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  • Cutting The Edge of Möbius | Thomas Grové's Blog
    Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events 5 Game 8 Game Dev 30 Life 11 Mac 1 Miscellaneous 6 Motion Picture 1 Music 7 Philosophy 29 Poetry 19 Politics 2 Reviews 5 Shugyo 7 Tek 8 Tools 4 Travel 9 Tutorial 3

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  • Electric Tunnel | Thomas Grové's Blog
    breaks the surface Break through lightning my heart pounds faster hair wisps by like feather drops The wind leaves me here on a concrete island Look for transit a way through the tunnel a faster train a ship off this island My life spreads out flowing cape of angel wings take flight rip space transcend Does love wait This entry was posted in Poetry Bookmark the permalink Cloud Dreams Cutting The Edge of Möbius Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events 5 Game 8 Game Dev 30 Life 11 Mac 1 Miscellaneous 6 Motion Picture 1 Music 7 Philosophy 29 Poetry 19 Politics 2 Reviews 5 Shugyo 7 Tek 8 Tools 4 Travel 9 Tutorial 3 Unity 8 Video 5 Recent Comments Lou on The Question http www krums1 com on Ghettonet The Internet Meets The Pony Express http www wendelltucker com on Game Marketer Points Finger at Developers http www wendelltucker com on Kuler awesome color picker http www caperartbyberni com on Six Cities Five Countries and Three

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  • Cloud Dreams | Thomas Grové's Blog
    I stare and I marvel at how real it did seem Wander on travel experience new things keep on searching for the answers to your dreams In maybe a year a decade or two my dream searching will lead me back to you Now I stare at the sky twilight approaches quick now i close my eyes Not to escape a reality but to travel to a new place Where adventure is waiting and friends whom i miss and life keeps on moving changing like clouds or a kiss This entry was posted in Poetry Bookmark the permalink Can I Say Electric Tunnel Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events 5 Game 8 Game Dev 30 Life 11 Mac 1 Miscellaneous 6 Motion Picture 1 Music 7 Philosophy 29 Poetry 19 Politics 2 Reviews 5 Shugyo 7 Tek 8 Tools 4 Travel 9 Tutorial 3 Unity 8 Video 5 Recent Comments Lou on The Question http www krums1 com on Ghettonet The Internet Meets The Pony Express http www

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  • Can I Say? | Thomas Grové's Blog
    Catch it lick the dew of dawn Just another day alone When i think of you I hold onto my arms I want to be with you and not alone can I say One day perhaps I ll come to stay on that day a happy day All the fools will run around on lilly pads and under leaves Oh what joy to be with you My greatest dream how long s it been Can I say I miss you ev er y daaaaayy This entry was posted in Poetry Bookmark the permalink Blue Cloud Dreams Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events 5 Game 8 Game Dev 30 Life 11 Mac 1 Miscellaneous 6 Motion Picture 1 Music 7 Philosophy 29 Poetry 19 Politics 2 Reviews 5 Shugyo 7 Tek 8 Tools 4 Travel 9 Tutorial 3 Unity 8 Video 5 Recent Comments Lou on The Question http www krums1 com on Ghettonet The Internet Meets The Pony Express http www wendelltucker com on Game Marketer Points Finger

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  • Blue | Thomas Grové's Blog
    image reflected in the polished silver mirror that stood to the left of the chamber s door The thick bed covers and straw filled mattress were such a welcome sight I blew out one of the candles on the dresser by which I had stripped my clothes Dim I hardly noticed the numbing feel of the stone floor as I dragged my feet on the way to bed It was cold but my thoughts drifted towards thinking about the landscape which I had seen today and those who I had met No mysticism like this had I ever known before Gliding into bed I blew out my bed side candle seeing the wax drip like blood with the dying light Dark I said my prayers and closed my eyes as thoughts raced through my head of what work Avalon would have me do and the outside world dreamed of dying candlelight This entry was posted in Poetry Bookmark the permalink Can I Say Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2

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  • Thomas Grové's Blog | portfolio homepage of W. Thomas Grové | Page 5
    In your opinion what would you have to say game designers today lack in when making games 1 Knowledge of the process of making games how to mitigate risk find the fun and tune polish The secret sauce to game development is in many cases handed down from master to disciple and it is hard to find masters to learn from 2 Focus too many people focus on the story without getting the basic gameplay loops done right 3 Time ten months is not enough time to develop an original movie tie in game that can match up to Call of Duty 8 What would you say would be the most difficult part of being a game designer It is expected that you ll have to fight hard to prove the validity of your ideas that s fine but the most frustrating part of being a game designer is when you re working at a studio that is too egalitarian where an animator artist or programmer might not follow through on the direction because they personally disagree with it Design by committee doesn t normally work out too well Game development should be more of a meritocracy to avoid mediocracy 9 What would say makes a game good in such areas like the gameplay and the development A clear focus My friend David Sirlin wrote an article about Subtractive Design which would be a good starting point Furthermore in action games here are some things that make them good responsive and intuitive controls interesting yet somewhat predictable enemy behavior and interesting setups where the enemies are placed and events in the level design 10 What role do you think game design plays in society or the media Some think that games have the power to improve the ways in which we learn about complex systems or on the job training or elementary skills and they can also be a vehicle for fostering communication They re probably right but for me I m happy if I can help someone unwind after a hard day of work 11 What would have to be your most memorable moment working as game designer There is no single moment but the project that was the most exciting to work on was an elaborate speculative pitch for Street Fighter IV 12 From viewing your resume on your blog I see you ve worked with different companies throughout your career such as Sega Studio and Backbone Entertainment and work on some major games like Iron Man 2 Sega genesis collection and Super Puzzle Fighter II HD Remix out of all of the games what would you have to say would be the most hours you put in on So far that would be The Spiderwick Chronicles I put in a lot of extra time not because I was forced to but because I wanted to The job was also a big step up for me in terms of responsibility and tasks and I needed to put in extra time to make up for my lack of experience 13 What advice would you recommend for anyone majoring in game design in the future It doesn t pay as well and it isn t as fun as you assume I keep trying to figure out different careers I could do that would pay better like something in finance maybe but I really enjoy making stuff and find it hard to imagine working in a non design job outside of games I would love to try my hand at other kinds of design though transportation architectural fashion etc Posted in Design Game Dev 3 Comments Shit Posted on April 5 2011 by lion This is bullshit This is among my most painful experiences This is unfair I can t believe this would happen to such wonderful people He had his last breath yesterday he was only three To think that smart energetic boy is gone all of a sudden it is too hard to imagine He will be missed I miss him and I barely knew him who can even imagine the parents perspective If I did that sort of thing if I believed in a god I d pray But since I don t I just feel the pain rip through my body infecting my being as tears roll out of my eyes I look at my own son just two and wearing the boy s hand me downs and what else is there other than remorse luck of the draw hope and sadness Good luck little guy Posted in Poetry Leave a comment Goodbye San Francisco Chao Saigon Posted on April 2 2011 by lion I moved to San Francisco in 2003 to join the videogame industry I ve worked with a bunch of talented folks while here and the list of people whom I m indebted to for sharing their knowledge and friendship with me is extensive But it is time to move on on to Vietnam If all goes well we ll be out of our place in less than a month There s a lot that needs to be done to make an international move like this mainly get rid of most of our worldly possessions I imagine that there will be some lessons learned or some helpful tips that I discover along the way and if there are I ll try to share them here Likewise if you have good ideas of where to sell things please let me know in the comments below Continue reading Posted in Life Travel 2 Comments Using Unity Asset Server on Amazon s EC2 Posted on March 23 2011 by lion I recently set up Unity Asset Server a version control repository server with a client built into Unity Pro on Amazon s EC2 a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud There were a few gotcha s along the way so here s a quick start guide for anyone else who wants to do

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  • lion | Thomas Grové's Blog | Page 4
    Method and Scrum Gameloft recently gave me an opportunity to participate in a Scrum Master certification Continue reading Posted in Game Dev Philosophy 2 Comments The Culture Wars Won t End Soon Posted on April 21 2012 by lion Culture wars The red blue one in the USA is well known but even socialist countries have them I don t think they re going to go away anytime soon I will support this thesis with two arguments history and the Threefold Truth Continue reading Posted in Philosophy Politics 6 Comments Concentration and Awareness in Buddhist Meditation Posted on April 20 2012 by lion While trying to make a point about omnicentric value paradox on facebook I did a Wikipedia search on Tientai Buddhism and came across a term I had never seen before Tiantai emphasizes śamatha and vipaśyanā meditation In fourteen years of Continue reading Posted in Philosophy Shugyo 7 Comments 9forthe90s Posted on April 10 2012 by lion Here is my contribution to my friend s 9forthe90s tumblr project The goal is to tell the story of your musical experience of the 90s in only 9 tracks without focusing on a single year or genre Paring down the 90 s Continue reading Posted in Music Leave a comment Gameloft Vietnam s First Game Jam A Success Posted on October 1 2011 by lion My friend Stefan and I organized the first Gameloft game jam in Vietnam It was held two weeks ago we had 8 teams competing most of them using Unity for the first time The results were fantastic Stefan and I Continue reading Posted in Game Dev Unity Leave a comment Goodbye San Francisco Part 2 Posted on May 29 2011 by lion I ve been in Saigon for nearly a month now just moved into our

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  • lion | Thomas Grové's Blog | Page 4
    His name is Chalmers Johnson and apparently Continue reading Posted in Politics Leave a comment Will Wright on Education Posted on March 13 2007 by lion Will Wright has some interesting things to say about education in a recent interview with Popular Science about Spore And a lot of it also is you know some of the most effective education is failure based where you re given a Continue reading Posted in Education Game Dev Philosophy Leave a comment New Job Posted on February 28 2007 by lion The fine folks at Stormfront Studios have hired me to do character control and combat design on their new project which I will refer to as Ogre until it has been officially announced I m super excited to be working there Continue reading Posted in Game Dev Leave a comment Our Abstract Society Posted on January 10 2007 by lion I went camping for two weeks in Ethiopia with my family during this past Christmas holiday There is a lot that I would like to write about Ethiopia that I will save for future posts that may not be written Continue reading Posted in Philosophy Travel 7 Comments Lotek graffiti appearing in the Mission SF Posted on December 11 2006 by lion Someone has been tagging Lotek in the Mission recently Gv 18th between mission and valencia AA That s the one There s also one on a mannequin on mission near 20th on the neck We don t think that it is anyone we Continue reading Posted in Miscellaneous Tek 5 Comments Adobe has a neat color theory flash application called Kuler Check it out and then join the rest of us hoping that they will integrate this into their Creative Suite Posted on December 1 2006 by lion 1 Comment

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