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Why I Keep Making the Same Game Over and Over

I just launched a new game, my first in about three years. Presenting Space Rocket: Available now on iOS and Android. It’s a dead simple and addictive high score game in the vein of Snake. It’s free! Go get it! From the Bar to Your Pocket Space Rocket was originally built as one of the

An IndieCade Story

In October 2011 I was kind of drunk. Just kind of drunk. Not like blacked out or anything. But definitely not capable of operating a motor vehicle. This was my first time at IndieCade, because one of my games was nominated. That was Deepak Fights Robots, the best game I’ve made. That was the game

My Nomad Year

Tomorrow I’ll be 28 years old, and for the first time my birthday feels significant. It’s been just about a year since I quit my job and left New York City to make games and live in a van. As a quick recap: I traveled up and down the East coast and across the South

Pray for Simple Problems

How do you get from Atlanta to San Francisco? Cover the miles. You can walk, bike, drive, ride a train or a plane or a horse or a donkey. But whatever you do, you gotta cover the miles. I drove 10,000 miles before West Texas burned my van’s soul out. I survived three nights in

Why I Loved Twitch Plays Pokemon

I was on a video chat with a few of my friends earlier in the week explaining Twitch Plays Pokemon, the tens-of-thousands-of-people-playing-Pokemon-at-once phenomenon that just wrapped up this morning, and my friend Sky pointed out “Isn’t this everything you hate about video games?” He was referring to the grinding aspect of Pokemon (and most RPGs) that

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