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John Hattan
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Okay, got the some basic interactivity working. I can now have actors respond to taps, and I made some nice friendly functions to make things happen in other actors.

The guy who made the "glyfiction" game (on which my stuff is loosely based) planned to implement Day Of The Tentacle with this model. Figure once I get my "escape the room" demo working reasonably, I'll try to make a bigger adventure with it.
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My kid: We're learning about sexual reproduction in science class this week.
Me: Have they gotten to the part where the daddy dresses up like the cable repairman?
My kid: You're gross, dad.
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So Google just emailed me back with my ratings certificates. I'd always been avoiding these ESRB ratings because they cost money and a parent finding Bulldozer offensive was never a concern.

The email does make it clear, though, that this ratings certificate cannot be used on a physical box. I guess ESRB is still making their money that way.
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BREAKING. . .
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Yay, one of them phone-chargers that breaks the laws of physics is going on Kickstarter in a month. I hope it comes with a free pair of them orbs that clean your laundry with crystal power.
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Crystal power orbs, hang'em on my rear view mirror
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For you Unity-heads, there's a buncha Unity stuff on sale. Looks like some good stuff.
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Wal Mart actually had to issue a statement that their stores are not secret entrances to underground tunnels through which Obama and the Chinese are going to take over Texas.

But. But. Of course they're gonna deny it! That's just what they want me to think. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
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I would expect any company that has secret entrances to underground tunnels through which Obama and the Chinese are going to take over Texas to deny it. This, of course, proves Wal Mart has them.
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Well, so far the only thing we know about Whalewolf is this silhouette that was posted to Facebook. The dorsal fin and tail (which I assume is not vertical but is just tilted perpendicular to the camera) suggest it's a wolf-orca hybrid. And since sharks and octopi aren't in the same friggin' phylum, merging a wolf and a whale could certainly happen in the sharktopus-iverse.

What I'm wondering is if it's an ordinary orca until the moon is full or if it's a full-time whalewolf.

#BewareTheWhaleWolf  
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Wow, I thought I knew what excitement meant when I saw the Star Wars trailer, but this! THIS!
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Okay, I'm kickstarting a new phone case. It's got a solar cell that pivots so you can turn it to face the camera. That way you can charge up your phone's battery with its own flash-LED!
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That's your inner Belvin talking, isn't it?
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Okay Google Play apparently has added a real ratings system for games that's not just "Does your game got any ooky stuff? (Y/N)". I only rated three of my games so far (Brain Bones, Black Box Chess, and Bulldozer) as I wanna see if an actual human is gonna compare my game to its rating. Once I see how the whole process works, I'll update the whole set.

Although I kinda wish they kept the old rating. The new one's about 15 questions long and is stuff like "Does Bulldozer contain any realistic depictions of violence against humans? (Y/N)" which is a bit eye-rolling.
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The adventure running in a browser. Okay, now to make the chair reveal the electrical outlet when you tap it.
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Just move to Branson already. You know it's gonna happen.
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Education
  • Texas A&M University
    Computer Science, 1985 - 1989
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Hi there!
Introduction
(my byline from the Gamedev Collection series, which I co-edited) John Hattan has been working steadily in the casual game-space since the TRS-80 days and professionally since 1990. After seeing his small-format games turned down for what turned out to be Tandy's last PC release, he took them independent, eventually releasing them as several discount game-packs through a couple of publishers. The packs are actually still available on store-shelves, although you'll need a keen eye to find them nowadays. He continues to work in the casual game-space as an independent developer, largely working on games in Flash for his website, The Code Zone (www.thecodezone.com). His current scheme is to distribute his games virally on various web-portals and widget platforms. In addition, John writes weekly product reviews and blogs (over ten years old) for www.gamedev.net from his home office where he lives with his wife and daughter in their home in the woods near Lake Grapevine in Texas.
Bragging rights
I've written the following commercial games for various discount game packs or the web. Adjacent See, Arcade Poker, Backgammon, , BaffleBees, Bulldozer, Bulldozer II, Bulldozer III, Um El Bagara, Black Box Chess, Brain Bones, Cheesy Pursuit, ChessCards, Checker Connector, ConFusebox, ConFusebox II, Core Meltdown, Countdown Dice, Cryptograms, Deductive Logic, Dice-A-Rama, Double Twelve, Duck Tiles, Elementris, Engulf, Head-on Collision!, Hex, Hexapawn, Hexapies, Invaders From Neptune!, Kizbot, Laser Clash, Make4 3D, Meltdown, CardMatch, MazeRace, Moku, Neutron Trails, Nim, Olive Wars!, Pangki, Pegopolis, Poker Patience, Poker Machine, Pop Pies, Pop Pies 2, Pop Pies 3, Push-Pull, Quinto, Reversi Plus, Robottack, Sechseck, Shi Sen, Siege, StackBlitz, Suzy Sushi, Think Tank, Tic Tac Toe 3D, Ultimine, Vanishing Cross, Voracity, Wari, Winding Standoff, WordGrid, Worm Sojourn, Zap Pod!, Zombie Kitten Attack.
Work
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I write games
Employment
  • The Code Zone
    His Ownself, 1996 - present
  • About a dozen companies, none of which still exist
    Programmer, 1989 - 1996
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Southlake, TX
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Watauga, TX - College Station, TX - Sherwood, AR - Davenport, IA - Griffith, IN