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David Fulton @JackSmack

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Posted by JackSmack - April 15th, 2009


Howdy everypeoples!

I have just about finished my new game Build a Robot 3, but I need a little help from the masses before I can release it into the wild.

This flash game is more of a gadget really, if you have played Build a Robot 2 then you will know that it's not a simple dress up game... HOWEVER this version is taken to an extreme of customization.

Over 300 parts to choose from and you can change the colors of the parts to one of 70 colors! You can also use the free transform tool to shape your parts as you like.

Click on a part to select it THEN click and drag that part around the screen.

Hold Ctrl up and down to move parts forwards and backwards in depth.
Arrow keys nudge parts.
Delete key deletes the selected part.

Here is a link to the game. Give it a shot and see if you find any issues. If you do I really want to know about them. ESPECIALLY TYPOS!

At the moment there is an issue with saving robots that I am addressing, some kind of conflict between my site and the game. This will be resolved soon.

Build a Robot 3

Build a Robot 3 Beta Testing try it out now!


Posted by JackSmack - February 23rd, 2009


Howdy everypeoples.

So I am still working toward making Jacksmack.com into a gaming company.
I have been working for a web design company for a little while now and I have learned alot of stuff to expand my toolkit for the types of games I can make.

Look for Build a Robot 3 here soon. The gallery system is pretty good and when you see it you might be surprised.

I have a few more games in development other than this one but this will hopefully be popular with most people who want to kill a few minutes with a mindless creative outlet.


Posted by JackSmack - September 29th, 2008


I have been working toward making my flash games into a gaming company eventually and as of right now I am working to make more games and sponor more games in my own special way.

I have been working full time at a web design house and am going to be leading the game development team there in the near future.

I am still working on my games as well and am working to redesign Jacksmack.com yet again to make it more user friendly.

So far over the past 2 months I have made 4000 dollars from my site and my games. I am having to work constantly for that and since I have taken a full time job I am not putting as much time into it as I would like.

I don't think that 4000 is average for a few months due to the fact that I won a contest for 1000 dollars to push me up that high.

Anyway things are going well but I have responsibilities I must meet and I have been in talks with some people to be partners in the venture.

More info in the near future.


Posted by JackSmack - August 2nd, 2008


Howdy Everypeoples!

I just got done with my new game and I was wondering if anyone would be willing to head over to my website and test it out for me?

http://www.jacksmack.com/index.php?act ion=playgame&gameid=1087

I'm not quite ready to put it on Newgrounds and let it off into the wild yet. I want to make sure there are no major bugs that I haven't found yet.

From what feedback I have gotten so far this is an extremely addicting game that I have made so please take some time and tell me what you like about it and what you hate about it.

ALSO IF YOU FIND A BUG OR SOMETHING YOU THINK IS A BUG TELL ME FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY TELL ME! I want this thing to be fun for anyone.

It will lag a bit on slower computers just a heads up on that. I have optimized it as much as I can at the moment. I will have to rip appart the code to optimize it more but I tested it on the slowest computer I could and it was still playable so... Might stay this way we will see.

Anyway please enjoy my new game and tell me what you think.

(To MindChamber: This isn't the epic project that I am working on that one is still coming.)

New Globs Game Released for Testing!


Posted by JackSmack - July 30th, 2008


Ok so I was looking on Alexa.com and this is the biggest mover right now.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog

OMG this it great! Funny as hell and who knew Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion could sing so well?

SERIOUSLY WATCH THIS! Its funny as hell. The music isn't even that bad!

On a side note I just hit the 50 lbs mark in how much weight I have lost! I'm feeling great and I'm working hard. Just thought I would share this link with you and see what you all thought of it.

OMG! Neil Patrick Harris Mad Scientist Musical Blog!


Posted by JackSmack - July 29th, 2008


Ok so just in case you didn't read my last post I got FIRED on friday. Personally I took it as a layoff because we didn't have much work going on.

So over the weekend I worked on my games and planned on starting my own web design business.

Monday rolls around and I make some cold calls. My first line of attack is to call up all the web design houses around the area and ask if they need any outside contactors to do work for them.

Apparently that was pretty ballzy of a move because most of the people I talked to said no one had ever done that to them.

I went on an interview with one of the companies that I talked to today and they made me an offer I can't really refuse. So... I guess getting fired was an awesome thing because this company had just started looking last week. And I fit the bill for everything they were looking for.

SO... Crisis averted. I was unemployed for a total of 2 business days. Makes me think I should have quit that job sooner cause I'm getting a much better deal at this place.

Anyway i will hopefully get Build a Robot 3 nearly completed this week. Though I might need some more time for the gallery system. It depends what the sponsor wants to do with it. I guess I will have to bug them a bit and ask.

Anywho... Good news and I won't be living on the streets! Oh he joy!


Posted by JackSmack - July 27th, 2008


I wanted to give an update to current projects and current situations.

I was planning on quitting my job before it moved away in September however... My job kinda quit me.
SO... Here I am unemployed and working on getting some business for http://www.portal-studios.com in the mean time while I look for a contract position to tide me over.

Oh the joys of coldcalling my ass off... Anyway I also have had time to work more on a few new projects...

Build a Robot 3 is chuggin away and should be done in a week or so... seeing as I have some time to work on it. However it will take a few iterations with a sponsor before it can be published and if I implement the integrated Database Gallery system it might take a little longer. It's something I really want to implement.

Take a look at the attached screenshot to see what the new robots will be able to look like. Also don't mind the reused background that will be gone in the final version.

Globules is a game that I have high hopes for... I don't want to say much about it other than it is a puzzle game, and it is more than 60% done! Again more on that in the near future.

I am also working on building engines for other types of games on top of that.
I am working on developing an economy system, an adventure game engine that will be easy to develop in, and I'm in the planning stages for a pretty cool pirate fighting game.

Anyway... please enjoy this Build a Robot 3 image and comment your ass off on it.

My job quit me!  More time for developing!


Posted by JackSmack - July 24th, 2008


Howdy everypeoples!

So I have been working hard to get back in the swing of things on the flash development front and I have updated my website...

http://www.JackSmack.com

Please stop by and take a look and tell me what you think in a comment on this post!

My next line of business will be adding a forum to the site however I need to get my games completed as well so that might bw a while before there is a forum.

I have made it as easy as I can to submit content to the portal. So flash developers, iof you have any quality games or movies submit them! Even if they are not new as long as they are good they will always be new to someone!

Also please keep an eye on Flash Distribution: Main and if you find any good sites to upload content to please post in that thread. I will be updating it from time to time and hopefully we whill wind up with a mammoth list of places to choose from.

Who knows we might even make some kind of automated system for developers to use... You never know.

IN OTHER COMPLETELY UNRELATED NEWS: I have been given the status of MASTER BURRITO AMBASSADOR for Chipotle Restaraunts! This means I get T-shirts and free food from my favorite restaraunt! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

Anyway if you haven't tried Chipotle Mexican Grill go get yourself a steak burrito. It's like eating the tasiest football you have ever imagined.

And just so you know... I don't even like mexican food but this is some AWESOME stuff so go try it now and tell me what you thought!

JackSmack.com Flash Portal Upgraded!


Posted by JackSmack - July 23rd, 2008


So... I got some really good news today!

I know most of you will think I'm retarded or something but I'm genuinely stoked abou this.

I was just made a Master Burrito Ambassador for Chipotle! Seriously that makes my month.

Also I got my new game a few steps closer to completion. Don't look for anything until Comic Con is over and dead though cause I don't know if I can crank anything out that fast.


Posted by JackSmack - July 11th, 2008


So... my job is moving away from me and I really don't want 3+ hours of commuting every day so I'm working on starting doing freelance web design and making flash games for a living.

I plan to work as a freelance web designer and flash game artist for a month or so until I need to get a ccontract position to restock the coffers.

If you have any experiance with this please let me know here or on a PM.

The community is having a conversation about this topic here on this forum post.

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/93 5335

If you have anything you would like to add please drop by and let me know your thoughts.