Video Game Software Engineer, IGDA San Diego Leader, Open Source Developer, and previously Indie MMO Developer. (he/him)
I write about inconsistent software and how to improve it. I also sometimes write about other interests.
Top Games 2023
Games! What a tumultuous year for games and those that were laid off. It's awful this year had so many highs and lows, and I hope everyone finds jobs doing what they want to do.
September 2023 Recap
After Blaugust in August, I have posted nothing. Here are some highlights of the last month.
Blaugust 2023 Retrospective - Lessons Learned
Wow, I wrote 11 articles (plus this one)! Here is my post for the Lessons Learned Week for Blaugust.
Healing in Virtual Worlds - A College Anthropology Research Paper
I wrote this paper in my last year of college before graduating. The course was something along the lines of an anthropology class about healing rituals in cultures.
- Blaugust 2023 Prompt - Games To Know Me
Blaugust 2023 Prompt - 5 Facts About Me
From the Blaugust prompt list, Tell us 5 facts about yourself.
Blaugust 2023 Staying Motivated
So, this is the Staying Motivated Week for Blaugust.
Top Webcomics of All Time (2023 Edition)
Following up after top games, I want to share some of my favorite webcomics I've read over the last few years.
Color Picker for Unity
Back in 2014, when the Unity UI was new, I had an idea to make a color picker to use in game using the new UI system. Thus, HSV Color Picker was created. Nearly 9 years later, the library has reached 500+ stars on GitHub! It's wild to me that potentially that many people are using code I wrote in their games.
Blaugust 2023 Prompt - Earliest Memory of Core Fandoms
From the Blaugust prompt list, What is your earliest memory related to one of your core fandoms?.
Blaugust 2023 Prompt - Personal Mascot
From the Blaugust prompt list:
- If you had a mascot to represent you, what would it be?
- How did you get the name that you regularly go by online, and what if anything does it mean?
- Tell us about some community that you are part of and why it interests you or how it impacts you?
Palia Beta Thoughts
Palia is fun! I gained access to the beta on August 3rd and have played it a bit over the last few days. Overall, my impressions are good of the game.
Blaugust 2023 Prompt - Getting Into Content Creation
From the Blaugust prompt list, How did you get started in content creation?
Blaugust 2023 Introduction
It's bloggin' time! I'm joining Blaugust for the first time to blog all of August!
The Return to Comic-Con 2023
After 4 years, I finally went back to Comic-Con and had a great time.
Well Known Fursona
I was looking for stuff to put into
/.well-known/, so I decided to add Pyrox's Well-Known Fursona for Foxis the Cookie Dragon. I even contributed to the spec!
Foxis Dot Dev
On a whim I bought another domain, foxis.dev.
My previous laptop's battery was dying, so I was looking for a new laptop, and Framework caught my eye. I've never been afraid to take apart and swap out drives in my previous laptops, so I was pretty excited about getting one that was built for repairability.
Jekyll to 11ty: Post Permalinks
I forgot to mention how I kept the old blog post permalinks when moving from Jekyll in the Hello 11ty blog post.
Character Emotes Testing
I added character emote images, so now I can add emotions!
Goodbye Jekyll, Hello 11ty.
Furry Blogging and Identity
I tell myself each year I should write more and this might be the year to do it! I'm inspired by Soatok's post, Something To Always Keep In Mind, to write down my thoughts on what I want my blog to be.
Top Games of All Time (2023 Edition)
I don't think I ever cataloged my favorite games so here we go! These are my top 25 games of all time as of April 2023.
Top Games 2022
GAMES! What a year for games. A whole lot of releases early and a whole lot of releases late with not much in between.
Networking for Dragon Game Framework : Observability
I’ve been working on Dragon Game Framework (DragonGF), an MMO networking library for a while now. With it being an MMO framework, data observability needs to be good. Time to build a Unity editor window!
- Inconsistent Site Rebrand
Not sure if there are actual decade names for music but I’m making up my own! I personally like to name and classify things so this is an inane exercise to make me feel old.
Top Games 2021
GAMES! Wow, I posted this late.I did not play as many new games last year as I normally do. Most of my time went to Final Fantasy XIV...
Top Games 2020
Wow, what a year. Looking back, I didn't play too many new games, or at least games that stood out to me as my game of the year. I played Among Us and Fall Guys and while they were good, they were not my best. Heck, I could add Hades again to my top games.
Not sure why but this article is taking me forever to write, all the way until February. Here's to writing more in the new year.
Anyways, here are my top games I played last year.
Top 5 Games 2019
Wow, this year had a lot of good games come out! I didn't even play half of the games I wanted to... but anyways, here are my favorite games for the year!
Make it Work, Make it Right, Make it Fast
My favorite development saying and design principle.
Using Git with Game Development
Source control can be daunting but it is pretty important for sharing with others and backing up to prevent data loss. I will cover installing git on a windows environment, using online repositories (repos) and getting a Unity game setup with git.
Top 5 Games 2018
My top games this year. Not necessarily when they were released but when I played them. This list is not exactly 5 games anyways. I don't think I played many of the super popular games this year, at least I'm not remembering them. What even came out this year?
I listen to a lot of music and game soundtracks so my rankings will also include how often I listen to the soundtracks.
Getting Started With Game Development
Hello! I've been doing game development for while now and people have asked how to start. There are many ways to get into game development so here is my advice to learn to program video games.
Hello! I'm Judah and I'm trying out something new for my blog.
I do a lot of software development. Lots. I do asp.net development for my day job and video game development with Unity3d in the evenings. I'm not sure how much I'll be writing blogs here, but I'll see. I have some ideas.