Milan Kazarka

Ask me anything   Hi. My name is Milan Kazarka and this is my personal domain :)

This is mostly my online storage space of interesting things I find and am willing to share.

Here you can see things that I find, interesting links, videos and also photos from my life.

Apple Watch
'wannabe'

Apple Watch

'wannabe'

— 1 week ago
#apple watch  #apple 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/invisible-apartment/id873944980?mt=8

Cyberpunk Visual Novel about a girl hacker struggling in a modern World. The story revolves around surveillance, hacking, artificial intelligence, cybernetic implants and those who want to lead a normal life in a high-tech society.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/invisible-apartment/id873944980?mt=8

Cyberpunk Visual Novel about a girl hacker struggling in a modern World. The story revolves around surveillance, hacking, artificial intelligence, cybernetic implants and those who want to lead a normal life in a high-tech society.

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#visual novel  #invisible apartment  #cyberpunk  #milan kazarka  #kinetic novel  #hacking 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/invisible-apartment-lite/id913150697

Cyberpunk Visual Novel about a girl hacker struggling in a modern World. The story revolves around surveillance, hacking, artificial intelligence, cybernetic implants and those who want to lead a normal life in a high-tech society. The Lite version is half the download size than the original Invisible Apartment. We have made a ‘Lite’ version due to demand for a smaller format. This version lacks the videos - the cut-scenes and some graphics are included in smaller sizes. Otherwise it’s the same as the original.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/invisible-apartment-lite/id913150697

Cyberpunk Visual Novel about a girl hacker struggling in a modern World. The story revolves around surveillance, hacking, artificial intelligence, cybernetic implants and those who want to lead a normal life in a high-tech society.

The Lite version is half the download size than the original Invisible Apartment. We have made a ‘Lite’ version due to demand for a smaller format.

This version lacks the videos - the cut-scenes and some graphics are included in smaller sizes. Otherwise it’s the same as the original.

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#invisible apartment  #visual novel  #kinetic novel  #cyberpunk 
Milan Kazarka: Mistake of doing casual games for iPad →

I’ve just checked out Square Enix, because I wanted to know what games are they porting to the iPad and iPhone and I am disappointed by how some of the main players in the industry still view the iPad as a platform for fast, cheap casual games - http://na.square-enix.com/us/games?p=223

The success of games like https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/republique/id687888390?mt=8 Republique should have shown to everyone that the tablet platform isn’t used in the same way as is the iPhone and in general that the mobile platforms aren’t all about flashy colors, collecting candies and funny characters.


I see clones upon clones upon clones of cheap fast free games flooding the app store in the last years. The only thing that could have stopped it is saturation of these trash apps and I believe that exactly that is what’s happened in the last year or so.

There are simply enough cheap copycat games and what’s been urgently missing for the mobile platforms are heavy audiovisual experiences.

Making a casual game is a risk. You either rise high or you remain in the never to be found part of iTunes. Making a heavy audiovisual game is also a risk, you take longer to develop, it’s much much harder, but in my opinion you have at least some chance, because you’ll always find people who’ll find your artwork, your game physics or story. A casual game is either addictive or not, that’s that.

Take a look at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/superbrothers-sword-sworcery/id424912055?mt=8 Sword Sworcery or other titles. They’re not free. They cost money and the make money.

I went down the road of providing heavy audio-visual experiences. I didn’t expect to be a booming hit being downloaded by millions of people - my apps are for a niche market and ere huge (over 200MB). But I get downloads, people are happy and i get good reviews.

One of the series I launched is the Invisible Apartment http://www.invisibleapartment.com I oped for visual novels, since I’m good at stories and producing short stories and I have less experience in 3D or in fully interactive games. I believe that visual novels are the best type of digital storytelling you can bring to a tablet, especially to the iPad.

In the last few Months I’ve met people who tried to convince me to go down the road of doing cheap, flashy, fast games and I always sent these people to hell. I simply hate the ‘large hit or flop’ kind of mentality of flappy bird. It’s true that flappy bird made a lot of cash, but how much did all the thousands of copy cats make? It’s true that you can make a very simple game in one weekend, but is that a contribution to culture, can it be something rememberable and will you get any downloads?

In any case - I’m puzzled that even companies like Square Enix go down the road of promoting cheap flashy games for iPad when their fans are searching for the likes of Final Fantasy.

So. The market for fast and flashy games is saturated. And that’s a good thing.

Now. Let’s create some great rememberable games featuring great artwork and music. Ok?

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#visual novel  #ipad games  #mobile games  #mobile gaming  #square enix  #casual games  #casual gaming  #invisible apartment  #milan kazarka 
Milan Kazarka: 18yo soldiers & deception →

When we’re young we’re prone to all sorts of ideologies. It’s easier to read Nietzsche’s Beyond good & evil and it’s easier to dream about saving the World and being the hero of everyone. You are in your most important growth phase. During your teen years your dreams are kind of burnt into your mind. When you grow up you either despise those dreams, throw them away in the wake of the ‘adult pragmatism’ or you continue to pursue them with all of your strength.

I believe that you shouldn’t throw away your dreams, you shouldn’t let your surroundings tell you that just because you’re 20 or 30 that you should stop doing things you like, reading the manga you like, that you should necessarily grow a mustache, buy a Volvo and lead the most standard of standard lives.

It’s a mistake to forget about yourself and who you are.

This being said many people mostly in politics and media exploit this time in our lives to radicalize us, to make us into soldiers, to make us fans and obedient. It’s simpler to radicalize the teenage masses than it is to radicalize the 30 or 40 somethings. You have to your disposal gray matter which is still forming and you might be one of the factors which decides how it will end up looking.

The Arab spring, now the war in Ukraine. I don’t think that the changes pursued by one or the other waring parties could ever justify civil war, but there is simply too many young people involved. Too many radicalized teenagers who believe that the World will change in a snap and that the future holds an utopia for them.

There are no utopias, there is no perfect World. What we can do is simply to try to live together and push the World forward. Let’s not forget our dreams, but let’s also not push them into other’s heads with violence and deception.

There is no real reason to sacrifice your life for the ideologies of politicians or self proclaimed leaders.

You are being used as tools, not in any way equal with those in power. Your elasticity made you vulnerable to radical thoughts simply because you are curious and are in a need for figuring out what meaning your life has.

Who are the rulers? Those who realize this elasticity of the human psyche. Those who don’t forget their own dreams and who use others for the sake of realizing them. Those who don’t throw their own lives away and know how to mold others change the World. Not the fans, not the masses, not the soldiers.

— 2 weeks ago
#deception  #war  #arab sprint  #ukraine  #soldiers  #lies 

Food I eat in Central Slovakia - some rabbit, some potatoes, some tomatoes and such

— 3 weeks ago
#food porn  #food  #slovakia  #slovensko  #potatoes  #tomatoes 

tenyearsofsleep:

Ten Years of Sleep - Prologue, soundtrack #3 by Søren Nissen Jørgensen 

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Ten Years of Sleep - Prologue http://www.tenyearsofsleep.com

soundtrack, Søren Nissen Jørgensen - And they were right https://soundcloud.com/soimanislander

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kinetic novel by Milan Kazarka

illustrations by Jorge Murillo

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People never change. Dreams, ambitions and fear will accompany us everywhere we go. How will it feel to stand on alien soil and still hear an echo of home? Why do we travel and where do we really feel at home? Regardless of our progress some questions remain on our side.

Ten Years of Sleep is a visual novel for those who travel.

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#visual novel  #kinetic novel  #milan kazarka  #soundtrack  #novel  #sci-fi  #scifi 
rfmmsd:

Artist:
Audrey Kawasaki

'Hirari Hirari' show at Merry Karnosky Galleryalong with talented Tara McPherson and DeeDee CherielAugust 2 ~August 30, 2014

http://www.mkgallery.com/

rfmmsd:

Artist:

Audrey Kawasaki

'Hirari Hirari' show at Merry Karnosky Gallery
along with talented Tara McPherson and DeeDee Cheriel
August 2 ~August 30, 2014

http://www.mkgallery.com/

(Source: audrey-kawasaki.com)

— 1 month ago with 109 notes