Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




June 2015

Knights of Pen & Paper : Repetitive Genius

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Android, PC, RPG, Apple

In 2013, I was working on a small RPG game for mobile devices. The idea was to make a game from core concepts of RPGs, such as Legend of the Red Dragon, to the smartphone. Unfortunately, several months before I could complete my project, Behold Studio releases Knights of Pen and Paper. To be fair, it was a much better game than anything I was working on, so I moved…



November 2009

Torchlight is Awesome!

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, RPG

While reading Massively, I saw a mention of a game that I didn’t know before, Torchlight. That was the second time I saw the game name today, the first time was praises from Penny Arcade. So I decided to check it out. The reviews were pretty impressive, a meta critic score of 86 is not to be ignored. One quote that particularly struck me was that the game captured…



September 2008

The RPG Encyclopedia

by Alexandre Denault, on Classics, RPG, Web Development

The RPG Encyclopedia was my first large project, a labor of love for three years. The site had a good following in its latter years, presenting an idea that would latter be improved by giants … 1996 – 1997 : Dragonfire years On November 11th 1996, I opened my first website, the Unofficial Squaresoft Encyclopedia. At that time, the Internet was an infant, barely allowing for HTML pages to have image backgrounds. I…



July 2008

Valkyrie Profile, a Warning!

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, RPG

I’ve just finished Valkyrie Profile a couple of days ago, so I might still be biased. I’m also very angry with the game. Or rather, I’m angry at the ending of the game. The game involves you playing Valkyrie, training the newly departed to be warriors for a great war in Valhalla. The story of the game is fairly disjoint, but foreshadows a more sinister connection. The…