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The Ingress hacking habit

It is kind of insane when I think about how Ingress invaded my life. Or more specifically, how it has become a part of everyday life. Going someplace new? Better check intel to see if there are any portals near. Waiting for a train with friends? Hold on, I’ll be back in a few minutes. Doing groceries? I need to take a detour to hack a few portals on the way there (and back, obviously).

Some thoughts after reading Mistborn

Finished Mistborn: The Final Empire today. Turned out to be a very good read! Oddly enough, my first encounter with Brandon Sanderson was through Infinity Blade. He wrote a short story connecting and deepening the stories of both Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade II. Though that particular story was a bit rough-and-tumble, the style did get to me (and made the games much more enjoyable to boot). Based on that, I decided to give Mistborn a shot.

And, you know, having my climbing partner constantly pester me about reading the book in-between routes also helped as well…

“That was an Heroica effort”

About a year ago Lego started a new line of their famous brick toys: Lego Games. The idea was pretty simple; create board games using Lego pieces. Unfortunately, Lego was also wholly focused upon their core philosophy of toys to create with.

I say unfortunately, but it was more of a double-edged sword. Lego kept their games simple to the point of obsolescence. Ramses Pyramid had a nice core concept that was a little throwback to Ravenburger’s Coco Crazy but in essence was just boring.

Global Game Jam 2011 entry: APOCA

Global Game Jam 2011 is over and together with my colleagues and chiptune-master Stu we created a fun little co-op shooter called APOCA as you can see above. Want to try it? You can download the Flash file at I’d embed it, but as we wanted to join in with the Winnitron 1000 competition, the game runs at a 1024×768 resolution. Not exactly embed-friendly. 🙂 Enjoy and let me know what you think of it!