Keram's Book Report

Notes & Reflections on Books n Stuff I Have Experienced

A Primer on Audio for Games and Interactive Environments in Unreal Engine 4+

Unreal audio

Unreal Engine has incredible tools for spatialized audio and sound design. It is deep, it is robust, it is complex, but also astoundingly easy to implement and deploy once you have a basic hang of things, using Blueprints or even C++. To get started with your interactive sound design adventure, and assuming you don’t already […]

My Top Ten Board Games in 2019

Not necessarily games that were released in 2019 – but that I played and enjoyed the most (and most of which can be played solo – denoted with a *): *Everdell – this gloriously animated anthropomorphic worker placement, tableau/engine building game is quickly becoming one of BGG’s highest rated games of all time. *Renegade – […]

Unfuck Your Adulting: Give Yourself Permission, Carry Your Own Baggage, Don’t Be a Dick, Make Decisions, & Other Life Skills

First of all Portland’s Microcosm Publishing is awesome. Starting in the very Gen X zine culture, they now publish really practical and useful books on everything from better urban planning and locomation to all things psychology. Which is where this candid and legitimately effective book comes in. Dr. Faith G. Harper offers a no-holds barred […]

Arabat by Clive Barker, Hardcover

Date range read:¬†December 2017 – January 2018 Picked up at¬†Will Durant Public Library, Hollywood Introduction: What an absolutely gorgeous volume, whose glossy, heavy paper carries beautifully suggestive color illustrations by the author to embellish but never overpower the fantastic imagery he creates with the writing. Each chapter plays like a new thought experiment but is […]