Jeff Hangartner – Revealing the Path Less Travelled in Video Game Industry

Jeff HangartnerJeff Hangartner, the founder of the gaming start-up, Bulletproof Outlaws has been a professional developer of games over the last half a decade. Creator of Pixelation, the 1st Pixel Art Forum and also originator of the Pixel tutorials which have been published in the form of a book. Jeff has always been a pioneer of the gaming industry.

CG Today is proud to present Jeff’s exploration as he shares the whole process of creating a start-up right from day 1. With the belief that gaming development is coming back to its original “one programmer in the basement roots” idea, Bulletproof Outlaws is chronicling every step of its start-up process from strategies, to marketing, setting goals and outsourcing, successes and failures. The aim is to help other developers who have ideas but are intimidated by the whole start-up process and are not sure how to go about it.

You can visit his website Bulletproof Outlaws to know more about him or send an email to get connected.

I should be posting up Article III – Game Related & Maintenance tomorrow, but I had to detour and test out the HD version of Elusive Ninja and do up my Touch Arcade banners that should go live on Monday.  I was able to get rid of the graphical glitch the iPad 2 had going on and it’s looking good.  I should be able to just fix up some of the animation files that have strange position issues, put it through some testing, and get it up on the App Store!  Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the iPad 1 will be able to run it, the thing just isn’t very powerful when you’re moving around huge images…it can start the game but then it has some slow-down and crashes.  The iPad 2 version however, runs smooth as silk.  I don’t know if it’ll be easier or harder to play it on a large screen, it’s definitely a different feeling than on the iPhone.

Anyway, here are the banners that’ll be going up on Touch Arcade soon:

Bulletproof Outlaws - Elusive Ninja

Bulletproof Outlaws - Elusive Ninja

And with that I’m off into the night to get crackin’ on the iPad 2 version and throw a bunch of images into Article III.

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