Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering.
Worked at Boeing, Apple, Sierra Online, Digital Pictures, Stormfront Studios, and 3DO.
Independent developer since 2003.
My company is Mousechief Co.
Three time, IGF finalist. Winner of innovation award from the Casual Games Association. IGF honorable mention. Indiecade Finalist. Nominated by the Writer's Guild of America for best game script.
The Witch's Yarn
Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!
Shipping soon: 7 Grand Steps.
A musing on intent and interpretation of games with narratives told primarily through gameplay.
Indie games with great writing are going unrecognized by the IGF. Writing is a foundational craft of game development, equal to graphics, audio, and technical efforts. The IGF needs a writing award.
Revisiting Slow video games. A bunch of high quality ones are hitting the app stores, right now. The article discusses their significance and presents one approach to developing them.
[Blog - 02/04/2016 - 02:14]
As these companies, in aggregate, ...
As these companies, in aggregate, take fewer risks and spend more, the decline will hasten. People will tire of same-old, same-old. r n r nThere will be fresh games, from the big co 's. and more from smaller houses, but most will be treading well known waters. r n r ...
[News - 12/25/2015 - 04:48]
Left 4 Dead, and 7 ...
Left 4 Dead, and 7 Grand Steps are a couple other games that use modular storytelling, created independently of those in the article and of each other.
[Blog - 12/08/2015 - 01:31]
[News - 11/30/2015 - 04:00]
I bought a Mac in ...
I bought a Mac in the first 100 days. Remember that being a thing Apple commissioned an artist to make 1 bit graphics look good. Zen and the Art of the Macintosh was pretty amazing. r n r nAlso, Alice. First Mac game looked great, and it shipped in premium ...
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[Blog - 06/11/2015 - 01:08]
This is where we should ...
This is where we should discuss cut-scene granularity. A single line of dialog can be considered a cut-scene if the player 's attention is distracted from controlling the game. Generic platformer person jumps past a puffy, white cloud, and it says, Jump high enough and the stars will be yours. ...