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About

Hi, my name is Lennard Feddersen and this... is my website.

I've been making games since the early 80's when I discovered the Apple II computer lab in my high school. A few other strokes of luck in the form of a high school teacher who was willing and able to teach a 6502 summer camp course and another teacher in my local junior college who knew what he was doing and... I was off and running.

My first commercial games were all "ports" of arcade box games to the Apple II, games like Kid Niki, Bad Dudes, Heavy Barrel, Platoon... this was back when home machines like the Apple II were desperately far behind the processing power that arcade games could provide.

I later provided programming services for Realtime Associates on NES games like Dick Tracy, Rocketeer, Caesar's Palace and SNES games including Beavis and Butthead, Q-Bert and Captain America.

From 1995 through 1997 I worked at Virgin in Irvine California where I worked on the Grandslam Baseball team to create Grandslam Baseball for the Sega Saturn, Playstation 1 and PC.

Following that I moved to Northern California, Santa Cruz specifically, where I had a stint at Midway where I provided support programming on Dreamcast and Playstation II versions of Gauntlet Legends and Dark Legacy.

My last mainstream gig was at Cryptic Studios where I worked on game play code for the game that would eventually become City of Heroes.

For the past few years I've been working on the games you can find on this site which is what I expect I will do for the foreseeable future. I was lucky to come of age in the era of the 6502 and I still count myself as lucky to be able to spend my time working on the games you can find on this site. I hope you enjoy them.

Credits

Matthew Chavez provided most of the artwork on my first few indie games including Battle Castles, Big$hot and the original Real Estate Empire. Some of his work still exists on this site today.

Retrostyle Games worked on a number of projects for me including the backdrop map I am currently using for Real Estate Empire.

Nikky Oryzano has done a number of projects for me in the past few years including all of the houses in Real Estate Empire and Houseflip.

Fikri Ar provided art services for the buildings and logo on Business Empire.

The map in MLS view in Business Empire is based upon output from the OpenStreetMap project. You can find out more about the OpenStreetMap project here!

Tools

These days I use a lot of free tools including the Atom text editor, the XAMPP Apache distribution, Gimp for quick image editing and FileZilla for file transfer.

I've recently starting using Affinity Photo and Designer, mostly Photo, and more and more I find myself reaching for Affinity Photo.

I use a number of Google Fonts on this site using their fast loading and free CDN service. Thanks Google!