So you want to get a PhD?

So you want to get a Ph.D.? I am Batu, a 2017 NYU Abu Dhabi graduate. I am in the second year of my Ph.D. program in Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There are several things I wish I had known before I started my Ph.D. This piece of writing hopes […]

Design Dive #1 – Splasher

In this first design dive, I will be looking into the first level of Splasher, a fun and colorful platformer made by Splashteam from a First Time Player perspective. Why only the first level? Because the first seconds/minutes of your experience is incredibly important and the hardest to design. As a game designer, when you spend years […]

Language Is Broken

It was a sad day when I realized language was completely broken. Language, as we use it, does not result in any amount of data transfer. We are only passing references around! Let me explain. I will be using the word “Love” as an example because it is hard for most people to pinpoint what it […]

Moodboard

When I finished my first draft I realized there weren’t enough of some colors. So I just added some band aid style color supplements.