Author Archives: Zach

New Site

With the launch of the new ZI website, the old ZI website was moved to http://thesiteformerlyknownas.zachtronicsindustries.com (where you are right now). Comments are disabled and there will be no new posts. Unless you are looking for strange, old Zachtronics Industries stuff, you probably want to visit http://www.zachtronicsindustries.com instead!

Welcome to the future!

I’m glad to see that you guys are excited about SpaceChem, because I know that I am! To answer a few questions from the comments: – As payjack points out, this game looks an awful lot like a real indie game, which I assume means you suspect that it will cost money. Which would be [...]

I’m just going to leave this here…

http://www.spacechemthegame.com More information coming soon…

Other Peoples’ Games, Part Two

I got an email this morning from a fan of a new-ish flash engineering game, Tile Factory, suggesting I tell you guys about it. So I will! Tile Factory is an engineering game by Jonathon Duerig that involves factories and tiles. From what I’ve played the gameplay feels like a mix of Manufactoid and Factory [...]

Manufactoria

Who here likes my “engineering” games? Everyone? Excellent! Because I have something that you may like! GO PLAY THIS GAME. RIGHT NOW. And then go vote for it with 5-stars because this fellow is close to winning the weekly prize! What is this? It’s a flash game called Manufactoid Manufactoria by a Nicholas Feinberg of [...]

A Modest Protocol Proposal

Although it appears to have gone over some heads, the last post, Internal Developments, was intended as satire. Perhaps not enough of you have experience in production environments where XML is used like a glorious aether that ties everything together. Fortunately, I think we can spin this into something more informative. As it turns out, [...]

Internal Developments

ORIGIN: ZACHTRONICS INDUSTRIES / WEST / ADVANCED GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGIES LABORATORY RE: GRAPHICAL ASSET INTERCHANGE CONVERSION TOOL PROTOTYPE DISTRIBUTION: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PUBLIC DIRECTIVE: RELEASE TEXT FOLLOWS DIRECTIVE: REPRODUCE VERBATIM —- The Advanced Graphics Laboratory, a division of Zachtronics Industries, is pleased to announce that a recently developed internal tool has been approved for release [...]

WordPress!

In case it’s not obvious, I’ve switched my site over to WordPress! Expect a proper template sometime in the next few days.

Happy Holidays!

It’s a good thing I make video games and not airplanes…

It has come to my attention that the NSIS installer script I’ve been using for ALL of my installers will delete the entire installation directory when doing an uninstall. For anyone who chose the default option, which is to create a new subdirectory in the “Zachtronics Industries” folder in “Program Files”, this is not a [...]