About MrPhil (twitter: @xMrPhil)

I make video slot games by day and indie games by night. I dream of one day making indie games full time, but it might take a while because I'm highly prone to procrastination.

Mr. Phil Games
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MrPhil's Trophies

The "Your Dinner Ruined the Layout" Award
Awarded by RobProductions
on August 26, 2012
The Single Tear of Beating Me Award
Awarded by Dramble
on April 26, 2012
Donor "High Score" Award
Awarded by PoV
on December 13, 2009
Ludum Dare Donor
Awarded by PoV
on December 13, 2009
The Good Ole' US of A Honor
Awarded by demonpants
on December 17, 2008

MrPhil's Archive

Dinner Post

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 12:21 am

I’m having a problem getting SDL2’s Renderer to work. So I’m behind.  Oh well, that’s Ludum Dare for ya!

But, here’s some pics:







My cat Jack, monitoring dinner closely.



My Game Dev Lab


Great Effort Snowman ☃

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Friday, December 5th, 2014 7:11 pm

LD31 TV Wins

MrPhil Standing By ☃

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 5:17 pm


I’m in! I’m planning to use C and SDL2.

PS http://www.mrphilgames.com/☃/

Text Adventure gamejam from afar with IGDA DC

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Friday, July 19th, 2013 12:16 pm

The DC chapter of IGDA is doing a Text Adventure gamejam this weekend at the Westwood college:http://sjklevine.com/igda_dc/textjam/

I no longer live in DC, but I thought I’d jam along with them!  If you want to join me, I setup a Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/611843362194465/


Recommendations for tools:

(wiki) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twine_%28software%29
(tutorial) http://ryanscasey.com/twine/

(dev wiki) http://choicescriptdev.wikia.com/wiki/ChoiceScript_Wiki
(dev tutorial) http://www.choiceofgames.com/make-your-own-games/choicescript-intro/

(wiki) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inform
(gamasutra article) http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DanCox/20130304/187702/Learning_Inform_7_Part_1.php

An alternative for those who think text games might be too boring, and want a meatier game experience while still fitting the theme of the jam, would be to try an “Idle” game:
(candy box) http://candies.aniwey.net/
(a firelit room) http://adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com/

Get Out – First Peak

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 12:50 pm

The maze is operational, has a minimum look, and you can walk around in it.

Ludum Dare 26 - Screen Shot 1

Get Out

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 6:49 am

I have a very busy weekend, but 26 is my favorite number.  So, I’m going to squeeze in a maze game.  I’m using Unity3D so it should not take too many hours.


I think this project needs some love!

Go to Kickstarter and make sure you aren’t missing out.

There’s a working demo you can download too: Spine Demo.

A 2D skeletal animation tool.

A 2D skeletal animation tool.


The Wall

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Sunday, August 26th, 2012 8:16 am
Sleep #2

Sleep #2 – I doubt I truly fell asleep in 0 minutes.

Breakfast #2

Breakfast #2 – Mini-Wheats and Iced Tea.

I’ve hit the wall.  I’ve got a bug I can’t figure out and too much to finish in order for the game to be playable.  Not sure how to change course and finish something playable.  It is very frustrating.  I don’t want to quit but I also don’t want to waste my time.



Dinner and More Progress

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 6:39 pm
Dinner #2

Dinner #2 – Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, Chex Mix, Ice Tea and Chocolate Milk.

Screen shot #2

Screen shot #2

Lunch Update

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 1:36 pm

Pizza!Screenshot #1

Sleep #1 and Breakfast #1

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 7:36 am

Sleep #1

Breakfast #1BrainstormingBrainstormingBrainstormingBrainstorming

My closet office is more organized

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Friday, August 24th, 2012 5:04 pm

Here’s my work station.  Comparing it to LD23 you will notice it is more organized now, but still a storage closet.

Storage Closet Desk


Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Friday, August 24th, 2012 3:10 pm

I’ve discovered the new and wonderful Futile framework.  Which will allow me to programmantically create a game in Unity3d without all the hassle.  So, even though it breaks the rule “do not use unfamiliar tools,” I’m going to use it instead of my SFML engine I’ve been working on.

Resistance Is Futile

Resistance Is Futile

Castles Needs Your Vote!

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Friday, August 24th, 2012 11:02 am

Chevy Ray’s Codebase

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Friday, August 24th, 2012 7:36 am

I took Chevy Ray‘s code that he released as part of his keynote for LD23 and put it up on github.  It is written for his FlashPunk engine.   I used it to make my LD23 entry Seeds of Destruction and it worked out really well for me.

PS Chevy if you happen to see this, I’ll happily transfer the repository to you.


Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 9:42 am

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