Riptide Team Meeting February 21: Allison Allain
Every two weeks we have a company meeting to update the team on all things Riptide Games. At the end of each meeting we select one member to present something they’ve found interesting or worthwhile to share with the group.
This week’s presentation was from Allison Allain, our Sr Game Developer. This is what she shared with the team, along with a short explanation:
As much of Riptide knows, I am constantly listening to NPR. One of my favorite programs is called All Tech Considered. Recently, I've heard two pieces that I thought were really cool. One about a car that can drive itself, and another about a zombie-themed running app.
Having just released Ultimate Battle Zombies, I've had zombies constantly on the brain. So when I heard a story about an app called "Zombies, RUN!" I was excited. I like the exercise of running, but I get bored with it really quickly. This app gives you a way to entertain/scare yourself into a great workout. No need to be torn between your music and this game either, it'll work with your normal running tracks.
Release Date: Feb. 27, 2012
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Who doesn't want a car that drives itself? Sure driving can be fun and exciting, but spending an hour in the car every day to commute into the city can be a drag. Now, the state of Nevada has created a driver's license just for robotic cars, which takes effect March 1, 2012. Cool factoid - when the cars are in testing they will have red license plates, and when they are eventually sold, the plates will be neon green.
I am also completely addicted to hobbies, my newest hobby is creating scenes from Super Mario World with acrylic paint. I'm still learning to paint and these are my first couple, so be kind and remember I'm a programmer.
Finally, one of my favorite things we did when we were in Orlando (other than going to NASA), was our trip to Medieval Times. I am a huge fan of jousting. So here's to the team! Ah memories.