Pizzarithmetic Dot Com is a very sober and serious pizza math application that I co-authored with Jordan Potter. It is designed to bring people closer to one another by ensuring that they will order an appropriate amount of pizza for the size of their pizza party. Turn up your speakers and head to pizzarithmetic dot com.
Ungodly Polka is the first game jam game I ever made. It was a collaboration between Marta and myself at the University of Victoria’s Tsukino-Con. The theme of the jam was “magical girls,” which I admit that I needed to have explained to me. It’s a simple DDR-like.
This game was written in crafty.js over 48 hours in February 2013. If you’re thinking about using crafty.js for something similar, my thoughts are this: the entity-component system is great, and makes it simple to have something functional very quickly. That said, it has a lot of bugs, including ones I was able to conclusively determine did not originate in my code.
The Vacuum is a retro point-and-click adventure game that I made in the summer of 2008. It is available for free.
In The Vacuum, you play Leo Wallace, a young student headed home for the summer on a 24th-century space freighter when the journey is interrupted by two explosions tearing through the passenger quarters. Stranded in deep space with the crew missing and no help available, you must determine what caused the accident and how to fix it — if it was an accident at all.
I designed this game to be a throwback to the old Sierra adventure games I grew up with, with a few changes for the modern age. This game features a non-linear storyline that responds strongly to player actions at all stages of the plot, and emphasizes character interactions, investigation, and logic over the obtuse and illogical inventory puzzles that were the main cause of the adventure genre’s death in my view. Despite some rather regrettable dialogue, the game was well-received by its audiences, and I’m proud of it.
Thanks to a team of “volunteers”, The Vacuum can be played in English, French, German, or Italian.
- Windows XP or later (no native OS X or Linux support, but programs like WINE or Crossover may work)
- A functioning computer built in the last two decades