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When you hit the wall, you are at the edge of your knowledge

Warning, This is a philosophical article and extends well beyond game design, programming and technology. Oh no, Philosophy and some shameless promotion I’ve been sitting at my computer all morning staring at the Unity 3D screen, adding a fragment to the level here and there, but mostly have gotten nothing …

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Welcome our Partner in AI – Global Human Initiative

AI partnership with GHI

Chaos Rift Games is so proud of this day. We warmly welcome our Partner in game Artificial Intelligence design, GHI. From the very beginning, what got me into game programming was a deep interest in AI (Artificial Intelligence). Not just run of the mill video game AI, but realistic, believable …

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The True Beauty of Video Games: The Path less taken

curved-hiking-trail-taken-from-atop-a-water-tower

I took a 3 day “Break” from game making. I finished the long overdue story to “Detroit: Become Human“. Which I will sidetrack and say “Holy crap that game was awesome!” So I come back refreshed and all philosophical. Note this article evolved to be more about Open world Games …

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Why I Left Buildbox for Unity3D

Made with unity

You’d think this would be a quick and easy answer. It really is at the heart of things. Buildbox is geared towards churning out fast and cheap games. Essentially throwing shit at the wall in hope something sticks. It has endlessly contributed to the mountain of detritus littering the iTunes …

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A slight case of Rebranding

You may not have even noticed as the front facing transition with Chaos Rift Games was minimally impacted. But this weekend was a major rebranding event that is 80% done, the rest will be completed through organic evolution. Basically as I work on things and see something that needs a …

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How do you Deal With Failure?

failure never hitting the mark

How does a person spend 5 months, summer through fall and 16 hours a day, working on a game only to have it not be a shining success? To see downloads never exceed 200? Or spend hours a day making videos for YouTube, seeing years roll by and thousands of …

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A Game Driven Life

Playing Xbox video games

I love video games. They’ve been a part of my life, my existence since I was younger than I can remember. I think 6 years old. I understood money and the cost of a game system. But I was also a bad child and the “good behavior” jar never filled …

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Oops. Technical Difficulties.

Well today was interesting indeed. I was updating my servers when something went wrong. I reboot the database, all was fine. Reboot the webserver and it dead. So I spent the next 3 hours on my hosting provider’s console trying to revive the dead server. Which lead me to realize …

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) Will Kill Humanity

AI will kill us

It’s not a matter of “if”, it’s “when”. I’m no stranger to AI and machine learning, it’s what I do for my “day job” when not striving to make awesome games. But I’ve come to realize, through no fault of AI, it will eventually spurn it’s creator and kill us …

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Crash Course into Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Guide

The Spontaneous Guide to Cryptocurrency Now that cryptocurrency has hit mainstream appeal with Bitcoins explosive growth, I’ve come out of the “Cryptocloset”. Ever since, I’ve been hit up by a ton of friends inquiring about Cryptocurrency. What started out as a “simple email”, quickly exploded with information.  So here’s my …

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