Christopher Kolmatycki

Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, and Shower Singing Enthusiast

Comments Off on China’s Minimum Wage Is Changing the World

Inspired by the APEC conference having just finished in Hawaii, I thought I’d make a post on an article I read a few days ago.   Interesting bit of news I read the other day and I’m sure I don’t understand it as well as I should, but China’s Guangdong province has given a 20% increase to worker’s minimum wage. With the province’s heavy emphasis on manufacturing it could mean   Read More ...

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Comments Off on Getting Into Gaming: Communication with Baseball

As a Game Designer, there is one skill that trumps all others in importance. The skill of communication is absolutely invaluable when dealing with all facets of a game’s life cycle. How do you want the soccer players to move following a cross into the box? Should the Carolina Hurricanes play the trap more often than other teams? Do the enemies have a high skill in using lead pipes? If   Read More ...

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Comments Off on Getting Into Gaming: Passion vs. Profit Part 2

Getting Your Values Straight To follow-up on my previous posting, it’s important to remember that a game with mass-market appeal, can still be a great game. An important part of what I do as a game designer, is the ability to not just know what is fun for myself, but to know what is fun for other people. Can you create a game that you don’t find challenging, but your   Read More ...

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Comments Off on Getting Into Gaming: Passion vs. Profit

One of the largest misconceptions people seem to have is that a great idea will land them a job in the video game industry. While there are a multitude of reasons wrong with that, one common problem I’ve seen is that people design games for themselves, not everyone else. While every so often you get lucky in having your own personal tastes directly lined up with everyone else’s, that’s not   Read More ...

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