Chris Ennen

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Maybe it's time for the 150 year retrospective?

As everyone who reads this is probably aware (or completely sick of hearing) by now, I read a lot of short SF. I read the old stuff, I read the new …

How to Travel 12 Countries with No Baggage Whatsoever

Starting tomorrow, travel writer Rolf Potts will embark on a trip that will take him around the world without using a single piece of luggage. This …

Project Hex Part 4 – 8 Bits is Enough - Twenty Sided

One of the things that ignited this project for me was when Jay Barnson linked to this mind-blowing series on pixel art creation*. I read through it, …

The Weblog Canabalt Goes Open Source

Remember that iPhone indie games sale? The devs behind it did rather well, earning themselves a tidy package and giving plenty to charity in the …

List of Game Artists

A very large number of game developers come to Lostgarden looking for game art. (Apparently I'm on the first page of results if you search for 'free …

Some Worthwhile Reading for Indies

The last couple years saw me reading books and blogs which really helped provide a foundation of knowledge and inspiration for the indie games …

Old and new: Modern Ukraine and the Trypilian culture | BEYONDbones

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is hosting two exhibits coming from Ukraine, opening on May 27 and June 5. One of these covers the archaeology …

The Weblog RPG JS: HTML5-Driven RPG Maker for Browsers?

May 26, 2011 1:00 AM | Cassandra Khaw<p>I had stopped doing web development for a while already when HTML 5 came around. However, that didn't keep me …

Find Your Dream Job: Q&A

One of the things I’ve been quietly working on lately is helping people find their dream jobs.<p>In fact, I’ve been helping people crush interviews, …

Visual crossplotting

Thin-bed vowels and heterolithic consonants

Reuse and recycle

The Truth About Abs: How To Make $1,000,000 Per Month with Digital Products (Plus: Noah Kagan results)

Once or twice in the past, I have referred to “someone” who has earned $5,000,000-$10,000,000 per year with e-books and cross promotion.<p>For that, I …

H is for Horizon

Part 39: An MMO

Part 39 Update<p><b>November 8, 2011</b><p>The goods news is the server has been up for a day and not crashed. On the other hand, the clients are sending position …

The Weblog Dungeon Defenders Development Kit Released ... for Free!

November 14, 2011 9:00 PM | Cassandra Khaw<p>Dear Trendy Entertainment, this isn't the most politically correct question to ask on a public forum but I …

STARTUP IS VISION

<i>The following is a rather unusual guest post. One of the more surreal parts of speaking publicly and putting ideas out into the ether is to watch</i> …

Polarity cartoons

Is "The Hero's Journey" a Tired Cliché?

The film critic who calls himself "The Hulk" argues that the hero's journey has become a screenwriting crutch.<p>According to Hulk, Joseph Campbell …

The Book That Ran Aground - Twenty Sided

For a couple of months before PAX, I was working on another book. Then PAX happened and I lost the desire to write. Then the desire returned, but… …

Project Octant 10: Marching - Twenty Sided

Back when I was talking about making beveled edges, some people asked why I didn’t just lift up the corners of cubes to make slopes instead of …

How I Blog — The 21 WordPress Plugins That Keep Me Sane

The following post can be considered Part II in a series on how I blog. Part I, which covers mostly everything not below, is titled “How to Build a …

Canyon City Teaser

In the past few days I have been writing a grammar for a massive structure. It is some sort of water collector for desert areas. It is so big that …

News of the month

5 ways to kickstart an interpretation project

Digital gamut mapping tool for Windows

Cristian Romero has created a free digital tool for analyzing color schemes. All you have to do is drag a "jpg," "png," or "bmp" into a box, and it …

Steampunk festival next week

Attention Boston: I'll be a guest of the Watch City Steampunk Spectacular a week from now.<p>I'll give a lecture on Dinotopia this coming Saturday at …