Simplicity me game you We are always about to fail!
Simplicity...even crudeness, if two sticks and a rock will do it, great! few parameters intuitive output pipeline integration explainable to artists dependencies code preprocessing markup order compatibility art directable
Performance the constant matters ms, not fps! real comparisons algorithms implementations inputs scenes working sets not just embarrassingly parallel worst case vs. average case?
Source Code: Yes! source code is more rigorous the cost to verify a paper actually works is prohibitively high small fraction of papers are relevant; small fraction of those work as advertised
What to research? Avoid solutions looking for problems. Talk to game developers. Graphics – must integrate well. AI – is game design. Animation – interactivity is king. Perceptual Models and Metrics – what is important?
Miscellaneous Stuff Patents – dont! Patents – if you must be a douche, disclose your douchiness in the abstract. Put your paper online, not behind paywalls. Publish negative results. Answer emails. Play games.