Paralycid Gameplay Teaser

Here’s a gameplay video from our new game, Paralycid:

We have been working on this game for a time now, and it’s matured enough for a showcase. Paralycid is a state between lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis, and story and gameplay elements feed on them.

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A Special Salute from Guy Cihi, Voice Actor of Silent Hill 2 – James Sunderland

Recently, my friend and team member Zia from Team From Beyond went to a very exciting event on October 4.

Guy Cihi, voice actor of James Sunderland and Dave Schaufele, voice actor of Eddie Dombrowski, both Silent Hill 2 characters, was going to have pizza in North Carolina, to make it into an event, to gather with fans…

As someone who lives in Tennessee, to go North Carolina was relatively easier for Zia, considering I reside in Turkey. But of course, I missed my London connected flight (!) so it became impossible for me to go North Carolina; however Zia said that he would get me something for surprise. I would expect something like a photo, a signed copy of something…

But I got this instead,

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JavaMelody as a Monitoring Plugin in Grails

Since the rise of web applications, abstraction levels has become nearly impossible to trace. For smaller teams with limited time and resources ORM, high level abstraction and deployability is important, yeah; but until when?

I’ve started to work at another software company two months ago. I had to quit my job at an R&D company I worked before as the head of software department at the end of May; but being an indie game developer and independent author, without a certain income nothing was going to work for me (and it didn’t, a rough couple of months), so I searched for a job and finally a colleague presented me where he works, where I have been working for two months now.

Using Grails, (built on Groovy, which is built on Java, which is built on…) ORM is inevitable, also you tend to overlook many things as deadlines and other issues are pushing. In the end, as a relatively new developer, issues that were assigned to me (respond times, load tests, other problems), I had no idea how to investigate (trace the problem to its core) since I am so used to use JDBC as most sophisticated bridge and Java as the highest level language. You may see why in various discussions on the net, especially here in this particular StackOverflow question.

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