Anonymous asked: Ed's mentioned several times that you helped Binding of Isaac reach playable speeds when Florian's optimization efforts failed him. What did that entail, and how long did it take? Oh, and excited for Rebirth?
I told Florian to bitmap cache the bullets and draw them instead of having them as per bullet vector instances…it took me all of 15 minutes and improved the speed by a lot…however no one really seems to care that Isaac runs pretty crappy even with that optimization so my contribution was moot. I did suggest an item that would allow you to reroll items in a room and I think that became the D6.
trampzy asked: Hey Tommy! In the past, either you or Ed mentioned developing for Nintendo consoles. I was wondering how exactly did you get in contact with them? Nintendo doesn't seem to hand out info to developers the way Sony or Steam does :S
We emailed them and they liked what we did.
Anonymous asked: What do you think of women with tattoos and piercings(besides the one hole per ear)?
I like Tattoos as long as the aren’t crazy. Piercings aren’t attractive to me unless they are on the ear and not excessive. I don’t go for the lip, nose, eyebrow, etc etc piercings.
Anonymous asked: Did you play with M.U.S.C.L.E toys when you were younger?
A little, not as much as Ed.
Anonymous asked: Man, now I remember you saying a bunch of times that you wanted to make a scripting language. Glad you've been able to do it. Going to post pics of the kid's fan art?
Yea this isn’t the scripting language I want to design, this is extremely light weight and specific to MewGenics. I’m going to post about Seth once I get home.
Anonymous asked: What is the most useful advanced programming technique, that you use on a regular basis and would recommend every developer to learn too?
I have no idea.
spexguy3000 asked: So, whats the story with your profile picture? I know it's one of the achievements on Grey Matter. But any thing else? Thank you!
It’s a thing I made up in highschool…it’s my “Prince” symbol.
roguecreature asked: Hey Tommy, are you using DirectX or OpenGL for the graphics in both SMB and MG?
It varies depending on the platform.
juan0tron asked: Hey dude! I was the guy who asked you to write me a Cards Against Humanity card (4th grade yearbook, it's on my Twitter, @juan0tron). Just wanted to say thanks for being such a cool dude!
Haha awesome! You’re very welcome.