A look back at GameMix

Past entries

For the past 12 months, I've been working for GameMix, an HTML5 game company based in Pasadena, CA. Unfortunately, US immigration laws were not on my side and I have to leave California and go back to school in France. Though, my stay at GameMix has really been a blast and I hope to be able to come back to work with the team again.

That's it for the sad part. Now, I would like to take some time to look back at what I have accomplished during this time.

For several months, I have worked on the GameMix product itself. The main thing I have accomplished was to design the new experience, that I introduced in a previous article. GameMix allows you to play many HTML5 games instantly without having to look for them. Just hit the next button.

GameMix

Of course, I have worked on other aspects of the platform. For instance, I have designed the algorithms that learns from players in order to associate games with each other, and to be able to better choose for the next users.

I also created the native Android version using Cordova.

Aside from the platform itself, I also worked on many smaller projects that I won't list there, but I also created 12 games! You can access them from the dedicated page, or from GameMix.

These are the games I had to make (my personal favorite being AstroAlpaca :-p ):

Making these games has allowed me to gain a lot of experience in HTML5 game development, but they also allowed me to see it from a different point of view. Indeed, I make game for Tap2Play.io for fun, but for the past 12 months I was able to make them for business purposes mainly, and therefore to work with a team composed of a designer, a business developer, and a CEO.

Though I brought my expertise on the technology and the market, as well as getting new technical skills, I was able to have a significant impact on the company's decisions. I was also able to gain a lot of experience in business development, which I consider to be at least as important as the rest.

Anyway, thanks GameMix for these awesome 12 months. As one of my favorite actors said: I'll be back!

In the next article I will talk about my current projects. I have a couple of games that I'm currently making, I hope you will like them. You can check my Twitter account if you want to grab a few screenshots.

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