Alone With The Crunch: How a Video Game Pushed One Man To The Brink

The crunch: it's a phenomenon most developers are familiar with. But what happens when you are deep in the crunch without a team to back you up? How does that change things? How do you survive? Dean Dodrill, the creator of Dust: An Elysian Tail, was only one man—how did he manage with little to no support with an… » 10/03/12 2:00am 10/03/12 2:00am

Dust: An Elysian Tail Makes Me Proud of My Right Forearm

Earlier this year a visit to Epic Games in North Carolina inspired me to forever etch a combat-ready green rabbit on my person. The art I used as reference for the vibrant tattoo was created by independent animator turned game developer Don Dodrill, the man behind the unbelievable 2009 XNA Dream Build Play competition… » 7/17/12 9:30am 7/17/12 9:30am