Category Archives: Games

Stack the States 2!


I’m very happy to announce that Stack the States 2 is now available for iOS and Android!  Believe it or not, Stack the States is over five years old and I’m excited to bring it up to date with this new version.  Stack the States 2 embraces everything that made the original special but with additional questions types, new bonus games, voice mode and beautiful 3D graphics.

The main stacking game is even more fun with new question types and 10 brand new 3D scenes depicting different US locations.  The new scenes feature animations, birds, reflective water and realistic sound effects.

One of the biggest improvements is the new interactive map of the United States.  Tap on any state to zoom in for a closer look.

For each state, you can see its major cities, landmarks and even a 3D elevation.  There are over 90 different 3D models of popular US landmarks!

One of the new bonus games, Capital Tap, tests your knowledge of state  capitals including their location.  You get 2 points for choosing the correct capital on the first try and 1 point for the second try.  You can earn 2 more points for tapping the exact location of the capital or 1 point for being close.  You receive 1 strike for any incorrect answer and the game ends when you receive 3 strikes.

The other new bonus game is called Connect 2.  Here you are given two states and you have to move them around so that they connect together as they would on a map.  Your goal is to connect as many states as possible in 60 seconds.

One of the most popular bonus games from the original Stack the States is Map It which has been updated for Stack the States 2.  Now it’s better than ever.

What’s new in Stack the States® 2:
– New question types
– New bonus games: Connect 2 and Capital Tap
– New voice mode that helps non-readers play independently
– Brand new interactive map featuring major cities and a 3D elevation view of each state
– Beautiful 3D graphics
– 10 different 3D scenes depicting various locations in the US
– 3D models of over 90 US landmarks

Plus, all the great features that you loved from the original Stack the States®:
– 50 flash cards — one for each state
– Hundreds of unique questions
– Up to six player profiles
– A personalized map of the US
– Fun sound effects and music
– Works on both iPhone and iPad – a universal app

Stack the States 2 is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the App Store:
iOS App Store

Stack the States 2 is also available for Android phones and tablets in the Amazon Appstore:
Amazon AppStore


Stack the States 2 to be released on March 10th, 2016


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Off the Rails at Dust or Magic AppCamp 2015 in Monterey, CA.

Off the Rails at AppCamp

Off the Rails receives the Editor’s Choice award from Children’s Technology Review!

CTR Editors ChoiceI’m very happy to report that Children’s Technology Review has given Off the Rails its Editor’s Choice designation. They awarded it an overall rating of 94 out of 100.

You can read their full review here:

Introducing Off the Rails!

Imagine designing a roller coaster while you’re riding it!

Off the Rails!After four months of intense work, I’m very happy to announce the release of my 11th app, Off the Rails! Off the Rails is a unique game that lets you build complex roller coasters just by tilting your screen. You can create loops, corkscrews, barrel rolls, jumps and more while earning 75+ different game objectives. If you really love the roller coaster you just made, you can save it and ride it again and again with your choice of 14 different vehicles.

When you’re creating a coaster you see the scene from a 1st person point of view. You control where the roller coaster track moves by tilting your screen forward, back, left and right.
Off the Rails - 1st person view

After you’ve saved your roller coaster, you can ride it with your choice of 14 different vehicles. You earn money to purchase the vehicles by collecting green boosters located throughout the scene.

As the name of the game suggests, you can create jumps where your vehicle goes “off the rails”. This feature makes for some really crazy roller coasters!

While you’re creating or riding your roller coaster, there are several cars riding the same track behind you. This can lead to some pretty epic crashes.

The learn section has lots of great information about roller coaster physics including centripetal force, G-forces and other interesting facts. Why are roller coaster loops teardrop shaped instead of circular? Visit the learn section to find out.

– Create up to 5 player profiles
– Choose from 14 different vehicles
– Complete more than 75 game objectives
– Learn about roller coaster physics
– Save your favorite roller coasters
– Two different roller coaster types
– Intuitive game controls
– 3D physics simulator
– Realistic sound effects

Off the Rails is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the App Store:

Off the Rails is also available for Android phones and tablets in the Amazon AppStore:

I hope you enjoy Off the Rails and please be sure to tell your friends!

Collider™ is (re)released!

Collider I’m very excited to announce the (re)release of Collider! Collider is a physics-based puzzle game that I originally released in 2009, but sold to another company in 2010. Recently, I purchased the game back and am very happy that it’s now back in my portfolio.

Collider is available for iPhone and iPad in the iTunes App Store!

The goal of collider is to place the positive, negative and neutral particle balls from your tray onto the screen and make all positive and negative balls collide and vaporize.
Collider 1

You must navigate an array of pipes, gears, platforms, gates, sensors and other obstacles to achieve your goal.

Some levels require timing…

Other levels require strategy…