About

Hi I'm Mark Andrade.

This is my little corner of the internet where you can learn something about me, find things I'm working on, and learn about other weird little things.

You can find me on a few socials at Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

I'm currently the owner of Taara.Games where I make games for KaiOS, mobile, and web.

Before Taara.Games, from 2007 to about 2018, I was making games for iOS under the name Sputnik Games.

I've made games for Disney Internet Group where I was part of Disney Online's Daily Blast game team. It was fun being the main Shockwave game developer as well as the rare developer on a Mac at that time. I used to keep an Atari 2600, Nintendo 64, and an Apple IIe in my cube to play old games for inspiration.

After Disney I joined Mutation Labs and later 3D Groove which I wrote or produced games for Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros, Comedy Central, as well as other fortune 500 companies.

I'm currently working on rebuilding the games I made for the iPhone when it first launched that were originally written in C++ or Obj-C and Cocos2D. I'm porting them to either HTML5 or using Game Maker. I want them to work on the latest devices as well as online.

Disclosure

Just in case I put referral or affiliate links in my blog and forget to mention it, the following applies to the whole site.

Beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. So here goes…

Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:

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Receive Stocks

Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.

This disclosure section is based on Tim Ferris' Disclosure page

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