The importance of Design Systems

Reference to: https://www.toptal.com/designers/ui/ui-styleguide-better-ux One of the greatest challenges that designers underestimate, especially novices after graduating is the importance of having consistent interfaces, interactions and workflows throughout a piece or family of software. In small exploratory projects, one might tend to get lost into the details and slightly forget about the way all the tiny pieces will…

Some more space stuff

I’m slowly, but steadily moving forward with the design of the assets for my space game. It’s really hard to make myself from opening the game design software and from programming the things that I’m drawing, it’s just nicer when you see stuff moving around and interacting, instead of static drawings. The vision is still there…

Meteorite and Asteroid

These two things are actually different. Shortly stated, a meteorite is a part of an asteroid which travels through space, orbiting around different larger things. An asteroid is larger, usually named, the bigger ones are called planetoids. When entering the Earth’s atmosphere, a fireball surrounds it and it becomes a meteor and is seen as, what…

Space Ships 101

So, I decided that before I start making anything move in my game through software algorithms, I’ll create all the game assets. I really mean all of them, as much as I can. I know that some will have to be changed and others will need to be created / deleted too, but I wish…

My Game Design 101

There is much more to game design than people usually believe there is. Games are a luxury item, they are, rightfully,  not presented as necessities. We, as humans have different levels of needs, from the basic ones as water, food, security, etc. to having a smart enough phone, a bank account and other. Games, though…

Hired by the Internet

My title refers to the way things are working in our modern world. Let’s go back in time for a few minutes. You just received your degree in Engineering (let’s say) and you’re looking out for a job. Somehow you reach a guy who knows a guys who knows a boss. You go to an…

Space Tourism Posters

Fourteen space travel posters of colorful, exotic space settings are now available free for downloading and printing. Source: Space Tourism Posters

Sunset Drive

Imagine having a van or a car, new, old, cheap, expensive, whatever, it doesn’t really matter. It’s yours and it’s full of your crap: empty plastic bottles, fries, some weird shoes and who knows what. You’re telling everybody: Sorry for the mess,I’ll clean it one day. But you never do it. It would ruin your…

Cooling down

Like many other people I know, I used to watch Dexter’s Laboratory. One thing I kept remembering this week was the ice cream in that cartoon. Whenever the ice cream truck came along, all of them were running towards it and I remember that Dexter had this perfectly looking chocolate ice cream slowly melting in…