Monday, March 31, 2008

Nascar + Papervision = Monster Burnout

3D Flash has come a long long way in a very short amount of time. Check this Nascar game out from Mr. Doob: Monster Burnout

From a Flash developer's perspective I think the site is incredible. It is by far the most polished looking 3D Flash game yet. And with all of the different visuals going on I was surprised I did not experience any slow downs or lag. On top of that, the ability to save replays to view later or send to friends is very impressive.

From a gamer's perspective, on the other hand, I think its boring. If I am missing something, please let me know. I jumped into Jimmie Johnson's 48, turned the rev up to 11 (1 more than 10), and hit burn rubber. But once in the car I just spun around for a bit and rammed into some walls while Jimmie is shouting "I could do this all day!" Well Jimmie, I can not. I was hoping for a race, but I would have settled for some sort of point system... anything to make me want to come back.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Awareness Test

I found a link to this video on Seth Godin's site. See how well you can do on the test: Awareness Test

It is interesting to apply the results to your daily life. In Seth's case he put a marketing slant on it. How effective are marketing stunts at gaining your awareness?

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Blog Embargo

Here it is. The first post. For better or for worse, I am now a blogger. I have been wanting to create this for awhile now, but my previous employer had a rule against them. The rule went something like this: No Blogs. Sooooo yeah, not much wiggle room there. But now I am onto a new job. I start next Monday at a little place in Indy called the Basement Design + Motion. I am very pumped to say the least. Nothing against Simulex, my previous employer. They have a very exciting future ahead of them and I will always cherish my time and experiences there. I am just ready for a change. Ready to move out of "beautiful" Lebanon Indiana. Ready to get back to Indianapolis. Ready to get my hands dirty with some creative Flash pieces.

What shall I do with this new freedom to blog? I am still working on that. It will probably start with random thoughts and interesting things I find on the web. Hopefully with some experience and possibly some maturity my random thoughts will evolve into some insightful knowledge about Flash development, internet marketing, and life itself. We'll see if that pans out.