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New Site + updated Itch & IndieDB

So Plisweb, the original content hosting service I used to host my website previously for the past few years has gone under and is now permanently closed. Therefore I was forced to make a new website and honestly I'm very happy with the result. The new site is leagues better than before.

I also was able to update Itch.io to include more of my older work in bundles as well as some of my newer work as well.


And when I updated my IndieDB by uploading Griptape Backbone and Player Known Battlegrounds to my surprise PKBG is doing really well. Usually it just gets lost in the search results because of PUBG, but the popularity on IndieDB keeps going up. So, if your game fails on one platform, always try another!


That's about it for this post. Hope you all have a good independence day, enjoy the fireworks.

Resume & Portfolio advice for game developers and artists

Recently a family member of mine needed some help with her resume and that got me thinking of some principles to a good resume. While I'm no expert I have gotten professional help in college with my resume / portfolio through a college business class. I wanted to share what I learned in that class with some quick bullet points. Take everything with a grain of salt though, as the most important thing is to be yourself with how you present yourself. And some if not most of this may be common knowledge to you already so take no offence, this list is as much for me (to retain knowledge) as it is for you.
Okay so let's begin!
STEVEN'S RESUME COMMANDMENTS Your resume should be able to be scanned within 6-10 seconds (no fancy formatting or artsy stuff, keep it clean and as readable as possible for their software). Any employer worth their salt in a competitive field get dozens of resumes like yours per day. They spend on average less than 10 seconds to make a decision. That decis…

ASMR Recommendations

A friend of mine recently moved into a new place and needed some help getting sleep so I composed this list of recommendations to help. I felt like I should share with you all and just in case the standalone site expires or something I'll be posting it here as a blog post.

So without further ado, here's my ASMR Recommendations.,,

But first, what is ASMR?
"Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a term used for an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. It has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia." - Wikipedia

Basically, it's relaxing videos on the internet that help me go to sleep, reduce stress when I'm feeling anxious, and make me feel better if I'm feeling shitty. I don't usually watch the videos themselves, but rather put in headphones, play a video, and minutes later I'm asleep. "When you're sl…

GDWC FAN FAVORITE: VOTE FOR UDM!

Big news! My game Ultra Dance Murder that I've been working on for four years just got chosen for the game developers world championship fan favorite vote, so if you have a moment to spare, please vote for it! If I win I'll be able to get a free trip to Sweden and some new equipment! Please vote and tell your friends to vote (don't want to be that guy, but it'll really help). Voting closes at the end of this week on Friday May 11 and it doesn't require any personal info from you! (just prove that you're human by clicking the button) VOTE HERE: https://thegdwc.com/ Also, on a side note Ultra Dance Murder will be showing at the USC Games Expo this Wednesday http://games.usc.edu/ultra-dance-murder/ If you're in LA, come on over!

NEW GAME! Player Known Battlegrounds

Like PUBG, but instead all the "battlegrounds" (Gettysburg) are well known and there isn't battle royal - you still get to parachute drop in though! 🙂 It's a fun educational deconstruction of PUBG. You play as a tour guide who's going through a divorce and you're just trying to make it through the day. Sounds kinda dark, but it's actually very cute I assure you.



Ultra Dance Murder has a site!!!

Later on I'll go into the details of how I made the site, what I used, but shout out to Game Jolt for hosting! I love them.

Trash Games For The Trash Gods

Over the course of the past 5 weeks I've been making trash game jam games every week.
Here's my top 3 favorites for you. After two bigger releases, it's nice to stretch and warm up with some small games made in no time (few hours - 2 days)

The Reckoning A bullet hell shoot em' up about eating rat with friends


Meme RacerA game that should never have been made.  Absolute Cultural Trash.

The Number Wizard A game about a guy in a wizard costume who approaches you at the park.  Cute trash.