Tuesday, June 30, 2020

How to Code Basic Movement in Scratch

A lot of kids want to take the big step from basic coding blocks to coding actual games, but often times they don't know where to start.

I put on my "Educator Who Codes" hat and made a tutorial showing how to code basic movement in Scratch.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

I AM DRUMS Read Alouds For E-Learning!

Dear teachers, parents, and students,

With the support of my publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and my agent, Eddie Schneider, I am thrilled to share read alouds of my debut middle grade novel, I AM DRUMS.

TEACHERS -- it is 100% okay to share this video with your students for e-learning purposes via Google Classroom and/or any other online learning platform during the COVID-19 crisis. 

I am hoping to post one chapter per day, so feel free to view/listen at your own pace. A playlist of all chapters posted thus far is embedded below. Closed captions seem to be working as well, so students with hearing impairments can turn them on if needed.

Please excuse the backwards front cover -- it's a side effect of selfie camera mode! :)

Stay chill and rock out,
Mike


Monday, March 16, 2020

Play the DRILLY WILLIS demo in your browser!

Want to play the ADVENTURES OF DRILLY WILLIS demo without downloading anything?

Now you can play the demo in your browser!* Check it out below, then...

... PREORDER THE FULL GAME FOR PC AND MAC.

* Please note the final version of the game will not be browser based.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

DRILLY WILLIS Playable Demo Available Now!

There is now an official free playable demo of THE ADVENTURES OF DRILLY WILLIS for Windows PC and Mac OS.

Download the demo for Windows or Mac OS over at Itch -- https://privatepook.itch.io/drilly-willis -- and/or preorder the game below...

Here's the official game synopsis:


"Drilly Willis has a drill for a head, shoots screws at foes, and rocks at guitar. But one night, in an envious rage, Flash Clappy crashes Drilly's concert and banishes them to a world of things that suck.

Now Drilly is stuck in a weird limbo where he must battle odd creatures and relearn every song they once knew to escape. Along the way, they'll fight strange creatures and ally with musical accessories also banished by Clappy. Can Drilly survive in this strange new world and find their way back to the music? Can Flash Clappy, the worst musician in the world, be stopped from banishing all good tunes, instruments, and musicians for eternity?

Only Drilly Willis can save music forever!

Metroid meets Earthworm Jim meets Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure!"

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Misadventures of Drilly Nelson -- a short animated film

Drilly Nelson just wants to jam, but some dude in a suit isn't cool with that...