I'm Pippin. I've been a video games academic for quite a while now (did my Ph.D. on games). I made a few random little games when I was very young (in HyperCard and MacroMedia Director!) but only really got down to making games "properly" at the start of 2011 because I started teaching a programming course at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen.
Since then I've made a few games, mostly using Flixel and FlashBuilder to put them together and drawing the art either in Pixen (now that's
a love-hate relationship!) or Manga Studio. I only put my games on my personal website, but a couple of them have made some waves out in internetland - most recently "Let's Play: Ancient Greek Punishment", but also a game called "The Artist Is Present".
Anyway, I've worked on games mostly in isolation for the last year and thought it would be great to start 2012 by trying out the community thing! So far as I can tell, this seems like a great crowd, and I like the idea of the pageants, so I'm looking forward to being part of all this. I should also say that I'm interested in making a few more "game-like" games this year, and thought I'd be able to get some wisdom on that here.
General website: http://www.pippinbarr.com
Games website: http://www.pippinbarr.com/games/