I made Manzi a game in Unity about her kitty for her birthday: Manzi Gear – the story of the tactical espionage master, Butter Cat. He gets an assignment from Otatom: a delicious piece of butter is being held in the heavily guarded compound of “Parent’s Heaven,” and he is tasked with retrieving it.
When you can’t play a game you’re excited about, you write about it, instead.
Driving to Target before work on the day the latest installment of the Fallout had me waxin’ poetic. The hype machine was in full effect, most of the people in my internet bubble were stoked and ready to play this game. I ran into two women at the store on the same quest I was: Acquire Nerd Soda. It was all sold out. Instagram pictures were taken, we lamented on how the superfans need to chill out and let us regular fans enjoy stuff. It got me wondering what degree of fan I was. This world has been a part of *my* world for a long time.
I got to work on a really cool project that combined a bunch of things I like and am good at: rolling my face across a keyboard, dressing up like a banana with bunny ears, and dancing under blinking lights.
Let’s talk about things:
Black Mirror is amazing and you should watch it. This is what I thought about each episode:
I assure you, I am still alive, and well. I am just spending any writing time on my story, and not bloggernetting.
I am twooting:
As of now I’m about ~14k words out of about 22k words through the first rough draft of what will probably be a novella, so whatever I’m doing is actually working.
Simply put, any time spent not working on my story is not going to get my story written, so I am super-focused on working through that.
Playtika Santa Monica (A.K.A. Buffalo Studios) is hiring like mad, again. We have all flavors of jobs.
If you or anyone you know of is interested in any of these jobs, please email me at tmannino (at) playtika.com, or message me directly on any flavor of social media. I will pass your information along! Red jobs are in HIGH DEMAND!
- Monetization VP
- Sr. PHP Engineer
- Sr. Unity Engineer
- Sr. Big Data Engineer
- Sr/Monetization Analyst
- Product Manager-Economy
- Sr/Marketing Analyst
- Sr. Game Designer
- Systems Administrator
- Sr. Big Data Database Administrator
For job descriptions, head over to:
I am still here. I am still alive. I have been writing on paper a lot so mister website has been neglected. Continue reading Still Alive, and Talking About Priorities
A lot of really bad shit happened the past few days.
I don’t need to list it all off, because you already know what happened. Everyone has already voiced their opinions and hashtags and shared information. Generally, from my perspective, it’s been very constructive, healthy and understanding. Lots of good dialogue, some understandable frustrations and tears, but most of it good.
But first, let’s jump back a few days to Friday.