Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DJ R.O.B. got mentioned in "Best Entries for Game Career Guide's Game Design Challenge"!

Please check for more details. You can red this blog post here.

I just checked the Results from Game Design Challenge: The Return Of R.O.B. on's website and I was delighted to see that my submitted idea is among the best entries for this challenge!

If you want to know more about the idea, check the original blog post in where I describe it in detail.

To be perfectly honest, I was a bit sceptic that my idea would be in the best entries as I didn't have enough time to polish the game design concept that much, but I was somehow confident that they would like the idea.

But in the end, the idea went through and I am extremely happy as this feels very rewarding. I will definitely keep working on new Game Designs and I'll keep submitting ideas to GCG's Challenges. It allows me to practice my Game Designing skills and although it is not a game to show, it shows that I have good ideas, the ability to design and make them become a real game. And you'll never know, maybe I'll start making one of this games, one of this days! :D

Finally, I would like to thank Nuno Barreiros again for providing me with the amazing art that was submitted with the idea. I'm quite sure it helped my idea get through!


EDIT: I just noticed that when listing the items on Features list in's site (, the icon for the "Results from Game Design Challenge: The Return Of R.O.B." thread is a thumbnail of my submission! :D

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A huge leap for Mankind indeed

Please check for more details. You can red this blog post here.

I just read a very interesting article about the first week of NASA's Mars mission and I can't help feeling totally overwhelmed and in awe with the findings. Sure, its just a bunch of pictures that show pretty much nothing more than a deserted landscape, with no signs of life as we know it.

But I can't help thinking we are talking about a planet that is really far away from us. Depending on where Earth and Mars are in their respective orbits, they can be anywhere from 58 million to over 400 million kilometers apart. That means if you drove your car there, on an average speed of 120km/h, it would take you between 55 to 380 years (!) to get to Mars... :P

Either way, this is indeed a huge step forward for Mankind and the proof that we are indeed very inquisitive and clever beings, if only we'd focus on doing inquisitive and clever things all the time...

Check the 360 degrees images of Mars' surface below or here.

Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2 in New Mexico