Anonymous asked: There is a vampire who lives in a castle with four underground vaults arranged in a line. A vampire hunter is on the prowl and to avoid her, the vampire sleeps in a different vault every day. He can only choose a vault that is directly adjacent to the vault he slept in the previous day. The vampire hunter can go to one vault every day. If she finds the vampire, she'll kill him. If not, she'll have to wait another day. Is there a sequence of vaults to guarantee she'll eventually find the vampire?
At first I didn’t read that they are arranged in a line and concluded it was impossible, then I went to type that and saw they were arranged in a line. The solution is this:
Choose vault 2 twice, if you haven’t found him then you can conclude he’s either in vault 3 or 4. At that point choose vault 3 twice. If you haven’t found him by then, you know he will be in vault 2. This is because when you first chose vault 3, he switched from vault 3 to vault 2. Then on your second vault 3 choice if you didn’t find him you know he switched to vault 1 from vault 2 which means on the next turn he has to switch to vault 2 because he has no where else to go.
Anonymous asked: I have made a few games and I really love making games as a hobby. But sometimes I get tired of it, and I take a break for a few weeks. Do you ever experience getting tired? If so, how do you cope with it?
Not really, there’s enough for me to work. For example, if I get tired of cat AI, I work on Rendering, if I get tired of that I work on AI, if I get tired of both there’s any number of things I can work on in game.
Anonymous asked: I can give you some of my beautiful hair in exchange for your soul :)
I gave my soul up to get rid of the hair.
Anonymous asked: Don't you like the Smash Bros series? I feel that the mechanic and design of those games are really sweet. Are you exited for the new one?
I’m looking forward to the new one.
Anonymous asked: How are you and Ed dealing with time management whilst working on Mewgenics? I'm sure the freedom is great, but do you guys ever miss having that pressure to hit hard deadlines (like you probably did with Meat Boy)
Not being under the gun is great but it doesn’t affect the speed that we work…if anything it will make the game a higher quality game.
There is something about the struggle of living off nothing, working on something huge and having the dreams of the future while going through the problems of the present. It’s a feeling that the work you’re doing and your life at that point has more meaning and is more important than anything in your past or present. You feel like you are on the cusp of realizing a dream yet have no idea what the outcome will be but good or bad you know that at that moment you have to work hard to see it through because that’s all you have. It’s how Amstrong must have felt when he was flying up to the moon. It’s how Columbus must have felt when he was sailing across the ocean. It’s how Einstein must have felt when he was theorizing about relativity. It’s knowing that there is no other path for you than the one you are presently on and no matter how painful the journey is, the thought of quitting and going back is more painful. That feeling got me through the hardest times in Meat Boy without even knowing it. The only way I realize I miss it is by being able to reflect on it now that it’s over. Its a feeling I will chase probably for the rest of my life and I hope I get to experience it again.
Anonymous asked: Your such a good inspiration, you and Ed got me into making games at such an early age, did you have an inspiration of a person when you were little?
Anonymous asked: My teacher called me disturbed? Why? Does she feel threatened she is always taking words out of my story (she does not know) saying you just got that how of a dictionary you arrogant boy, also my maths is years ahead and I destroy at ICT, could me just maybe making her feel in superior have an affect. Sorry to sound arrogant. You are a huge inspiration Tommy, I hope to meet you one day! :)
You sound arrogant as hell dude. Based on the wording of this question, I’m guessing you are kind of a pain in the ass and I’m guessing you show her little to no respect. I don’t know if you are smarter than her or not but if you are you should see that your intelligence should have no bearing on the amount of respect you show her as an authority figure.
If you are as smart as you claim, then try to look at this logically: Why do you care? Wouldn’t it be easier if you already know more than she does to just do the work like she wants, make the good grades, and move on with no conflict? Choose your battles and get over yourself. You can’t put “smarter than my teacher” on a job resume so why waste energy even thinking about it?
The truly smart kids do their boring homework (sometimes right before class), pay attention as much as they can bare and make it through with a good GPA meanwhile at home they are expanding their mind technically and creatively and shaping their future. The arrogant, not as smart as they think they are kids spend all their time trying to prove to their teachers that they are smarter than them and end up working tech support, gamestop, or 7-11 all the while dreaming and insisting to themselves that they can do better when they can’t because they exhausted their time trying to prove something pointless.
Can you guess which one I was?
Anonymous asked: You rant about Obama, but does that mean youre a Republican? Cause if so, I'd immediately hate all the games youve made.
When have I ever ranted about Obama? And even if I did why would that make you hate my games?
Something you should realize about politics. There is no right party. Each party has their strengths and weaknesses. Democrats are spineless pussies but they have compassion for the middle and lower class. Republicans are selfish assholes but they don’t want to spend all of our money frivolously. For just about every issue the most logical and correct solution is the one that is reached by both sides working together and both sides understanding and respecting the others concerns no matter how stupid, ignorant, or irresponsible they may seem to either side.
Personally, I side more with Democratic policies because I believe things like the minimum wage being raised to $15, healthcare for everyone, higher taxes on the rich to help pay for education and health programs, etc. I do agree with the Republican concept of watching our spending and not overextending ourselves and going into debt while still remaining a strong and powerful nation in the eyes of the rest of the world. I believe the two parties are not mutually exclusive though but I think what is happening now is a concept of extreme push and pull which is preventing a logical middle ground scenario from being reached on just about every issue presented. I feel this is due to leadership failures in the house, senate, and by the president. Basically I think they are all fucking babies that get paid WAY too much, do WAY too little, and have no clue how to work as a team. If it were up to me, I’d fire everyone and start new.
So yea, just because a person is a Democrat or a Republican, don’t make judgements on them or you are just as bad as the people that are currently heading our deadbeat congress.
Anonymous asked: What kind of sorcery did you use to find a woman?
A spell called “not being a pussy and talking to them like a person”.