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My name is Martin Magni. I make games. Right now I'm working on Tiny Game Jam.

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Hydraulic Lift

July 12, 2014Tagged Tiny Game Jam, Games

Escape an asteroid mine using this hydraulic lift:

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Bitter Potato Salad

July 08, 2014Tagged Essays

So a guy crowd funded his potato salad to the tune of $40,000. Some think it's a brilliant joke that deserves every cent. Others are offended that people throw money at a jokester while ignoring projects that demonstrate real skill and hard work.

Here's the deal. Yes, the guy deserves some money and attention for a novel joke, just not that much! He receives that much, not because he deserves that much, but because the Internet works as an amplifier.

The best products (Minecraft, Flappy Bird) become insanely successful. The merely great products (Infiniminer, Piou Piou) linger in obscurity. This isn't "fair". Work that's twice as good may be rewarded a thousand times more. But then life isn't fair. Some are poor, some get cancer, and some had to live through the Middle Ages.

What can you do? You can only accept that rewards are not fairly distributed. Accepting is not liking. Accepting is feeling offended, insulted, and jelous, but keep moving anyway. You are right to feel angry! It isn't fair! But keep working on your projects, for their intrinsic reward, and for the offbeat chance that you become one of the few who are rewarded a thousand fold.

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New Sci Fi Look

July 05, 2014Tagged Tiny Game Jam, Games

My contraption-building platform game sports a new sci fi look:

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Bridge Building Puzzle

June 28, 2014Tagged Tiny Game Jam, Games

Can you figure out how to build this bridge without any blocks falling into the abyss?

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Playing With Blocks

June 24, 2014Tagged Tiny Game Jam, Games, Martin

35 years later, I still play with blocks! Building stacks in my physics engine instead of my room. Indie game developer life :D

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Block Stacking Physics Engine Demo

June 23, 2014Tagged Tiny Game Jam, Games

I'm so proud these stacks of blocks don't fall over in my physics engine!

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Major Rewrite Gets Rid of Play Mode

June 21, 2014Tagged Tiny Game Jam, Games

I've spent four weeks rewriting much of the game to get rid of the play button.

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The Essence of Indie Game Development

June 19, 2014Tagged Martin, Games

We have discovered the essence of indie game development...

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Code Refactoring Trail

June 17, 2014Tagged Tiny Game Jam, Games

Here's why I haven't posted any Tiny Game Jam progress updates for a while:

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Lucanus Cervus

June 13, 2014Tagged Photos

Europe's biggest beetle, in my back yard!

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I appreciate any feedback

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