My name is Mick West. I’m a game programmer, and have been for a long time. Now I spend more time experimenting and writing than working on actual games. This site,, is where I write about games programming, and post some of the experimental code I have written.

Some of the articles on this site first appeared in Game Developer Magazine, where I have written the monthly “Inner Product” programming column since August 2005. New Game Developer Magazine articles should appear here about three months after they appear in print.

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