Thank you for visitting this page. I am a game programming instructor at the Technology Center of DuPage in Addison, IL. Below you will find some of the many projects I have completed or have in development. I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Games and Educational Technology Projects
- Virtual Roman Forum, 203 AD
A program for the PC which allows students to explore the Roman Forum circa 203 AD, and
learn about its buildings by interacting with characters in it.
(right: the title screen)
- Collapse of Rome 235-476 AD
|A PC based game I have written in which the player controls the Roman Empire during its crisis of the third century and beyond. Intended for use as a classroom station during a unit on the Roman Empire.|
- Triangle Trader
A web based program which allows students to explore transatlantic trade during the colonial period by sailing a ship between ports, buying and selling various commodities at each stop. Now also available as an iPhone/iPad app from iTunes.|
(right: students playing Triangle Trader on a Promethean Board)
- Star Campaign
A game I wrote for the Palm Pilot several years ago and recently ported to iPhone. The Palm Pilot version is still available from download.com in the Palm section.
- TACT (Text Adventure Creation Tool)
TACT is an easy to use, web-based tool teachers and students can use to create works of historical interactive-fiction.
- Civil War Board Game
An extemporaneous board game I created to help students learn about the advantages and disadvantages faced by the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War.|
(Left: A student and I testing out various rules)
- Shays' Rebellion Activity
|An activity in which students gathered information Shays' Rebellion of 1786-1787.
The information was added to an interactive webpage, which enabled students to ask Daniel Shays questions about himself.
|A Jeopardy style video game I created for use in the classroom. While there are many implementations of this type of game, mine features randomized sounds effects from
the Simpsons TV show.|
- Vector Tanks
A 3D tank game similar to Battlezone which I wrote in C++ and demonstrated on career day at Lindop Middle School.
- Peripheral Empires
A shareware space-strategy game I wrote for the Macintosh way back in 1997. This game was reviewed by Inside Mac Games Magazine on its website, and was distributed by the Software of the Month Club