Explosions! Debris!

I’ve been working on a side project in Unity (which I’m loving by the way), and tonight was some fun times. Explosions and random debris!


I’ve been amazed at how liberating the engine and editor are. Attaching behavior scripts to objects clicks with the way I like to think about engineering a game, and I haven’t really hit any major roadblocks yet. A couple nights ago I wrote a simple script that will generate my map layouts based on .json files saved from Tiled (handy little tile map editor), and tonight I worked on an effects atlas using Pyxel Edit (handy little sprite editing app).

8 Months Later

What a shameful gap in posts. I’ve been meaning to convert my custom Rails backend running this site to WordPress for quite a while, and it’s finally done – so I hope that’ll make it much more convenient to keep a steady stream of blogging going. I’m not going to attempt to recap the last 8 months, though it can probably be summed up as:

  • Work on Hawken
  • Sleep
  • Repeat

Hawken is now fully free to play on Steam. If you’ve been meaning to check it out, now’s the time! Speaking of Hawken, Ali and I have completely wrapped up the official sound track and it will be released really, really soon. I can’t wait!

Sorting Algorithms

Thanks to Tim for this. I remember watching visual simulations of different sorting algorithms back in school, but it’s neat to hear their aural signatures as well. Also, LOL at bogo sort.

Since You Asked

Since You Asked

One of my best friends, Maurene Goo, has worked super hard on her first young adult novel “Since You Asked” and it is released today! I’ve witnessed the whole process and her excitement is contagious. If you know any young adults, get them a copy – they’ll love it. :) Here’s the book description:

“No, no one asked, but Holly Kim will tell you what she thinks anyway.¬†Fifteen-year-old Holly Kim is the copyeditor for her high school’s newspaper. When she accidentally submits an article that rips everyone to shreds, she gets her own column and rants her way through the school year. Can she survive homecoming, mean-girl cliques, jocks, secret admirers, Valentine’s Day, and other high school embarrassments, all while struggling to balance her family’s traditional Korean values?”

Mission 26

I missed Endeavour parading through the streets, but felt the spirit as there was a slight buzz around LA. I’ll definitely visit her at her new home, the California Science Center, very soon. It’s inspiring and encouraging that so many people lined the streets to watch in awe. I loved how dirty, worn, and traveled NASA left the shuttle – I hope they keep it that way on display.