dorkster


My name is Justin, and I write free software (the libre kind). I generally stick to game development, but I've contributed a little to some non-game projects as well. You can read more about me below.

If you wish to contact me, you can do so via email.
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Projects

(To see a full list of things I've hacked on, check out my Github profile)

Flare
Action Role Playing Game
Clint Bellanger's Flare is a fantastic free-software action RPG, similar to the Diablo series. I've been helping with development since March of 2012 and have since become the lead developer.
Freeblocks
Puzzle Game
Created as my January 2013 OneGameAMonth project, Freeblocks is a game similar to Tetris Attack. While not a direct clone, it's still quite fun to play.
Noman's Dungeon
Turn-based Role Playing Game
This is a turn-based, rogue-like created for Ludum Dare #31. The goal is to travel to the last floor, retrieve the elusive trophy, and return to the surface. After the game jam was finished, I wrote about the process and the end result.
feedreader
Linux Desktop Utility
A simple GTK2-based RSS reader that sits in the system tray. It displays a simple list of articles per feed, each of which can be opened in a web browser. I don't personally use this anymore, but it was my first experience making something with GTK2.
keylock-tray
Linux Desktop Utility
Much to my disappointment, many modern laptops don't have LEDs for CapsLock and NumLock. So I created a program that displays their status as tray icons. It uses GTK2 and XKB and features command line flags to change the background/foreground colors of the icons.
Transit Log System
Website
Originally developed for the Stow, MA Council on Aging for their transportation needs. The system provides an easy method for staff to create daily schedules, which drivers can then use to log mileage and fuel data. Drivers are given a mobile-friendly interface for working with the schedule on the road, along with pre-trip reports and vehicle maintenance status. Monthly reports can be generated with the recorded data, as well as additional information about the clients.

Other Contributions

Bridges to Malawi
Website
In 2019, I was asked to redesign the website for the charity organization, Bridges to Malawi. I was happy to oblige, and after a brief bit of iteration, came to a result that we were both happy with. The primary goals were to give the site a more professional look, while also better highlighting the pillars of the organization's work.
Along with the website design, I also created an introductory video to be used on their main page.
Tiled
Tile Map Editor
RetroArch
Emulator Front-end
cdogs-sdl
Game
spacefm
File Manager

More About Me

My interests / hobbies

Why "dorkster"?

Somewhere around when Team Fortress 2 was released, I started using something from Dexter's Laboratory as my Steam name. I don't remember how, but it eventually mutated into "Dorkster". I kind of got attached to it, as it has some nice properties: