Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm Mesmerized by is crazy. After being mesmerized by it for a couple days I just spent $20. I've ordered...
  • A new logo for Sniderware from v3_lily on
  • A video ad for my friend Drew's old old web site (it's super funny though!)
  • A review of my FreeCell game to be sent to thousands of people on Twitter
  • A banner ad for FreeCell

I'll post what I end up getting once I start gettin' stuff back. (8 hours later!) I got the potential Sniderware logos. Here they are: This one's like a game controller that's gonna eat the company name...

A planet with a sad face made from a game controller?

I got my first banner ad. There was a typo at first ("Erik" instead of "Eric") but here it is fixed:

Friday, July 22, 2011

Eric's Ultimate Solitaire doesn't run on Mac OS X Lion (yet?)

Good news! Eric's All-in-1 Solitaire for Mac OS X 10.6 and later is available in the Mac App store. Click here to check it out

I've started getting email from users about Eric's Ultimate Solitaire for Mac OS X Lion. The problem is that it's not compatible with Lion and they need their solitaire fix. I'm busy finishing some iPad contract work, but once I'm done I'm going to work full time on my own Sniderware games. There's a lot on the to-do list... One of the big items is writing a new Mac solitaire game based on my iPhone and iPad solitaire games. I need to talk to Joe at Delta Tao Software again and see about licensing the "Eric's Ultimate Solitaire" name. Although whether it's called "Eric's Ultimate Solitaire" or some other name I'm a long way from being ready to ship the game. Okay, I just emailed Joe to see what he thinks! It's weird, but maybe I'll be porting from iPhone/iPad to Mac OS. Weird since I started long ago on Mac OS...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Do I have pink eye? Also. Scratch programming.

My eye is crazy itchy. Someone in Jonah's class had pink eye a couple days ago. Do I have it? I'm always getting pink eye from the kids. Man.

In other news... I'm trying to decide if I should be working on Mac solitaire or Android solitaire first. But really I'm busy with contracts so it's not that big an issue. Still, I'm excited to do something new.

Jonah has started doing some programming stuff with Scratch. It's a free and cool programming thing from MIT. It's sprite-based and the programming is drag & drop scripting. He showed me a tiny program he wrote yesterday where he said "Yell something." When I did a dragon appeared and it instantly changed size based on how loud I was. Cool. :) Anyway, Scratch is really well done. Check it out. I've also heard that Game Maker is really good for kids who want to learn to program and make games... But I haven't tried it yet.