Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

2006-11-17

MindTrek and Gamespace

TampereCityHall
Last week I went to the MindTrek 2006 gala, as Racing Pitch was one of the finalists in one of the competitions. There was also other activities during the day, such as a business development workshop led by Sheila Robinson from Solvebrand. The image you see is taken in the City Hall of Tampere, as the city had invited us for a reception. The Assembly computer festival won the MindTrek Grand Prix series this year, which was surely a well deserved position.

Two weeks ago I also took part in game design process workshop, arranged by the GameSpace research project at University of Tampere. The researchers there presented some interesting methods to aid in game design, which we tried out in small groups and evaluated & discussed the results afterwards. It was a nicely packed day trying out some new approaches to designing games.

2006-09-13

Fixed fixed point slides

I noticed an error in The Neglected Art of Fixed Point Arithmetic presentation slides, and I have been asked some questions on the topic. I made a small revision to the slides and added few comments.

2006-09-01

Site updates – And you should try IMGUIs

I updated personabout, feats and creations pages of the site to reflect my latest stuff related to the Assembly’06 event.

Additionally, if you’re a programmer and you have sometimes wondered why user interface coding is such a lot of work, I recommend trying to use IMGUIs (Immediate Mode Graphical User Interface). It is totally different way to create graphical user interfaces when comparing to the traditional approaches. I’m writing about this because my friend Jari Komppa just recently wrote a tutorial about IMGUIs. It’s nice and simple enough to get you started immediately.

2006-07-20

Truck Dismount featured – Also RSS added

Truck Dismount is featured in Game/Play art exhibition touring in United Kingdom.

Finally, RSS for this blog is available, at last.

2006-07-12

Assembly 2006 and seminar coming

Assembly’06 will be held from 3rd to 6th August. Continuing with my yearly tradition, I’ll be there once again. This year I will be giving a seminar speech on The Neglected Art of Fixed Point Arithmetic. Feel free to come and say hi to me if you will be at the event! I’ll probably also try to create a game for the game development competition, although my work on that is still in its early stages.

2006-04-04

Back from GDC 2006

GDC2006 Stuntcar Extreme
I finally returned back to Finland from my trip to California for GDC and some vacation time. The conference was great. By chance I even spotted Stuntcar Extreme running on MS Windows Mobile stand at the expo area, as you can see from the right. Vacation time after the conference was great as well, except for the fact that it was the rainiest March in California in 150 years! (And apparently they just didn’t have statistics for longer period than that.) So I got to see only a few glimpses of the sun.

2006-02-27

GDC 2006

I’ll be present at the Game Developers Conference 2006, held March 20-24 in San Jose, CA. If you are coming there as well and want to meet me, please contact me asap! After the conference I’ll be having two weeks of vacation around the area, so I will be mostly out of reach for three weeks starting from March 19.

2006-02-07

Videos of creations, music

I recently uploaded bunch of stuff to Google Video, and just added links to some of the videos to the creations page[s], such as this one. And by the way, if you didn’t already know, some of my musical work is available separately from my page in mikseri.net.

2009 Update: Videos replaced with YouTube links.

2006-01-28

Interview

February 2006 issue of GEE Magazine contains an interview (page 9) about me and my hobby & job about making games.

2006-01-12

Site update

I added some new images and links to the awards and stuff what my projects have got. I also added a few images and bit of info about a mobile street racing game which I was working on last year.


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