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…




Hands-On GameDev: Five-Minute Textures

If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you may have caught me sprucing up my “developer art” during a coding break, thrilled with myself for very quickly improving the backdrop of my card game prototype. If not, here was the tweet: I combined a couple of incredibly lame tricks to get this background and I could…




New Video: Overwatch – Junkrat on D

Overwatch-mania continues. The game is starting to take the OHC crowd by storm, so I finally have friends to play with–going too long without that achievement for playing ONE game as part of any group was just getting sad. …




This Guy Left a Competitive Overwatch Match with Good Reason

Overwatch’s competitive play has been live for a few days now, and most players are familiar with the ups and downs of getting ranked and battling your way to the top. Matches are longer, the endgame rules have changed, and you can occasionally expect to be punished for the poor performance of the strangers on…




Disillusioned by Social Media? Me Too.

I took to Medium today to share some thoughts on the disappointing nature of the modern internet….