Rock the Animals Theme Song

Rock the Animals Theme Song
Sasha and I recorded a theme song for Rock the Animals today. Enjoy! Ben and Sasha Garvey – Rock the Animals

Philadelphia Hackathon

I’ll be doing a short talk about Dungeon Adventure tomorrow at the Philadelphia Ship It Society’s Hackathon. Tickets are available here. The Ship It Society is all about getting together and rapid prototyping a project to see if its feasible. Should be a fun time.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there, especially my Dad who was crushing it in the early 90’s. Mark Garvey – Fool Such as I UpdateAnd just a few days later we meet the new Mark Garvey.

Beercamp Philly 2011 Recap

Beercamp Philly 2011 Recap
Yesterday I sampled beers with names like Chocrilla, Blood Orange Berliner, and the Bee Sting Ale along with the spiciest shrimp I have ever eaten. I poured my own homebrewed Amber Ale called Yakima Sax to a few hundred beer geeks and watched the legend of Beercamp Philly Camp grow. The first Philly Beercamp was ...

My low cost e-commerce stack 1

Since I launched Dungeon Adventure, an RPG for kids, a few weeks ago a lot of people have asked me how exactly I’m selling it. It’s for sale as a digital download and print out board game, or “floor top RPG” as Phil Nelson called it. Here’s how it works: I have a hosting account ...

GeekDad Reviews the Dungeon Adventure

So the response to Dungeon Adventure have been pretty overwhelming. A few key highlights: 1. Sales of Dungeon Adventure exceeded my wife’s lifetime projection for it in about 12 hours. 2. I told Sasha, “Hey we sold 10 copies!” and she said, “cool! What’s a copy?” 3. I’ve already heard from a number of people ...

The Dungeon Adventure: An RPG for Pre-Schoolers

The Dungeon Adventure:  An RPG for Pre-Schoolers
A while back Sasha and I were playing with some toys and I built a maze out of blocks. With the blocks we had, you couldn’t make a decent maze but it occured to me that our maze would make a decent D&D style dungeon. We had some of her figures walk through the maze ...

Everything Bad is Good For You

Everything Bad is Good For You
Parents can sometimes be appalled at the hypnotic effect that television has on toddlers; they see their otherwise active and vibrant children gazing silently, mouth agape at the screen, and they assume the worst: that television is turning their child into a zombie. The same feeling arises a few years later when they see their ...

Some Stuff Might be Broken Here for a While

Doing a full reinstall of everything here following some problems I had. Wish me luck! Update: Ok, everything should be back up. There were a few things I didn’t put back, but they were mostly leftover files from my previous CMS. If you see any broken links or images, let me know.

New Adventures in HTML5

New Adventures in HTML5
In the last year I started hearing a lot of hype about html5. So far I’ve been impressed. They’ve clearly expanded it to become more of a platform for rich graphics. Here are some cool projects I’ve worked (or am working) on. Sparklines in HTML5 HTML5 Ball Bouncing HTML5 Gravity Ball Rock the Animals (Beta)