Working in Oakland's Embarcadero Cove, renting office space for the summer from CHecker.|
Embarcadero Cove is a cluster of old Victorian-era buildings relocated from construction sites to a quiet cluster near a small boat harbor. A loose collection of independent game programmers work out of the second floor of a red barn-esque building. This was the site of the Indie Game Jam.
It's mostly filled with game programmers. Some of them have been affiliated with large game/software companies in the past, but they come here when they're working for themselves, persuing their own projects.
I asked Jon the other day, What are you working on?
July 1, talking to Charles, Chris pointed out that at his next birthday he will turn 32. "I'll finally carry."We eat Vietnamese food two or three times a week, always at the same cheap good place off 880: Pho Hoa Hiep, 1402 East 12th Street, Oakland.
Chris measures a giant bowl of pho - beef brisket, beef flank noodle soup
5 September, Chris is heard to cry, talking about his transition from painting to programming: "that's why games are great! i can do the art, I can do the programming, I can never ship!"