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v buckenham @v21 London, UK

creating elaborate excuses for inherently enjoyable activities. at @nianticlabs, one of @wildrumpus & @nowplaythese and made Cheap Bots, Done Quick! (they/them)

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@SFBTom my take: - it is cheating - but that's fine, it's your game, you can cheat if you wanthttps://t.co/Gx02jzqiXc
Retweeted by v buckenhamOh, what's that? You say it's not possible to operate a app-driven taxi service at Uber's scale/dispatch speed/cost… https://t.co/3FkJhgrprV
Retweeted by v buckenham @vivschwarz it's moving away @six6jiang it'll want to be an exe file, but people have wrapped Twine up into a standalone executable before!… https://t.co/8YhW4ywUaHwatching the thunderstorms approach https://t.co/mQUsLM4xsV @dinosaurrparty i hear they have aircon in LA @dinosaurrparty welcome to the UK :)update: the entire team behind MDN were just made redundantPeople saying #WAP  is gonna be a bad influence on young girls, but “My Neck My Back” dropped in 2002 and my genera… https://t.co/2ruhE0ErYo
Retweeted by v buckenhamZiz asked an innocent question about brainstorming techniques and it turned out I had Opinions https://t.co/e4AQmlgIub @SeaSylphGames @moreelen oh, the other thing (which steps outside of this a little) - is trying to stop individual… https://t.co/4gibyQPu9g @SeaSylphGames @moreelen easy with a team with a shared context & high level of trust... but anything can work in t… https://t.co/YKfc0HJC7k @SeaSylphGames @moreelen but luckily this *also* works well in async collaboration. commenting on other people's id… https://t.co/aKJlWxc8tp @SeaSylphGames @moreelen (rules about "yes, and" can be productive - but often i get excited by "your idea, but foc… https://t.co/RvKZkvvgpa @SeaSylphGames @moreelen the slightly more controversial thing is that, personally, i hate the "no criticism" rules… https://t.co/WL6LwFd23r @SeaSylphGames @moreelen this is basically Rosa's 100 ideas - the focus is on quantity, and it's nice to have a spe… https://t.co/pafteSTxy3 @SeaSylphGames @moreelen (and also because they might not be viable ideas in themselves, but might spark something in someone else) @SeaSylphGames @moreelen one pitfall can be that people go into lots of detail/only share stuff that's well thought… https://t.co/KbmHxEv4Mc @SeaSylphGames @moreelen honestly doing this stuff online/async can make it much more accessible. adding ideas to a… https://t.co/6kIUogu3Lt @designCaitlin sweatthinkin about how nazi cultural propaganda not just militarized ""traditional aesthetics"" but also made antifascis… https://t.co/FXgl46qw5h
Retweeted by v buckenham @martinpi and... maybe heaps on haxe? https://t.co/m86naQeAX4 @martinpi look at the source for this for a barebones Canvas setup https://t.co/nKDRkyHH4K @martinpi I would either do JS/Canvas, or something running on HaxeYou’d think in the year 2020 the universally accepted translation of Kaworu‘s famous line in episode 24 of Neon Gen… https://t.co/k94P6fWYDG
Retweeted by v buckenham @WritNelson i feel like the main motivation behind this thread is jealousy that you don't have creative control ove… https://t.co/KmCom5DLuN @VinylJack @jericawebber videogames are traditionally counter-cyclical?? and people just had 6 months indoors... no… https://t.co/n8TxYU8EEA @jericawebber @keefstuart well yeah. but when won't it be? 😔 @keefstuart @jericawebber timing based around Christmas makes that trickier, too
8/12
2020
a story about Kamala Harris https://t.co/8swzYBSNqP @EmmIdiota ah, yeah - you need to put #characters#etc inside some quote characters, like this: "origin":["#charactehttps://t.co/zGmfIiukBB @marmaladegirl @moreelen yeah, that has changed, actually - also that tweet was influenced by the fact that I think… https://t.co/hNyvBrNpvN @marmaladegirl @moreelen oh, it's a joke about the relatively lower salaries in games versus the same skillet outside of games @moreelen about £5k per annum? @jasteni @RollDiceBot @SUEtheTrex @ToadKingStudios you mean make "\w" in the regex include "ü"? sorry, but i'm just… https://t.co/otRwiiSFYs @designCaitlin "seemed like fun at the time"(should also say: everyone i have interacted with has been friendly & helpful, and it is currently 3 and a half hou… https://t.co/qRrGPG3hoP @sarahlongthorne makes me think of Disco Elysium, as others have said - but also Over The Alps. you don't start by… https://t.co/CVyvDSrb48(but only the second time I called - the first time I called I got through to an answering machine where they asked… https://t.co/SEv8LxPBQmafter playing this morning, turns out the winning strat was ringing the number that was crossed out with thick black marker.a found videogame is a system in the world that fulfils the formal properties of a videogame but was not designed to be a videogamediscovered a new found videogame called "booking a blood test with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Community Phlebotomy Services"From top to bottom this country is full of grotty little racists & our gutter press are egging them on daily. Blac… https://t.co/2XFVbK1k2q
Retweeted by v buckenham @stcymsn top of my head: rat chaos Horse Master Fallen London 80 Days Galatea Photopia Lily's Garden
8/11
2020
@hannahnicklin ahhh, good point @hannahnicklin the foot thing was so good! still sad that it didn't catch on herelook what they did to you, beirut 🥺 https://t.co/IjaaoWZUUM
Retweeted by v buckenham @omarieclaire but making the transition to being mainly a game designer has been a whole journey. and mainly not ab… https://t.co/FdKoVyqw3L @omarieclaire but I did make the transition from coder to designer - I was always engaged by the design, and often… https://t.co/PZrjlJ7ZLU @omarieclaire if I'm designing & implementing I have to consciously switch between the two modes. or I'll get stuck… https://t.co/EQuDvSEWRz @catacalypto copyright v buckenham do not steal etcI'm going to call this "stone soup narrative design" https://t.co/xeT0NtxhfJI wrote a blog post about the technical process of porting Frog Fractions to Unity. It goes into detail about the s… https://t.co/2QUCR7QGs8
Retweeted by v buckenham @pillowfort perfect @pillowfort you look like a cardboard cutout of yourself?reading the wikipedia page for skipping stones and it includes a list of names different languages give it: https://t.co/mFVzxljegJ
Retweeted by v buckenhami sent my anonymous friend at atlassian this tweet and i’ve been informed that the jira team uses post-it walls to… https://t.co/H01j0x4qmA
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8/10
2020
@LeeShangLun ok!Appreciate this being called a shield wall rather than a phalanx or testudo or some more specific term. I should n… https://t.co/IHjgzMoZe6
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8/9
2020
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Retweeted by v buckenham @jst_tiga "it will be none empire, with left grief" from memory. @tambourine i love itI've been working on a little side project: The Museum of Mechanics: Lockpicking. It's a playable collection of loc… https://t.co/9dsX4hWTAy
Retweeted by v buckenhamUntil recently I had no idea that game engines are basically eating the world. Urban planning, architecture, automo… https://t.co/EtxWrm3y08
Retweeted by v buckenham @LiaSae @RaygunGoth I don't especially have anything against it as a game design framing, but I would recommend the… https://t.co/CLdYfrrlKJDances For PowerPoint is now live @siobhandavies - have a wee go here + hit me with your thoughts+ share if u enjoy… https://t.co/moZWEeRVaF
Retweeted by v buckenhamme, reading a novel that references this tweet: https://t.co/AKtuHFzMKa oh yeah, i should finish Priestdaddy @adrianhon yeah, a weird thing where if i was starting a co-op to compete with Laka, I'd maybe be... deliberately l… https://t.co/i05QEBRVfuthis is, by the way, why it's okay for Tamsyn Muir to put in stupid references but i can still look down on Ready P… https://t.co/p9h4a2tyOqi was curious if these references would twig to anyone who didn't already know them & i found my answer:… https://t.co/X9c4R2cWBp @adrianhon i mean, the fact that i posed the question was probably the biggest giveaway. but sometimes people who a… https://t.co/NSsQGzH8Qxi find it actively fun to do the maths on this stuff & try to figure out burn rates & business models.the answer is found in their most recent blogpost, about a $4.7m funding round it mentions they have 5000 customer… https://t.co/CSTEU34W8DQ: does the homepage for https://t.co/6zuwxBJP3f give the impression that it is: - a co-op, run for the benefit of… https://t.co/uw8RrVTrdE @oopsohno okay, so actually some clarification is helpful for me. I'm British, so I'd BBQ because it's nice to get… https://t.co/cJUs7561yyTerrace with a sea view https://t.co/L6Dh4FljWL
Retweeted by v buckenhamDanish orthography says that place names starting with Aa should be sorted as if they start with Å - but ONLY IF TH… https://t.co/41raPfLfNB
Retweeted by v buckenhamcheck the replies if you want to see a lot of facist imagery currently available for purchase on Teespring https://t.co/j4ucOV3Edi
8/8
2020
@maxbittker @amasad oh! what a cool class. i'd love to look over the syllabus (when you have it, ofc) @Z0L0FTT @heysavnac huh! thanks both for letting me know. nothing has changed on my side, must be the Twitter image… https://t.co/Wwu7sGRgDCI have to confess that I like this & desire to own it (I do not in any way $8000 desire to own it) https://t.co/3sUDHFRzOk @tigershungry @patrickashe and also I can draw like Hockney. i'm happy to live there tooOn March 11th, two weeks before the UK government announced a volunteering service for people shielding(let alone i… https://t.co/igxkcqNuvx
Retweeted by v buckenham @NotBrunoAgain i was gonna say that that would lock you out of shipping on iOS... (as all the fast runtimes use JIT… https://t.co/o6L3EAeQK1 @TomNullpointer @everestpipkin yeah - later ones about colour relationships will fare a bit better, but i think the… https://t.co/2syY98G209 @everestpipkin no, these are real good thoughts, thank you. i still come from the indie game designer mindset of "d… https://t.co/VUsaUsZ9pEi'm going to miss the foxes when we move @patrickashe thank you, good fact, this contribution has brightened my day @everestpipkin actually the other thing this makes me think of is Oikospiel. which was so good in part because it w… https://t.co/GdlDCvekaK @everestpipkin (this happened to me with Bridget Riley & she's now one of my favourite artists) @everestpipkin yeah - I have had this journey with a few artists, initially ambivalent or actively dislike them, th… https://t.co/N8QvwZwaps @hollygramazio I feel okay about those things - or, I guess I recognize that kind of composition from his paintings… https://t.co/5X7meXDqT9 @everestpipkin it is! good eye! i went looking for it cuz of the comments on this https://t.co/dTkJx5Qku2 - i saw i… https://t.co/plLthAuTKv(i didn't draw it)is this good? https://t.co/3vA5FcIXVmI love... deducing things about how I'm feeling by observing my own actions.retweeting this PSA: had a coworker who was hospitalised due to exposure to chemicals while mixing resin, it's seri… https://t.co/sVvjToKlX62831. https://t.co/WsXweqW3DY
Retweeted by v buckenham @EMadalengoitia @piesaac and yes, continuing funding is also valuable! every fund has a different situation and dif… https://t.co/4ZMIUXJf9b
8/7
2020

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