World of Flashcraft

June 30th, 2006 by Rory

I had a fun time looking at Charlie and Kurt‘s Flash stuff that they recently posted to their blogs. Very experimental stuff with deep meaning that goes way over my head. I have a few Flash creations of my own that I figured I’d share. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my World of Flashcraft:


Mario runs and runs and runs. He’ll never find his princess.

Disco Fantasy II

Grab your E and a $10 bottle of water and hit the dance floor! Unfortunately this pixelated warrior is hogging the spotlight and he’s scared everybody away.

Glacies Ex Machina

My magnum opus and comment on the treatment of janitorial service workers in the United States today. Actually, that isn’t even close. I was just trying to create a Myst-like game demo in under 8 hours.


I made this for an assignment in T570. It was initially too easy so I ramped up the difficulty to near-impossible levels. It’s at cell phone resolution which was a real pain to design.

Lucky Wander Boy

A tribute to a wonderful novel by D.B. Weiss. I actually received an e-mail from Mr. Weiss a while back and he asked me if I could figure out how to make a Flash game that “reads my mind and gives me a vectorized version of my deepest desires…” If only!

I am waiting for you, Lucky Wander Boy!

Feelin’ Sharky

June 28th, 2006 by Rory presents “Game Series That Jumped the Shark

Where the hell is Sonic the Hedgehog? It jumps the shark every time Sega decides to introduce some lame-ass character who nobody cares about and who sticks around for an average 1.5 games. It jumped the biggest shark when they gave “Shadow” (the series’ badboy… wait, wasn’t that Sonic?) a pair of handguns. There are two new Sonic games coming to next-gen consoles and Sega has already anounced a new hero. Why can’t we get Sonic and Tails and nobody else? Why not raise the stakes? Have Dr. Robotnik (He will always be Dr. Robotnik to me. Not ‘Eggman’) kill all of the other characters. Especially Big the Cat. I want that feline ripped apart by 10 mecha-Sonics. With all of the characters out of the way, we’ll be back to old school Sonic and we won’t be forced to play as sub-par characters.

It’s Good to Garden

June 18th, 2006 by Rory

The artwork featured in the two previous posts is on the above site. I had a lot of fun making the pixel art despite going almost 24 hours without sleep. When Will, my teammate, brought up the idea of a gardening site, the first style I thought of was pretty much what I ended up using. I really liked the Atari look of Junior Senior’s “Move Your Feet” and I had been looking for an excuse to try something similar.

Big shout-out to Will for doing the code. And for getting our team together and, ya know, coming up with the idea and everything.

Update Again!

June 17th, 2006 by Rory


June 17th, 2006 by Rory

Happy Rails Day 2006!

June 16th, 2006 by Rory

In just a few hours I will be starting work on the Rails Day 2006 contest. My teammate and I basically have 24 hours to create a website from scratch using “Ruby on Rails.” What is Ruby on Rails? Good question. I have abso-farking-lutely no idea. Code is not my shtick, so I will spare you my uneducated guess. I’ll be working on graphics at my workbench of choice: Adobe’s Creative Suite 2. I’ve taken a lengthy nap this evening to prepare for the workload ahead. Although I don’t think I will be linking publicly to any versions of our site, I might make some posts throughout the morning/afternoon/evening regarding our progress. If you are one of the two or three people who actually read my site every once and a while, you might be summoned for usability testing at some point during the day. I’ve heard of contests like these before, like the 48 Hour Film Festival, but I’ve never participated in one. This should be interesting.


June 12th, 2006 by Rory

In case you haven’t heard of them before, Minibosses is a band that plays rock versions of NES game music. Here’s a video of a live performance and here’s another one (links go to YouTube). Good stuff.

What’re ya buyin’?

June 11th, 2006 by Rory


Funny stuff, but Paperboy and Metal Gear Solid are still my favorites.

FF/Sims Machinima

June 5th, 2006 by Rory

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