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What I'm Up To - Week 6, 2020

Howdy! This is my weekly post where I talk about what I did over the past week. I'm still taking it easy, mostly playing videogames, but I did put some work into Aeon Garden's auto-camera feature, which I last played with about three months ago. Aeon Garden If you're interested in game development and you haven't been watching Yahtzee's Dev Diary video series you are really missing out. Not…

What I'm Up To - Week 42, 2019

Howdy! This is my weekly post where I talk about what I did over the past week. This post covers the past two weeks, because I did not write a full update for week 41. For these two weeks, I continued to spend time working on Aeon Garden's save functionality, and implemented a simple auto-camera. I also briefly promoted Gamebook Engine, and contemplated taking a little break from programming again…

What I'm Up To - Week 40, 2019

Howdy! This is my weekly post where I talk about what I did over the past week. This week I took a break from Gamebook Engine to give a little love to Aeon Garden. Aeon Garden Last week I talked about how "when I get Gamebook Engine out" I'd turn my attention back to Aeon Garden. Well, apparently I didn't want to wait that long, because I've turned away from Gamebook Engine and toward Aeon Garden…

What I'm Up To - Week 22, 2019

Hi! Welcome, this is my weekly post where I talk about, well, what I did over the course of the week. I took it relatively easy on myself this week, so there's not a ton to talk about. Life Saver I promoted the release of Life Saver a little on Reddit (on r/iOSProgramming , r/Swift ) and on two Slack communities ( iOS Developers HQ , LA Design & Development ). Not a huge response in regards to…

What I'm Up To - Week 19, 2019

I've decided to try to set myself a weekly goal of writing about whatever I did or learned about this week, just to get into the habit of writing regularly again. I'm always working on something, so I figure I should be able to find something to say about it. Aeon Garden Screensaver I'm going to include something I did at the end of last week: I got screensaver support merged in ! It was really…

Refactoring Aeon Garden

Since I was a kid I've been pretty intrigued by artificial life simulations. It started most predictably with Tamagotchi, but when I got a PC in the mid-90's I learned that there were people out there interested in making their own, more elaborate, versions of artificial life. One that's still available today is Gene Pool , and I remember one that consisted of a 3D modelled woman who wandered…


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Life Saver

Life Saver is an implementation of Conway's Game of Life as an abstract, colorful, highly configurable Apple TV app and macOS screensaver that should please designers and nerds alike.

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Gamebook Engine

Gamebook Engine is an iOS app for creating and playing gamebooks, a type of interactive fiction where the player gets to make decisions that influence the story.

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Aeon Garden

Aeon Garden is an abstract artificial life toy for iOS, tvOS, and macOS. A virtual fish tank for all your screens, watch creatures evolve to generative ambient soundscapes.

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