1132 Drummond Ave.|
Davis, CA 95618
Since 1998 I have developed a large collection of popular Open Source games for a variety of platforms, and between 2003 and 2008 I worked professionally in the mobile game industry. My main focus has been on 'classic' or 'retro' style video games, where fun game-play and a low learning curve are key. My fascination with video game programming began with BASIC on the 8-bit Atari 1200XL computer in 1983. In 2000 and 2001 I founded and ran a local 120-member "game design club" in Davis, California.
Along with video game development, my background includes extensive experience in web software development, where ease-of-use, navigation and interactivity are essential. My own award-winning site, "Bill's Games," combines these two skills, and continues to receive millions of page-hits per month.
Some of my other accomplishments include:
- A collection of over two dozen Open Source game projects available for numerous platforms
- Design, development, and project management of an education non-game Open Source project, "Tux Paint," which has received awards and been reviewed in numerous publications throughout the world.
- A 3rd place award in the 2002 "SDL Game Programming Contest" (held by Loki Entertainment Software, Linux Journal magazine and No Starch Press) for my updated rendition of the classic "Asteroids" arcade game, "Vectoroids."
- Yahoo! Daily Pick, Ask Jeeves "Silver Platter" Award, and many other recognitions given to the "Bill's Games" website.
I'm interested in a position where my skills and expertise in classic game development can be put to use for entertainment or educational purposes. My development platform of choice is Linux, using C and SDL to create applications which are portable to other operating systems (Windows, MacOS, BeOS, PDAs, etc.). I also have cellphone development experience using Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) platform under Windows, and Sun's J2ME Java platform under both Windows and Linux.
I'm especially interested in creating children's software, as it provides the greatest "bang for the buck," and would like to expand my skills in desktop application development using Trolltech's Qt or wxWidgets toolkits.
My corresponding résumé further outlines my credentials. Thank you for your interest!
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