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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.

http://drawlabs.com

I write about tracking web/mobile game development at:

http://drawlogic.com

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

http://supasupacross.com

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

https://github.com/drawcode

linkedin.com/in/drawk

http://stackoverflow.com/users/71690/ryan-christensen

 

Ryan Christensen's Comments

Comment In: [News - 07/07/2017 - 07:00]

Don 't forget NFL Blitz, ...

Don 't forget NFL Blitz, Cyberball, Tecmo Bowl arcade first for football games. So fun. Even games like Baseball Stars and RBI baseball you can 't really find that type of fun anymore with realistic sports games. It was great to play as real players in NBA Jam. Arch Rivals ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/27/2017 - 10:40]

Cutting features is hard enough ...

Cutting features is hard enough as a developer without some early access people or crowdfunders making you feel worse. r n r nThe problem is early access and crowdfunding usually make people add to scope, but the inevitable happens and you must cut and scale back scope, that is when ...

Comment In: [News - 06/21/2016 - 10:35]

While Tencent is a mammoth, ...

While Tencent is a mammoth, they do take over and fuel companies quite well. I am blown away by what Epic/Unreal has done after Tencent invested in Epic. They have also just let Riot do what they do for the most part. Selling to Tencent for a game company at ...

Comment In: [News - 03/30/2016 - 12:35]

Why did it take so ...

Why did it take so long, finally ID@XBox was pretty much supposed to be this soon after launch. r n r n Developers will still rely on the existing ID@Xbox system in place for getting their games onto the console. r n r n That means that a developer will ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/03/2015 - 06:12]

Ego and tribalism are two ...

Ego and tribalism are two hugely common traits within studios. Depending on the place it can really harm meritocracy building, individual effort/contribution, ultimately delivering and high quality deliveries. r n r nThe main reason is game development and entertainment fields are an intelligence/logic realm, creative realm and everyone joins the ...

Comment In: [News - 09/09/2015 - 02:46]

Should be fun, I am ...

Should be fun, I am sure the limits of storage and memory/space will evolve in coming versions of Apple TV. They may start their air/pro different levels that can store/access more. Lots of fun possibilities for games that also interact with phones/pads to play or extend play. r n r ...