A Gap in Career Mentorship

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Nobody told us how mentorship works in an age of multi-company, multi-career employment. We used to have a practice model in apprenticeships, with advancement in a single company following a rigid corporate hierarchy. Mentorship still …

Not Adjusting Expectations

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I typically spend a few minutes every Sunday to go through my finances. This means checking up on credit card statements, ensuring I have enough money in bank accounts to pay for upcoming bills, and …

Not Being Kind

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I shared this awesome blog post by Andrew Bosworth (early Facebook employee, now a VP there) on Twitter: Be Kind The message to resonated with a lot of folks, and I was impressed by the …

Year in Review – 2014

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I’ve never tried to write end-of-the-year posts; they tend to be biased towards recent events, and I find it disingenuous to summarize a year’s worth of events meaningfully into a small, overarching set of themes. …

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The Indie Game Bubble

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I’ve been meaning to write down my thoughts about the state of gaming and where we’ll go as an industry for the next few years. As we’re in the annual post-E3 lull, this is a …

The Troublesome Portrayal of Women in Video Games

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Video games are notorious for catering to teenage boys. Puzzlingly, it’s an increasingly outdated focus, persisting mostly in the creative direction and subsequent marketing of games, reflected in big budget titles moreso than in general-appeal …