About Steven Miller

I am 19 and I've been making games since 2008. It started out as a hobby and has slowly evolved into a more time-consuming hobby.


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Switchboard Heights (More Operator Shenanigans)

Posted by
Thursday, September 15th, 2016 10:13 pm
Switchboard Heights

Switchboard Heights is a unique operator and puzzle-platformer blend, and it’s gotten quite the reception!

There have been a lot of operator games this LD.  In fact, here is a list of the ones I’ve found:

Hello Hello

One-Armed Operator

Switchboard Operator

The Operator (ForeignGuyMike)

The Operator (Gipzo)

The Switch – Worker


Recently, I added an operator edition to my LD game, Blunderbuss, but I decided that I wanted to torture enrich the LD community by making yet another operator game, Switchboard Heights.  It is a unique take on the operator genre, a puzzle-platformer with pieces that you can rearrange.  I made it from scratch over the last few days for some reason, probably because I have no life love making games and felt really motivated.  You can play it here, or you can just play one of the 1910 entries actually entered in the LD.

Blunderbuss Operator

Posted by
Saturday, September 10th, 2016 12:04 am

A gif of the original game in action

There have been a lot of operator games this Ludum Dare.  Seriously, I’ve found 6 (edit:  I found a 7th earlier today) and there are probably more.  Well, over the last few hours, I’ve modified my game and an operator edition is now available for download on the itch.io page!  It is great fun if you hate yourself!

It features:

New and exciting dialogue

New and modified levels (as well as some slightly modified bosses)

Slightly modified music

A new and exciting mechanic

Far less levels than the original because I don’t want anyone wasting that much time

All made in 2-2.5 hours!

Warning:  Blunderbuss Operator contains spoilers for Blunderbuss, so I recommend playing that first if you care.

Game Developer Survey (College Project)

Posted by
Sunday, July 10th, 2016 6:34 pm


This is a survey I made for my college class, and I would appreciate it if you took the time to fill it out.  It’s only 10 questions and shouldn’t take very long to complete.


Ludum Dare 35 Wallpaper

Posted by
Monday, February 1st, 2016 1:39 am


I heard Ludum Dare might be getting sponsors, so I thought I might subliminally suggest one.

Edit: You can now click on it to get the full size version


Botany (LD34 Entry)

Posted by
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 3:25 pm

The plant coming to life


I turned 17 today, and what better way to celebrate than post a bunch of gifs of my LD 34 entry?

In Botany, you play as an evil plant battling the military.


Bite, spit, and grow plants to take out your foes.

You can bite, spit acid, and grow evil plants to help you take down your foes.

It features three unique boss fights and 21 levels of combat.

GIF3 2

General Broad won’t let you through without a fight.

Of course, the most important thing in Botany is the story, which through riveting dialogue tells the story of passion, self-actualization, and the triumph of the human spirit.


Botany features a cast of dynamic characters that display realistic emotions and tell heart-warming messages of hope and perseverance.


Botany is a game that will really grow on you, so give it a try!

Growing Enemies

Tic-Attack-Toe (minilLD #63)

Posted by
Monday, November 30th, 2015 11:55 pm

Tic-Attack-Toe offers the fun of Tic-Tac-Toe AND the fun of a turn-based strategy game. So, it is about as fun as a turn-based strategy game.

Tic-Attack-Toe is a mix of Tic-Tac-Toe and a turn-based strategy shooter.  You command the O’s, and can capture flags and shoot down enemies.  You can play with your friends, or, if you have no friends (or don’t like having your friends come over and take turns using the mouse to play) there is some AI that works just as well!*

*AI may not work as well depending on your friend’s IQ

Play it Here: http://ludumdare.com/compo/minild-63/?action=preview&uid=57518

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