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2:57 PM on 04.14.2015

What It's REALLY Like Making Indie Games

So I'm working on two indie games at once. And I would say that overall it's pretty typical of indie game development. Small team trying to do it all. Refactoring lots of code as we learn about better ways to c...   read

1:30 PM on 03.21.2015

I Would Never Get My Own Cooking Show

So I was pleasantly surprised at you all actually enjoyed my recent blog post about making fried rice. After all, Dtoid is a gaming focused website, and that instantly conjures up images of people who rather ea...   read

2:27 PM on 03.18.2015

Never Revealed Game Concepts

While cleaning out my pile of artwork and paperwork, I found some old game concepts that brought back memories. Some of this stuff dates back 20 years, so it's amusing to look back and see what was going through my head...   read

2:24 AM on 03.13.2015

Tossing My Art Salad

When you have a pile of artwork stacked up all over the the place, it starts to look like an art salad. Except it's made from trees, so maybe mulch is a better comparison. It's heavy as hell when you gotta lug boxes of i...   read

6:41 PM on 03.10.2015

How To Make Wicked Fried Rice

Not to lump all you gamers out there into one big wad, but it seems to be the unfortunate reality that many of you are much better at Cooking Mama than real life cooking. After all, in a day and age where it's ...   read

2:15 PM on 03.01.2015

Classic clip from Bethesda Softworks' XCar

I use to work on this PC game called XCar: Experimental Racing at Bethesda Softworks about 20 years ago. You can't find much info about the game online because it's before the internet got popular. But I managed to dig u...   read

12:23 PM on 02.19.2015

How Much Is Your Junk Worth?

The great purge continues! Since it's Chinese New Years, this is a fitting post. During this time of the year, you are suppose to get rid of old stuff, and clean things up. Start the new year off fresh. I'm just getting ...   read

9:07 PM on 01.28.2015

Win My Sweet Gaming Swag

So Ludette and I agreed to get rid of much of what we own and live 2015 ultra minimalistic. Why? That's another story. For now, all you need to know is that I'm giving away a box of my gaming swag! It's part of the Great...   read

1:51 AM on 01.22.2015

Oh Hai. Here's What I Been Up To

Let's see, so what have I been up to in 2014.  Totally scrapped and rebuilt Spark Rising, a FPS sandbox game. Started up a new venture FitGoFun using games to inspire people to get fit. Lived in Hawaii most ...   read

4:30 AM on 09.16.2014

What would YOU do with $2.5 BILLION?

You heard by now. Minecraft was acquired for $2.5 billion.  And it seems trolls and haters are already out in full force. Let's put this into perspective. Who wouldn't sell for that much money? What would you ...   read

12:58 PM on 10.29.2013

48 Hour Live Steam For Spark Rising!

It's on! We're in our final 30 some hours left for the Spark Rising Kickstarter, and we already hit our $17K goal. Swuuuuuueeet! But the last minute hoorah continues at a fun pace! We got a 4...   read

6:44 PM on 09.28.2013

Why I became a Dtoid HUGE member

I was going to hawk my Kickstarter (OK, small plug here), but instead, I was inspired to share why I became a HUGE member. To me, no one else fights so ferociously to entertain gamers above all other objectives. The industry ...   read

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