User:Frecklefoot

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I'm a software engineer by trade, and a husband and dad by leisure. I've spent most of my professional career in the game industry. In fact, I was the lead programmer on two of the games I worked on: Clue and Scooby Doo: Mystery of the Fun Park Phantom. If you want to know more about me, visit my official web site: Frecklefoot's Flat. Being a video game developer, I got an entry on MobyGames: my Rap Sheet.

Wiki History[edit]

I've started scores of articles, but the ones I'm most proud of deal with the video game industry, which I used to be a proud part of. With a few exceptions, I either completely authored or totally overhauled all the articles below. Of course I can't take credit (or blame) for the current state of any of the articles (Wikipedia is a community effort), but I'm proud that I was able to give birth to such important and interesting articles:

I often edit articles about subjects I have no particular interest in, usually with just small changes to grammar and formatting (in this sense, I'm often a WikiGnome). But here's a list (in chronological order, more or less) of articles with which I've had a great deal to do with. Some articles I've created, others I've just greatly expanded. I haven't included stubs that I've created (they don't count!) unless I later expanded it into a significant article. Newest work appears at the bottom.

Notable contributions[edit]

Video game developer | Video game publisher | Los Gatos, California | Clue board game | DirectX | Direct3D | DirectDraw | Hasbro | Hasbro Interactive | A* Search Algorithm | Mormon Tabernacle Choir | Cogswell Polytechnical College | Game controller | Scholastic Aptitude Test | Fluorescent lamp | Wizards of the Coast | Lead programmer | Expedition to the Barrier PeaksFeatured article | Jewel | Games Workshop's Talisman | Talisman Expansion Set | Talisman City expansion | The Adventure expansion | Talisman Dungeon expansion | Talisman Timescape expansion | Trillian | Marvin the Paranoid Android | Arthur Dent | SDK | Clue video game | Ambush! | Up Front | ESRB | Avalon Hill's Civilization | Visual Studio .NET | X-COM series of video games | Heroes of Might and Magic | FTL Games | SunDog: Frozen Legacy | Orthorexia nervosa | Sleep paralysis | Sleep disorder | Rapid application development | Electronic Arts | Cattle mutilation | Family Affair | Bard's Tale | Nagware | Tim Conway | Patrick Nagel | The Stainless Steel Rat | Alan Miller | Vanity site | Castle Wolfenstein | Centipede | Game designer | Game programmer | Game Developer Magazine | Video arcade | Apogee Games | Monty Hall | Abdominoplasty | Technical writer | Video game industry | Frank Frazetta | The Mamas & the Papas | Michelle Phillips | Denny Doherty | Cass Elliott | Accolade | Dungeons & Dragons | D&D dice | Lead figures | Monster Manual | Player's Handbook | Dungeon Master's Guide | Deities & Demigods | Erol Otus (early D&D artist) | Jeff Dee (early D&D artist) | List of Dungeons & Dragons modules | Game design | Patch (computing) | Dominique Dunne | Internet game | Al Jaffee | X-COM: Genesis | Managed C++ | Game producer | Journey to the Center of the Earth | Romancing the Stone | Dragon's Lair | Nine to Five | Dabney Coleman | MobyGames | Killer List of Videogames | Galaxian | Trip Hawkins | Three Men and a Baby | Jordan Mechner | Mazes and Monsters | Filoli | Campbell Soup Company | Defender of the Crown | "Margaritaville" | Spy Hunter | Altered Beast | Lincoln Child | IntelliSense | A.P.B. | Room 222 | Choplifter | Cabal | Donkey Kong Jr. | Elevator Action | State Farm Mutual Insurance | Ikari Warriors | Extended warranty | Game tester | Planetfall | Cornerstone | The Lost Treasures of Infocom | Feelies | Frogger | Time Pilot | 720° | Golden Age of Arcade GamesFeatured article | Sam Walton | Tapper | Paperboy | Bad Dudes | Fry's Electronics | Line of sight | Food Fight | Starcross | Crown Burgers | Superstore | James C. Christensen | Temple of Apshai | Hogan's Alley | Foul Play | Richard Dutcher | The Other Side of Heaven | Villa Montalvo | God's Army | A Princess of Mars | Game programming | Serious game | The Lurking Horror | Jon Freeman | Anne Westfall | Free Fall Associates | Jungle 2 Jungle | Gamebryo | X-COM: Alliance | Dave Ellis | The R.M. | The Singles Ward | Game development | Cinemaware | Conan: Hall of Volta | Roadwar 2000 | Gas Powered Games | Bill Budge | Julian Gollop | Beyond Castle Wolfenstein | Music Construction Set | Will Harvey | Skyfox | Windows Template Library | The Other | The American President | Dungeon Siege II | Dr. 90210 | Bruce Webster | Jack-Jack Attack | HouseSitter | Into the Night | Crush, Crumble and Chomp! | Silverado | J. Willard Marriott | GameTap | Rescue at Rigel | Looker | Head Office | Scooby Doo: Mystery of the Fun Park Phantom | Foundation 9 Entertainment | Ode to Billy Joe | Beehive House | Hacker | Rocket Ranger | S.D.I. | King of Chicago | Runaway | BudgeCo | Assault | Redline | The Work and The Glory | Walker Digital | Steve Maguire | Dreamchild | Swensen's | Game development tool | List of video game publishers | Importer | Exporter | 3D modeler | 3D model | Mean 18 | Jack Nicklaus 4 | Arcticfox | Jim Roslof | Titan Empire | Barbarian | David S. LaForce | Dan Gorlin | Dungeonquest | Dungeon! | Rick Raymer | "The First Men" | SlickEdit | Headgate Studios | MicroIllusions | List of Electronic Arts games | CL 9 | 4th & Inches | iWoz | Designed to Sell | A Storyteller in Zion | Running | Spitfire Ace | Dropzone | Star Fleet I: The War Begins | Harry Anderson | Lunar Lander (from 1390 to 4,826 bytes!) | Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited | The World's Greatest Lover | Airheart | Hundred-Dollar Baby | Potshot | Microplay Software | Red Sonja Unconquered | War Rafts of Kron | Bad Business | Resolution | The Judas Goat | Zynga | Pace Foods | Ceremony | Looking for Rachel Wallace | Chasing the Bear | A Catskill Eagle | Pastime | Luis Ricardo Falero | Neil Tillotson | List of Brøderbund games | Activiti (software) | List of Atari arcade games | Lullaby | The Datestones of Ryn | List of Capcom games | Oculus VR | Psi-5 Trading Company

See also: my edit stats, or my edit stats according to a different tool

I've also created numerous categories. But since the 'pedia has about 16,000,000,000 categories right now, I'm not sure that's something to be proud of...

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Projects[edit]

Projects I'm officially interested in, but not necessarily an official member of.

Genuinely interesting[edit]

Though I didn't contribute a whole lot to these articles, they are interesting nonetheless:

Awards and accolades[edit]

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User:Frecklefoot has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, is awarded their own day!

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I award this barnstar to Frecklefoot for his contributions to most every computer game and video game article on Wikipedia. His continual work on improving this realm of the encyclopedia is very appreciated. Tempshill 21:40, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
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Frecklefoot has been award the CVG Star for his tireless contributions to, and protection of the Game designer article Konman72
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For catching a very subtle, yet important error in Prophecies of Joseph Smith, Jr.. --Noleander (talk) 20:51, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
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giving birth to important and interesting articles
Thank you, veteran editor mentioning leisure early, knight, gnome and fairy, proud that you were "able to give birth to such important and interesting articles" as Video game developer and many more fundamental ones in the industry, based on first-hand knowledge, for Expedition to the Barrier Peaks and other expeditions to peaks, for patience in discussion and simply helping out, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (30 January 2011)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:53, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

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