25 July 2007

About the Name

I've had a couple of inquiries about the "opioid" in the framework name, so I just wanted to make it clear that it is not meant to be a pro-drugs statement or anything like that. It's a bit of an unfortunate choice from a marketing perspective, but the link to gaming in this case is that endorphin is a natural opioid (and Endorphin2D would've been a clumsy name for a framework).

(EDIT: actually, the wikipedia link doesn't currently explain the connection all that well, since it doesn't mention the supposed connection between endorphins and feelings of pleasure and euphoria.)


Blogger Chaz said...

That explains a whole lot. I was kinda weary about the name but I don't mind it much now.

25 July, 2007 22:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, for some people game developing is as addictive as opioid!

26 July, 2007 00:39  
Blogger gbarber said...

Off topic, but are you going to get trac & svn back online soon? I'd like to make some patches/contributions.

07 August, 2007 09:43  
Blogger shang said...

gbarber: Sorry for the late reply, I was on a vacation trip for the past week.

The server that hosts my TRAC/SVN seems to have gone completely missing (again) during my vacation. I can't even connect to it using SSH. I mailed the support staff and will incidentally start looking for another hosting service.

11 August, 2007 20:47  

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