• 2D Graphics Programming for Games (book)

    Published by AK Peters|CRC Press in May (2013), my book on graphics programming focuses on the game industry techniques in the production of 2D games. 2D Graphics Programming for Games explains how to use popular platform-independent graphics techniques for creating 2D web and mobile games. The book explores essential techniques needed …

    Book Cover: 2D Graphics Programming for Games by John Pile Jr
  • aliEnd (Anroid, XBLIG)

    In 2011 I teamed with award winning game industry artist Geoff Gunning and musician dEv Jana to create the arcade style space platformmer, aliEnd. We currently have the game running on the following platforms: Android (Get It Now on Google Play) PC XBOX Live Indie Games Channel (XBLIG) Windows Phone Kindle Fire iOS (soon) …

    aliEnd
  • Moving Day (iOS)

    Moving Day (2011) Company: Proper Games Platforms: iPhone Language: C++ Graphics: OpenGL Moving Day is an iOS game I helped Danny Parker and Geoff Gunning develop while at Proper Games. It is available on iTunes.

    Moving Day
  • Crackdown 2: Toy Box Pack (Xbox 360)

    I’m happy to announce that another game I was a developer on is now out on XBox Live: Crackdown 2 “Toy Box Pack” DLC Developed by Proper Games for our friends at Ruffian Games, the downloadable content adds game tools like “Keys To The City”, new weapons, and new vehicles. …

    Crackdown 2: Toybox DLC
  • Final Fight: Double Impact (XBLA, PSN)

    In 2010 we released the financially successful Final Fight: Double Impact for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, a full emulation of two arcade games Final Fight and Magic Sword. Numerous features were added to bring this ‘old school’ game onto modern consoles. These features allow for the game-play today’s users expect, and …

    Final Fight: Double Impact Arcade Cabinet
  • 2009 BAFTA – Game of the Year

    In October of 2009, our game Flock! received a 2009 BAFTA Scotland for ‘Game of the Year’. The game was a labor of love, and it was great to get the industry recognition for our hard work.

    2009 BAFTA
  • Flock! (XBLA, PSN, PC)

    Published by CAPCOM, Flock! was lovingly crafted by the small development team at Proper Game.  It was also the first published game I had a hand in developing. We released the game for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. Later that October, Flock! received a 2009 BAFTA Scotland for ‘Game …

    Flock!
  • Particle Art Creator (iOS)

    Currently in the prototype stage, Particle Art Creator is a touch-enabled, tablet-based, particle-driven art tool that merges Art, Technology, and Physics. Time permitting, I hope to release a beta version for iPad in the Summer of 2013. This project may have the potential for STEM (if not STEAM) funding. However, I am not …

    Screenshot from Particle Art Creator
  • Lummox (Wii)

    Lummox is an as-of-yet, published game originally intended for release on the Wii. The prototype of the game was the subject of my Master’s dissertation at the University of Abertay.

    Lummox
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aliEnd (Anroid, XBLIG)

In 2011 I teamed with award winning game industry artist Geoff Gunning and musician dEv Jana to create the arcade style space platformmer, aliEnd. We currently …

Moving Day

Moving Day (iOS)

Moving Day (2011) Company: Proper Games Platforms: iPhone Language: C++ Graphics: OpenGL Moving Day is an iOS game I helped Danny Parker …

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2011 Vermont Hackathon

MyWebGrocer hosted a 24-hour hackathon September 16, 2011 at the Champlain Mill in Winooski, Vermont — the state’s first such event – …

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2010 Unity3D and Anrdoid Grant

In November of 2010, on behalf of Champlain College, John Pile was awarded a mini-grant from Unity3D and Google Android to teach …

Flock!

Flock! (XBLA, PSN, PC)

Published by CAPCOM, Flock! was lovingly crafted by the small development team at Proper Game.  It was also the first published game I …

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2009 MSc with Distinction

In 2009 I received an MSc in Software Engineering (Computer Games Technology) from the University of Abertay, in Dundee, Scotland. My degree …