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About

Welcome to alxm.org, this is where I write and post about my projects. I like drawing silly things, making video games, and learning how technology works. I have a soft spot for DOS games, obscure platforms, and everything 16bit.

Thanks for visiting!


Homebrew Games#

Working with interesting low-power hardware has always been a hobby. I wrote my first video games for the TI-89 with TI-Basic and later with C.

TI-89 game screenshot TI-89 game screenshot TI-89 game screenshot TI-89 game screenshot TI-89 game screenshot
GP2X game screenshot GP2X game screenshot GP2X game screenshot GP2X game screenshot

A bit later I stumbled on the GP2X and learned about Linux, cross compilation, the SDL libraries, all that good stuff. I wrote a tower defense game that people liked and which GamePark shipped on every GP2X Wiz device.

Sqdef running on the original GP2X F-100 Sqdef running on the GP2X F-200 Sqdef running on a GP2X Wiz

These days it's mostly desktop Linux, Windows, Web, and a touch of Arduino.


BONUS: My First Video Game#

The first game I played. Sadly the score wraps back to 0 after 999, pesky overflow! It makes a good alarm clock too, and even has a little kick-stand like the Switch...

Tennis LCD game