Archives for the 'Rants' Category

Ode to Unity

Monday, October 19th, 2015

I¬†complain on Twitter. A lot. That’s just what I do. I can’t help it. More often than not I rant about software that I’m using because using software constitutes about 60% of my life, 30% being sleeping. It so happens that I’m a game developer, so I mostly complain about game engines. Namely, Unreal Engine […]

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Breaking Into the Industry: Full Story of One Game Developer

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

As I am writing these words, I am seven months into my first full-time video game industry contract. Hello, my name is Sergey, and I am a game designer working on Rime for Playstation 4 at the Madrid-based studio Tequila Works. Unlike many other articles of this sort, the goal of this one is not […]

Game Design, Rants | 2 Comments

The Petri Dish State

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

I am Ukrainian. I have been avoiding defining myself in this way my whole life, because where I come from stating your nationality is often associated with nationalism, and the latter is glorified. I am not a nationalist. As a matter of fact, I despise it as I do the rest of hate ideologies, but […]

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An Open Letter to Lucy Kellaway and Everyone Who Still Thinks Games Are a Waste of Time

Monday, November 5th, 2012

This post is my answer to an article in The Financial Times. Entertainment is stigmatized in modern culture. If whatever it is you’re doing is not considered to be serious enough, you’re “wasting your time.” Well, guess what, I don’t want games to be useful. I don’t want them to train soldiers, keep you fit, […]

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