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Working against cognitive biasAs a product manager, one of the most difficult challenges I’ve had to deal with is how to understand and prevent cognitive bias, within myself and while presenting or processing information from my team mates.Great Product Managers are often generalists, and need to have a broad but somewhat shallow understanding of

Photo by Joshua Newton on UnsplashScoping spawn points in Unity with ScriptableObjectWhatever game you happen to be playing, it’s inevitable you’ll encounter some form of spawn. Players spawn, enemies spawn — even collectibles require a spawn system to appear in-game.In Unity, there are different ways of spawning objects. You can create game objects as your spawn reference

3 reasons it’s okay if you’re not #1 in your fieldPhoto by Zane Lee on UnsplashAs humans, especially artists, we compare. Aesthetics, polish, technical expertise, we rank our works against each other, for reference, critique and learning purposes. There was always someone else better (and often younger) out there who had greater accomplishments than us.“I’m not

What we read to raise our game — and why it’s essentialWhatever it is you’re doing, there are usually people out there who have been doing it for longer, or have attempted something similar before. The best way to cut out decades of trial and error is to absorb their learnings and incorporate them into

Identifying and managing burnoutPhoto by Jacqueline Day on UnsplashBurnout. It’s a term I’m sure we’re all familiar with, but if you haven’t already gotten acquainted:Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.Do these qualities

Photo by LinkedIn Sales Solutions on Unsplash3 new working habits to help you make the gradeAfter years of projects and homework, you’re finally near the end of your school life and ready to search for an internship opportunity. But have you ever wondered what actually goes into preparing for this next step?Before I started my internship,

Photo by Amy Shamblen on UnsplashHow server-side software supports the giveaways players loveEngagement is a central issue for all sorts of platforms, whether it’s a social media account or a brick-and-mortar shop. Every project, every business seeks some sort of loyalty from their customers, users, or even casual passers-by. Games are no exception: in fact,

Photo by Drew Coffman on UnsplashRethinking work-life balance in the games industryIt’s the end of your workday. You’re whittling away at what should be the last of your work, telling yourself it’s the last thing you’ll do today. You do the same with a new task. Next thing you know, it’s past working hours. Sound