Author: <span class="vcard">Todd Mitchell</span>

Crime Doesn’t Play

A player with a criminal history makes waves in the competitive fighting game community and a major game journalism site serves up a full week of focus on the prison system with a heaping side of politics….




Booyah Grandma

Oh snap, the site has a podcast now! GameDev Breakdown shares the same focus as the site: all things game industry and game development….




The Legend of Extreme Paintbrawl’s Mysterious Soundtrack

I was talking shop with a close friend recently about OST composition (he’s an extraordinary musician, producer, and almost certainly one of my studio’s future composers) when he brought up a desire to compose a game soundtrack he would really enjoy listening to, even when he’s not playing the game. It’s a noble goal, and…




Next-Gen Nerds: Episode 2 – Unofficial Show Notes

After a brief trial period and confirmation that I won’t be too easily fired, I’m happy to share my new podcast, Next-Gen Nerds! This show is the product of me and two close friends having kids, being nerds, and spending an hour a week together, under the tutelage of our friends at Lineup Media. The early feedback has…




Letter Taps – The Official Postmortem

A version of this article was also submitted to the go-to game industry shop talk site, Gamasutra. If you’re not familiar with the tradition of postmortem write-ups in the game industry, it’s not a negative term. It’s the practice of writing about the design, development, and the launch of a game, including reflection on what…




My Indie Educational Game Is Out!

If it isn’t obvious from the gap between this post and the last one, many things are happening! Letter Taps Is Out Now! My indie educational game, Letter Taps is available in the Google Play and iOS App Store now! This is the product of my last six months and I can’t tell you how good it…




A Weekend at the St. Louis PixelPop Festival

I first heard about the PixelPop Festival last year. It was of particular interest to me as I was making killer progress on The Path of Dissent (sadly unfinished for now) and I was thinking seriously about trying to demo it at the event. It was about that time that I had to accept that my recent…




Better Gaming Videos Through Coding

You may have noticed I work casually on semi-regular gaming videos with friends that I post around here and at the OHC subdomain. How do I have time for that? I definitely don’t. Gaming is an important hobby, it’s led me directly to anything I’ve been successful at, and I take it seriously. Still, I…




How I Brought Adam Carolla’s “Dude Maintain” App to Life in About Six Hours

Update: Huge thanks to Adam for sharing this post on Twitter! Those of you who know me personally know I’ve been a big fan of Adam Carolla (and his broadcast buddy Dr. Drew) since the early Loveline days when I’d tune in on the hour drive back from tech school or work every night. So when my…




Pokemon Go: WTF Roundup

Since its release in the middle of last week, Pokemon Go has pretty well set the world on fire. A crappy launch in the summer heat plagued by server issues hasn’t kept players from taking to the streets and…tapping on pictures of Pokemon and whatever the hell. The game has been so unexpectedly popular, Nintendo shares were up…