Back in Seattle

Back in Seattle

It’s been several months since my last two blog posts, one of which detailed my New Year’s resolutions while the other accurately predicted an abundance of chaotic energy and change throughout this Year of the Fire Monkey. Perhaps I can blame the Fire Monkey for my

Year of the Fire Monkey

Year of the Fire Monkey

Happy Lunar New Year (新年快樂 xin nian kuai le)! For followers of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, today is the first day of yet another Year of the Monkey (猴年 hou nian). More specifically, it’s a Year of the Fire Monkey (火猴年 huo hou nian), which, like all element-animal pairs, occurs

Resolutions for 2016

Resolutions for 2016

Throughout these, the first two weeks of 2016, I’ve continued to contemplate what I want to accomplish and where I want to be, both figuratively and literally, by year’s end. I don’t always indulge in the tradition of New Year’s resolutions, but this

Colorific Pebble Games

Colorific Pebble Games

I’m pleased to announce that my three Pebble games—MazeCrawler, SpaceMerc, and PebbleQuest—are now available in color for owners of the new Pebble watch model: Pebble Time! The only downside is that the simplicity of the graphics is now more apparent than ever. Ideally, I’d like

PebbleQuest: 25kB of Awesome

PebbleQuest: 25kB of Awesome

PebbleQuest, a 3D fantasy roleplaying game developed for the original black-and-white Pebble watch, was released on December 25, 2014, weighing in at 25,020 bytes: 25kB or 24.4KiB. The concept for the game germinated in 2013 as I first started reading about the Pebble and

SpaceMerc: FPS Gaming on a Smartwatch

SpaceMerc: FPS Gaming on a Smartwatch

SpaceMerc has been available on the Pebble App Store for almost three months now and downloaded—along with its predecessor, MazeCrawler—by well over 2,000 of my fellow Pebblers. It is also, according to my research, the first FPS game ever developed for a smartwatch! Although this is a modest achievement

Magic 2014—Duels of the Planeswalkers

Magic 2014—Duels of the Planeswalkers

Now that it’s actually 2014, I’ve decided it’s time to write up a review of Magic 2014—Duels of the Planeswalkers: the fourth installment in the Duels of the Planeswalkers (DotP) video game series. Developed by Stainless Games and published by Wizards of the Coast, the DotP

Regarding the LDS Church’s Statement on “Race and the Priesthood”

Regarding the LDS Church’s Statement on “Race and the Priesthood”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the LDS Church or Mormon Church, recently issued a statement entitled “Race and the Priesthood” that discusses and disavows the Church’s previous policy banning black people of African

MazeCrawler: Enter the Labyrinth

MazeCrawler: Enter the Labyrinth

I’m pleased to announce that MazeCrawler—a 3D, first-person, maze-navigation game for the Pebble smartwatch (SDK 2.0)—is now complete and available as a free download. Check out the official MazeCrawler page or MyPebbleFaces.com for additional information and to download the game. Happy maze-crawling!

Pebble Programming

Pebble Programming

I’ve been following the news about smartwatches and other forms of wearable technology for some time now and find it very encouraging. Several impressive smartwatches are now available, including one that impressed me enough to buy it: the Pebble, which