Month: April 2012

Warning – Trespassers Will Be Horribly Mutilated

I recently decided to replay the LucasArts adventure game that started it all: Maniac Mansion. Inspired by cheesy horror and sci-fi b-movies, the game invented many of the conventions that would define the genre for the next decade. I had previously played the (heavily censored) NES version, but used the ’89 PC remake for this…

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Fixing gluUnProject in Android Froyo

Lately, I’ve been working on a new Android app which will make use of 3D graphics. The Android SDK provides its own implementation of OpenGL ES which differs between Android releases. Since my current phone runs Android 2.2, I’m stuck with that release for the time being, and it looks like the version of the…

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