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IGDA Microtalks presentation

03 Dec

For anyone interested you can view my presentation shown at the IGDA Microtalks.

You can view the speaker notes for my details on each slide.



Austin International Game Developer’s Association, Microtalks

23 Nov

Join me at the IGDA Microtalks on December 2nd.

I will be doing a short 10-minute talk on "Making video game maps based on real-world locations"

I am creating a special mini-map just for the event to help drive the point home.

Event details here:




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Fantastic Fest photos

30 Sep

Fantastic Fest Arcade

If you missed Fantastic Fest and Fantastic Arcade, then you missed out on a great time.

There were over 100 movies to see, and 30 independent video games to play. Along with lots of other fun events.

Click below for my images and comments from Fantastic Arcade


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Don’t miss Fantastic Fest!

24 Sep

If your in or near Austin, and you have been tracking this project you have no excuse not to be at Fantastic Fest right now playing the map.


Fantastic Fest


Fantastic Fest and a new game map.

14 Jul


Fantastic Fest is coming to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar again this year.

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States. We specialize in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. 

Along with the cool films they have the Fantastic Fest Arcade at the Highball bowling alley:

We are proud to announce our new independent games festival, Fantastic Arcade, which will run concurrent with the first four days of Fantastic Fest, September 23-26, 2010.  Designed as a games spin-off event from the main film festival, Fantastic Arcade will feature fresh, cutting-edge games designed by independent game developers.

I am now one of those independent game developers. The Drafthouse has asked me to again re-create one of their locations inside Left4Dead2. I will be recreating both the theater and bowling alley, along with the rest of the shopping center store fronts. Above is just the first few hours of work. Taking a satellite photo into SketchUp, and using building shadows to determine the relative height of each building.


Seaholm Power Plant: 4th of July Celebration

03 Jul

I will be attending the 4th of July celebration at the Seaholm Power Plant.

July 4th – Great Music -BBQ – Cold Beer & Cocktails – Fireworks in downtown Austin – It’s Electric Company’s inaugural event and it’s free for the whole family! T- Bird and The Breaks, The Bright Light Social Hour, ‘Til We’re Blue or Destroy, benefiting Anthropos Arts. Not attending is downright unAmerican :) More updates coming soon.
Make sure to RSVP here:

Facebook | 4th of July Celebration.

This is both for fun, and to get in some serious research for my Left4Dead2 campaign based on the location.

Austin Modders – L4D2 map: Seaholm Power Plant

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