What I'm Thinking

This past June, I had the unique experience of publishing a bite-sized representation of what I had been working on for a little under a year and a half to the world: Google AI Blog Post: Quickly Training Game-Playing Agents with Machine Learning Falken Github Repository One and a half years seems like a really short time, and most of it was spent during quarantine. During that time I started driving for real (I had a license for license sake for 10+ years), purchased a home, moved, and handled more than a couple family changes, including welcoming a cat. ... Read More
💪Swole Squad🥊🐜🥗 is a game I submitted for the LD48 game jam back in April. Play at: https://hinerz.itch.io/swole-squad or http://hinasakazaki.com/ChatHorror/ GitHub: https://github.com/hinasakazaki/ChatHorror Overview Inspired by some story-telling chat apps, I decided that for this Ludum Dare, I would make a chat based novel game. Rather than aesthetics or technology, I tried to focus on the emotions text and sound can trigger. A chat screen is something we’re used to seeing – the more realistic it is, the easier it is for the player to immerse as the recipient of the messages, and someone making choices on what messages to send. ... Read More
Late Summer of 2020, my spouse and I purchased a home (a whole heap of fun which I don’t want to think about). While the various fruit trees that it came with weren’t the deciding factor, it certainly seems that they will become a large part of our lifestyle. We’ve only lived here for almost three months, and we’ve already spent quite a bit of effort on the hachiya persimmons for a good two months: ... Read More
This is a game I submitted for LD46 game jam. Play at: https://hinerz.itch.io/love-is-alive GitHub: https://github.com/hinasakazaki/LD46 First, a .gif to start off things… In the midst of shelter-in-home, I’ve been watching a reality show called Love is Blind like many other consumers. In addition to that, I’ve been watching “Couples Therapist Reacts to Love is Blind” on YouTube and it’s been surprisingly insightful! link here Having been shut in with my spouse for over a month now, I am increasingly thankful for vulnerable moments, and aware of walls that we put up when we are unhappy. ... Read More
I started soaping for the following reasons: We had old oil we used for frying that we failed to take to the recycling center during our move in 2017. We had a gallon of old canola oil that one of my old roommates left between 2014 and 2015. My spouse eats a lot of bacon due to his keto diet. My mom had told me before that my grandma would make something called 廃油石鹸, which in English means “Waste oil soap” back in the day with old frying oil. ... Read More