest Cline never quite made it onto my radar, though I’d heard it mentioned in passing a couple of times. A friend recommended it to me this weekend, so I had to check it out. And then I had trouble putting it down. Is it a masterwork of storytelling? […]

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SnarfQuest Tales on Greenlight

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 6, 2015

In spite of the voice acting… I’m so there. It’s frickin’ –==SnarfQuest==– ! SnarfQuest Tales on Steam Greenlight Okay, now I get that some of you MAY be wondering, “What the heck is SnarfQuest?” You may even wonder, “Who is Larry Elmore?” For this, I shall have to leave you with your own Google-Fu skills. But […]

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How to Deal With The Game Backlog

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 5, 2015

In a very good year, I’d get maybe 12 – 13 new games. That was back in the 1990s, and I’d end up paying full price or maybe a 25% or 50% discount for something older. Every once in a while I’d score a major bargain and pick up an old title like The Magic […]

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“More Is Better” Game Jam – and More (is better?) at Itch.io

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 4, 2015

Okay – first things first, there’s a game jam this week hosted by Sophie Houlden, the “More is Better” jam. It’s basically about cranking out as many games as possible, quality be damned. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that, but if the goal is to work on your rapid prototyping skills, maybe […]

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Killing aliens by my daughter’s crib

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 1, 2015

When my daughter was an infant, I played X-Com. That’s a weird way to phrase it. I’d graduated from college around six months earlier, and had just started my career as a game developer. My wife and I had worked out a schedule that unfortunately didn’t leave us much time to see each other during […]

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