Starting making computer games in 1978 on a 8kb Wang computer. First published game was in the early 1980s for the Apple II computer. Then started up as one of the initial owners of Dynamix and created Arctic Fox which was the first original Amiga computer game (published by Electronic Arts). Was fun to wander around around EA's office after hours when visiting. They had a Marble Madness machine - no quarters needed.
I was the designer and programmer of The Incredible Machine series of games. Now I live high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California and am the Founder and Creative Director at Top Meadow Inc where I continue to create games.
A few of my past game titles are Arctic Fox, Skyfox II, F-14 Tomcat, Heart of China, Rise of the Dragon, The Incredible Machine, 3D Ultra Minigolf, Marble Blast, and Contraption Maker which were published by various companies including Electronic Arts, Activision, and Sierra.
You can follow me on Twitter @TopMdw
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A short discussion about how I went about implementing the physics of ropes in Contraption Maker.
A short remembrance of some game development friends who are no longer with us.
A discussion of how reading Nate Silver's "The Signal and the Noise" reminded me of several challenges I had in implementing physics for Contraption Maker.
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We did a few games ...
We did a few games for them, Arctic Fox, Skyfox II, etc. It was fun to visit. They had an artist 's apartment near their office to stay at. I remember wandering through their office after hours with Will Harvey and Ray Tobey and playing Marble Madness on a full ...
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Thanks for the heads on ...
Thanks for the heads on the and . Got them fixed now. TIM was a lot of fun to create. It 's always neat to hear that people liked playing it.
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Always sad to read these ...
Always sad to read these types of posts. But glad that you are remembering and recognizing members of our industry.