I'm a professional game developer from Wakefield, England, working for TickTock Games.
I'm a married father of five and I am also the director and lead programmer of Retroburn Ltd.
Martin 'Bytrix' Caine
Father. C++ Games Programmer. Cyclist. Guitarist.
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Friday, March 16th 2012 / XNA
I've not posted much lately as I've been busy finishing my game Positron but I've been seeing increasingly negative comments targetted at Microsoft with regards to Windows 8, XNA, and XBLIG lately and I thought I'd post something to share my thoughts.

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Wednesday, January 4th 2012 / Gaming
A few days ago I completed my first play-through of Deus Ex: Human Revolution (on the Xbox 360) and I thought I'd take the opportunity to write a short review of the game and share some of my thoughts regarding the game's direction

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Tags:   deus ex   eidos   games   montreal   reviews   xbox
Thursday, October 20th 2011 / XNA
I was pleased to see an article about Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) on gamesindustry.biz this week, but after reading it I think the writer still did not really explain what the article title hinted at. The article in question subtitled 'How To Survive' does not really give much insight into how the platform and the marketplace works for the average developer. It showcases some of the work done by some of the more experienced developers and sweeps away the thousands of failed ventures that have gone before them.

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Tags:   games   xblig   xbox   xbox live indie games   xna
Monday, March 21st 2011 / XNA
I've just submitted this issue on Connect (Microsoft's 'Bug tracker'), if you're an XNA developer interested in developing for XBLIG please read and 'vote-up' my issue (note you'll need to log in to a Live! account first):

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Tags:   live   network   storage   xblig   xbox   xna