I’m the creator of The Video Game Soda Machine Project, a site where I’m attempting to catalog screenshots of every soda vending machine that has ever appeared in a video game. The collection currently features over 3,000 soda machines spanning more than 1,500 games across virtually every genre and platform. The site has been featured on NPR, Slate, Game Informer, Retro Gamer, The A.V. Club, Waypoint, and elsewhere.
Prior to that project, I created Roger Wilco’s Virtual Broomcloset, one of the web’s earliest video game fansites. Launched in 1995, the Broomcloset is dedicated to Sierra’s Space Quest adventure game series and features walkthroughs, fangames, interviews with the creators, and more.
In Spring 2019, I introduced a new course on Politics and Video Games at Marshall University, exploring the power dynamics at play in video games, the video game industry, and gaming culture. You can also check out some of my published work on video games here.
I’m also an amateur game developer. I’ve designed and written for the following titles:
- Stair Quest
A retro adventure that pays homage to the most enchanting, pulse-pounding moments from the King’s Quest series. It’s an exercise in what the A.V. Club described as “frustalgia” — frustration meets nostalgia.
- Late Last Nite
Join Morgan as she stumbles through a series of bizarre fantasy settings — a mer-pirate lagoon, a junk food forest, and a steampunk vampire nightclub — in search of three missing relics. How will her night end? It’s up to you to decide!
- Pledge Quest I: The SpaceVenture Adventure
Experience the excitement of a retro gaming Kickstarter campaign in this point-and-click adventure.
- Pledge Quest II: Noodle Shop of Horrors
Stop a time-traveling cat from altering the timeline and irrevocably changing video game history.