Archive for September 2013

Raw Vidcaps of Initial RLE Tests

Dear Readers,

I had the raw vid-caps here from my tests… These have since been post-processed to overlay the camera feeds and perform a bit of cleanup editing where needed. Therefore, I’ve removed the links to the raw footage. If you wish to see the new polished versions, visit my SIP page:




Pretty handsome fellow, 'eh?

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Ready Player One



If you have not yet read Ready Player One (, then I highly encourage you to go to the official site, your nearest book store, or etc and get it. I don’t care if it is the printed book, eBook, or audio book — you have GOT to read/hear this! I’m nearly finished with it in only two weeks as I have been unable to put it down! The OASIS is *precisely* what I am trying to create with my Student Innovation Project. I’m already part way there.

I successfully integrated the Oculus Rift and the Kinect with Portal 2 last weekend (YouTube videos avaible on my SIP page: and in so doing created an absolutely phenomenal gameplay experience like no other I have ever had before! And when my Virtuix Omni ( arrives at my home in the next few months, I’ll be even closer to blurring fiction and reality. It will be the next best thing to having a haptic full-immersion rig like those described in RPO.


The future is here, my friends. Now we just need to grasp hold of it and make it a present-day reality!

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Hello world!

Hi! Welcome to my WordPress site! My name is Nathaniel “Nate” Swanson and my gamertag/avatar name is “Boswen.” I am a generalist game programmer with lots of enthusiasm and some very ambitious project designs. This site will be a portfolio to showcase two major areas, namely games and game-content I’ve developed (whether solo or on a team), and demos for the Real Life Engine platform I’ve been developing over the past 3 years.

Please enjoy your time surfing my website. I look forward to posting for you in the coming weeks and beyond, dear readers. If you need to reach me, my contact information is available in a widget sidebar to your right.


Farewell and Godspeed!


Nate Swany, Aug 2012

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