Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mecklenburg Times Article on Charlotte iPhone Developers

Dan Russell-PinsonI was interviewed for a recent Mecklenburg Times cover story about Charlotte iPhone developers. The coordinator for the Charlotte iPhone Developers Meetup, Brian Spencer, was also featured in the article.

Thanks go out to Austin Light for giving us some exposure. We’ll see if Block Drop can “dial in the dough”!

Read the complete article here

Block Drop Now Available on the iPhone!

After two months of hard work, Block Drop for the iPhone is finally released! Now the real work starts… marketing the game.

Block Drop is an addictive puzzle game featuring 3D graphics and dynamically generated music. The object of the game is to remove all of the blocks on the screen by jumping off of them and finishing on the checkered flag. Don’t jump in the water!

The web version of Block Drop goes on forever, but I had to limit the iPhone version to “just” 999 levels. The iPhone contains all of the same elements of the web version including random levels, dynamically generated music, survival levels, show solution and more.

If you enjoyed playing Block Drop on the web, you’ll love it on the iPhone!

See Block Drop on the iPhone App Store

Visit the Block Drop Home Page

Join the Block Drop Group on Facebook

“Block Drop is one of the most entertaining games that I have tested so far. … All in all, if you are into addictive puzzle games that could keep you going for hours, you are going to love Block Drop.”
iPhone Apps Finder

“Developer Dan Russell-Pinson did a masterful job creating a game that is both simple and sophisticated…”

“Not only are the graphics stunning on the 999 levels, but the computer generated sound score is very relaxing and, unexpectedly to me, really adds a lot to the game.”
1st Impressions

“You can easily lose yourself in the game for an hour or more without realizing it. … Block Drop is a 5-Dimple must-have.”

“Right now if I had to make a sure bet on a puzzle game in the App Store, it would have to be Block Drop developed by Dan Russell Pinson.”
iPhone Footprint

“Block Drop: Replay Value At Its’ Highest”
Touch Reviews

Night Photography at Kiawah Island 2009

This is my second night shoot on the beach at Kiawah Island, SC. I learned some good lessons from my first attempt and applied them this time around. Primarily, I paid closer attention to my focus this time and it made all the difference.

All of these images are created using a technique called “light painting” where you leave the camera shutter open while you “paint” in the air with a flashlight. It’s a very inexact process to say the least and the results can be very unpredictable.

Lessons learned on this shoot:
1) Place your camera bag outside well before shooting to avoid lens fogging.
2) Always keep your lenses clean to avoid lens flare.

In FormationThe MeetingCaravanWaitingFirst One OutLost Patrol
Light Family