Tales of the Rampant Coyote

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Office Space

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 12, 2011

A peek into indie game developers’ offices. Which in some cases means, “bedroom.”

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For those who might wonder, the Rampant Coyote Fortress is a spare bedroom in my basement. The previous homeowner build a nice wooden deck which now covers over the window.  In order for it to still count as a bedroom, I think according to code the window still had to be able to be used as an exit or something, so he put a trap door in the deck above the window. So I kind of have a secret escape route. I may have to push through a nest of black widow spiders or something to do so, but that only makes it more cool IMHO.

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  • Califer said,

    And hey, if you do have to push through a nest of black widows you might level up!

  • Charles said,

    Nest of black widow spiders… Nothing an incendiary crackleball couldn’t fix.

  • Scotticus said,

    So… its a trapped trap door. Nice!

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    They say to “write what you know.” Now you know what to blame those nasty trapped doors on in Frayed Knights!

  • John O said,

    We used to have a single computorium on the main floor where I did all of my off-hours coding, but the room was distributed a while back. We now have the wife on the main floor with the printers, me up in the bedroom on my desk (and a table if I need to set up the Linux box or laptop), and the kids have a bank of computers spread across four tables in the basement family room.

    I prefer the solitude of being two floors away from the minecrafting and facebooking when I’m banging on a coding project.