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Steve Fulton has worked in the web and mobile game industry since 1995.  He spent 15 years at Mattel Toys as developer and development manager for Barbie and Hot Wheels web sites, creating games for a kids' audience before strking out on his own working on Facebook and mobile games.  Steve has been an editor for the indie game development blog since 2006,  and has also written numerous articles for,, and  He has co-written three books on web and game development: The Essential Guide To Flash Games (2010) and HTML5 Canvas (2011)., and HTML5 Canvas 2nd Edition (2013)     Steve is now the Senior Manager Of Software Development for Mattel Toys Digital Play,, or Twitter @fultonbot


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Posted by Steve Fulton on Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:17:00 EST in Console/PC
A game console under the Christmas tree was not a foregone conclusion in 1981. This is my story of being 11 years old and wanting an Atari VCS more than anything in the world.

Posted by Steve Fulton on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:05:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Console/PC, Indie
While the story is more than 30 years old, the parallels in The Making Of Karateka to developing indie games today are uncanny. For me, reading it was an experience of universal truth, validation, and exhilaration at the unfolding development story.

Posted by Steve Fulton on Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:09:00 EDT in Programming
My first BASIC programs were based on the features and limitations of the medium.

Posted by Steve Fulton on Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:05:00 EDT in Programming, Production, Indie
Mochi Media will disappear in two weeks. It's a sad end for a service that help create the indie, viral, web game industry.

Posted by Steve Fulton on Tue, 07 May 2013 09:33:00 EDT in
Random Game Idea : A Twitter Feed Of Mostly Useless (But Sometimes Not) Fodder To Spark Your Imagination

Posted by Steve Fulton on Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:04:00 EST in
HTML5 Canvas + Chrome + Webcam = Video Puzzle Of You (demo)

Steve Fulton's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 12/07/2015 - 09:59]

Oh yeah, they were. The ...

Oh yeah, they were. The mid 2000 's was like rebirth of that spirit. It was like an extension of that era: One coder - one game maybe onecode artists - one game with lots of experimentation and served as a kind of breeding ground/minor leagues for the larger game ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/17/2015 - 01:12]

I think you are on ...

I think you are on the right track. Also, don 't forget, Cardboard is available for iOS now too.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/24/2015 - 03:11]

Great story I love the ...

Great story I love the artifacts you kept from developing these old games. I 'm looking forward to the next installment. These are the types of stories that I love to reading here.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/14/2015 - 01:51]

Awesome. I too did made ...

Awesome. I too did made a game for every assignment in every computer class I had. I got a degree in business, and you can imagine how it made my professors feel It worked though, as I found myself making games for living years later too. I can 't wait ...

Comment In: [News - 03/18/2015 - 01:56]

My Atari ST was my ...

My Atari ST was my longest running computer too: from Jan. 1987 to Jan. 2002 it was my 16-bit games machine. It was an era of amazing computer games tha twas missed by too many people, and I 'm glad I had a chance to experience it.

Comment In: [Blog - 03/06/2015 - 07:16]

This list is 100 correct, ...

This list is 100 correct, at least for my experiences.