Friday, May 2, 2014

Welcome to my DevBlog!

Hello everyone and welcome to my development blog! My name is Benjamin Blaszczak a.k.a. BobbyLouJo. I'm an independent video game developer and I'm currently studying Computer Science at Penn State University. This blog is dedicated to my games and other programming projects.

I started programming in 2009 when I was in ninth grade. My programming adventure began with creating simple homemade (or "homebrew") games for the Nintendo DS. I created several of these - some finished, some not - and learned a great deal about programming and game creation in the process. The first game that I ever finished was titled Plane Popper. It was a simple game in which the player flies an airplane up and down, popping balloons and dodging bricks. Over the next 5 years, I started many projects and finished a few that am quite proud of, most notably Christmas Jump and MOTH. I've always done all my own artwork for my games and by comparing Plane Popper with MOTH you can see that I came a long way.

Now, for the past year and 5 months I have been hard at work on something new. In November of 2011 I started to teach myself Java and learned how to use the Android SDK. I began work on a total overhaul of Plane Popper for Android devices. While keeping the main idea of the original game - a plane that pops balloons - this new version of the game includes reworked game mechanics and completely new upgraded graphics. The game is in it's final stages of development and I'm very excited to share it with everyone!

Stay tuned for development updates and release information for Plane Popper!



  1. I will read your blog with big pleasure, cause such sphere is my favorite hobbie. Also I love computer games, and for now I very love to relax using Nintendo ds emulator that always saves me from depression.