I've been posting on here for a while and often have to make statements like "people I am working with" and "certain manufacturers" as I am constrained by NDA's
So I thought it would be a good idea to post links to things I can talk about that will be interesting to developers here.
Like this one
Still working on my unlocks, but you must be a plants vs zombie expert by now
Seems like interesting tech to work on. I did some R&D with web TVs a couple years ago. I thought it was a neat idea, but the industry wasn't pushing it as hard. Well, at least in North America. Asians have been enjoying some rather interesting tech booms whilst our oligopolies are clawing tooth and nail to keep the old ways alive.
The beauty of having source code is I can turn on the QA cheats
The tech is getting better and better as we work on it. Although I am primarily the go to guy for getting games onto the platform, I also get involved with other bits and pieces. When I first started PvZ I had a problem with our linker, it was very slow on a large project like this. We sat down and over the course of a couple of days we optomised the linker and got a 60 times speed increase.
It's great to work in a place where I can discover a problem in the morning, come up with a plan in the afternoon, and fix it the next day.
We have some technology in the wings, ready to go, but we don't yet have the hardware to run it. We are still waiting for the hardware to come off the production line in China.