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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: [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.

Comment In: [News - 03/05/2015 - 07:27]

I agree, we need to ...

I agree, we need to save everything that can be saved. r nFor instance, the Flash player will soon seen be a thing of the past, but many current and future game developers entered into the industry making Flash games. What nuggets of brilliance will we find in the coming ...

Comment In: [News - 03/05/2015 - 08:04]

After solving this game on ...

After solving this game on all the difficulty levels, trying to hack it became more fun than playing it. I spent countless hours using the bridge to try to get into places I was not supposed to go. It never worked, but I still tried and tried. r n r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/29/2014 - 02:17]

Bryson, r n r nYeah, ...

Bryson, r n r nYeah, man, that 's it The ability to play at will was such a huge thing. r nBTW: My first modem was 300bps, and I had to wait a full year after I got my Atari 800 to get one for Xmas in 1984. Wait, that ...