Folios by Skills: Puzzle Design

The Master Theorem

The Master Theorem (TMT) is a web-based "society of solvers" that I cofounded and built. The website is run by M, the mysterious figurehead of TMT with a long resume of intrigue and impressive accomplishments. Before lea ...

Substring Revamped

Substring Revamped is a remake of the iOS game I had made nearly 5 years earlier. Instead of a never-ending, fast-paced, and often stressful slew of arbitrary substrings, I decided to break things up into levels and leve ...

Substring Classic

Substring was a unique word game that I conceived of, designed, and programmed for both the web and iPhone back when iOS3 was still the latest and greatest. Under time pressure, players were given three-letter sequences, ...

Simon Game Keychain

While a research assistant at the MIT Media Lab, I made a keychain-sized memory game with three LED's and a speaker. The game showed the player a longer and longer pattern of lights and sounds, and using the push buttons ...

Father’s Day Puzzle

This puzzle toy was a gift I designed and built for my father one father's day. The base is a birch hardwood coated in a linseed oil. I manually cut a rectangular shape out of the wood with a small jig saw, then laser-et ...

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning was a location-based, logic puzzle iPad game that I designed and built at the MIT Media Lab while I was a research assistant in the Changing Places research group. The game was built on top of the IsoLynx ...