Welcome to the2bears
What can you find here? You can find my games and read about their development (click the images on the left).
I also write a lot about indie shooters, mobile games, and just about any game with a unique style. I also write about devices, especially ones that can connect to networks in some way. In fact, I really love connecting devices to networks.
There's even a little about connecting devices to networks to play games, which I have done a lot of. Mostly, though, you will find lots of links to games. Some are good, some are great, and some are downright bad. That's the fun of exploring. You can also find out more About Me.News to share? Want to show off a game? Email me: wrs((at))the2bears((dot))com
I think it’s better to take an existing project and convert it to the new language you are learning. That’s the case with DS3, an old Galaga style shooter I once did in Java during my rapid prototyping days. Now it’s being rewritten in Clojure and I’m having a lot of fun in the process. I really do love programming again. Don’t judge my code, but here it is.
A long time ago I used Dave Bollinger‘s Pixel Spaceships (yay Wayback Machine!) idea a lot for game sprites. Dave’s site has sadly disappeared from the internet, but I spent a few days re-writing my old Pixel Ship generator code in… Clojure 🙂
I’ve spent a fair amount of time recently testing out some new (for me) languages. Clojure, Scala, and Go. It’s very refreshing teaching my brain to think in new ways. I allowed myself to get in a bit of a rut, and I lost some of my passion for programming in the process. It’s nice to find it again.
Altostratus looks very pretty, but this early game-play demo has me a little worried on bullet visibility.
Whew! Now that Knox is officially announced maybe I’ll have more time for hobbies. I cross my fingers. Anyway, the “Application Security” part of Knox is what I’ve been working on.
So I haven’t had a lot of time for much else. However, soundodger looks very interesting. Love the aesthetics, love the tight integration with the music. This type of game gets me excited about the genre again.
Via Indie Games.
I recently started a new job with Samsung. They opened a new R&D Lab in San Jose and I’m a part of it. The goal is to secure the Linux/Android platform of Samsung‘s phones and tablets for (mainly) enterprise use. So it’s “little ‘r'” and “big ‘D'” to be accurate. Meaning we create things with the goal of selling them as products.
We’re also hiring. I’m leading a team that is working on virtualization and containerization at various levels in the stack. Other teams are working on the many different aspects of security that, as you can imagine, need to be hardened. We have a need for all types of software engineers, from kernel space driver people to Android layer application specialists.
Send me your resume if this sounds like something you’d like to do. It’s very interesting work. I believe relocation assistance is available. Email me (in confidence of course) at the2bears(at)gmail(dot)com.