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Ryan Christensen's Blog


Game developer and software engineer.

I work at Drawlabs Game Studio where I make web games, mobile games, desktop games and game middleware from network servers/clients to stats tracking and community tools for contract, white label and internal products.

I write about tracking web/mobile game development at:

I also participate in SupaSupa Games a collective of game developers in Phoenix making fun games for new markets.

Previously I worked at 2XL Games, Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, and Prizelogic + Nomadic Agency making web, interactive, mobile (iPhone/iPad/iPod/iOS/Android) and multi-platform desktop games, apps, web interactives and tools for entertainment/promotion.

"There is no subject more captivating, more worthy of study, than nature. To understand this great mechanism, to discover the forces which are active, and the laws which govern them, is the highest aim of the intellect of man."
-- Nikola Tesla


Ryan Christensen's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/12/2014 - 08:44]

It must be hexagons all ...

It must be hexagons all the way down. Mind blown on the Q bert hexagon hiding in plain sight.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/28/2014 - 08:37]

Lots of rewards systems mimic ...

Lots of rewards systems mimic this in a way while you are away from the game as well. When you return your characters/team/group/guild has earned you a reward. Encouraging returns in a more low-impact way but spread out over time for dedicated players. Even mobile has daily, weekly, monthly rewards ...

Comment In: [News - 08/25/2014 - 02:34]

This makes all youtube monopoly ...

This makes all youtube monopoly scares gone, this is great, there are now two channels and more will arrive after one goes this big like messaging apps after WhatsApp . Everyplay is also there so three I guess Unity supported . r n r nAmazon is actually a good steward ...

Comment In: [News - 08/22/2014 - 05:05]

User generated content to show ...

User generated content to show off how smart the player is in a way just show and tell, and it definitely gets rotation. Minecraft operating systems and hard drives etc.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/30/2014 - 06:39]

Screenshots and icons, the new ...

Screenshots and icons, the new box art. Both very important for window shoppers. The icon can literally be the reason why someone keeps it on their device for a while or not, sexy icons.

Comment In: [News - 07/24/2014 - 06:20]

Might be a good thing ...

Might be a good thing for Everyplay and others. r n r nTwitch has massive integration though and that is some hard battles baked into the brand. However as much focus as Youtube has in marketing games and this acquisition, there will be more competition here. r n r nYou ...