Mommy, where do games come from?

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  1. eeenmachine

    eeenmachine Well-Known Member

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    I've seen these kinds of threads in the past, and it is always a blast for gamers to see a tiny glimpse of where the games they play came from.

    Too add a human element to iPhone Games I propose that devs come out of the shadows and post a picture of themselves (optionally) and their work space!

    I'll start.

    Ian Marsh (and the new Mrs.)
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    Games born here: Scoops, Textropolis
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  2. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    coungratulations! and always nice to see who acutally made the games
     
  3. dannys95

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    nice to see where games are from. is that u in hawaii?
     
  4. 1337brian

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    Cool thread, Thanks for the cool games and glimpse into you life!
     
  5. BATTLE BORN

    BATTLE BORN Well-Known Member

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    you don't gotta lie... we all know the Carl's Jr. cup is the brains of the operation. :D
     
  6. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    #6 istopmotion, Jan 9, 2009
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    Nah, it's the Honey Bunches of Oats! That cereal is the best :D

    Anyway, yeah that's pretty cool seeing where you developed your games. :) Is that like an office away from home or is it in your home? I think it'd be pretty cool and just decide when you want to start developing for the day. No having to drive to work and you can get up whenever you want. ;)
     
  7. eeenmachine

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    Yeah, that pic is on top of Haleakala on our honeymoon (place is amazing). I've been running in Diet Coke lately and make numerous trips to Carls to refuel. The workspace is part of a larger office that an old co-worker of mine works in, but he recently took another job so I'm looking for a new space to rent :( I've been working on my couch / dining room table lately and it just isn't cutting it (plus I hate being devoid of human contact all day)!

    I picture little white bear studios working in a cabin nestled away in the mountains but I'm probably way off :)
     
  8. Everydaynormalguy

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    I take it that trophy in the corner is for Scoops winning the most ice-cream-related game in the appstore?
     
  9. PlayScreen

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    I did the concept for Pigs a Pop'n and I'm the CEO of the company. My business partner, Sherri, is the designer of Mystic Jewels and BounceTrap. She is also an expert on Casino games.

    I've been in the video game business since the dawn of time.

    http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=13563

    A really good photo of me from a few years ago.
     
  10. BATTLE BORN

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    #10 BATTLE BORN, Jan 9, 2009
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    dude... Return to Zork?! I'm not worthy....

    EDIT: please tell me you'll port that to iphone. I lost my old copy and I've been wanting to track down another one for several years now, but it just never happened. ebay can be so flakey.
     
  11. PlayScreen

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    Want some rye? 'cause ya do.

    Yes, I did the worst of the puzzles. The bonding plant? Probabily my idea.
     
  12. eeenmachine

    eeenmachine Well-Known Member

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    That sir is my pride and joy, earned after playing Mario Kart DS tournaments every day for almost 2 years at an old studio I used to work at.

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  13. BATTLE BORN

    BATTLE BORN Well-Known Member

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    haha I have fond memories of me, my dad, and brother, all huddled around a computer screen trying to figure out those puzzles. never did finish the game...
    I don't know how feasible an iphone port would be, but I'd gladly cough up the dough for it
     
  14. PlayScreen

    PlayScreen Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to do an adventure game for the iPhone.
     
  15. dannys95

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    nice! lol :cool:
     
  16. Thorero

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    Poor you... At least they gave you a trophy. :)
     
  17. VeiledGames

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    Cool Idea. I present (most) of the Veiled Games team.

    This picture is taken in our modest office in scenic New Zealand. We're an American company, but we work out of New Zealand. This is the place that such wonders as Payday Roulette and Up There were created.

    That's me (Evan) in the foreground, I do lead design, art, and business development... I'm the face of Veiled Games, and the guy who keeps up the blog and Twitter. Also CEO.

    In the Background is Jeff, code genius. He's the guy who makes my pretty pictures actually do something worthwhile. He's damned good at it to. Did you know jeff got Up There to run at a target of 60 fps, where most games shoot for 30? That still amazes me. He's VP.

    Not pictured is Secretary of Veiled Games, Ellen. She's not a secretary in the answering phones sense... but secretary in the secretary of a corporation sense. She runs the business, because I have no idea how all that stuff works.

    Or our Lawyer, but who wants to see him?

    Or Sam... Sam is second on code with Jeff. Great guy, very quiet. Hard to notice.

    That's the family!
     

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  18. eeenmachine

    eeenmachine Well-Known Member

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    New Zealand! I'm jealous!
     
  19. VeiledGames

    VeiledGames Well-Known Member

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    Yeah... it's pretty great... except that nothing is ever open past 4:30. Outside of that, it rocks!
     
  20. nickels

    nickels Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the trophy!



    Of course I mean your smokin hot wife, not that nerdy cup thingie :p
     

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