What's New - last updated February 15, 2016
Welcome to OpusGames.com!. I usually go by the name
Doug Lanford, but I sometimes use the alias of a certain penguin when communicating on
the internet. I'm an experienced software engineer and game programmer, recently moved
to the wonderful small town of North Bend (also known to some as Twin Peaks), near
Seattle, from my home town of Albuquerque.
The image of me shown above was created by John Kovalic, the creator of the wonderful "Dork Tower." He made me look far better than the reality! Take a look in the Dork Tower page to find out how I ended up in a Dork Tower comic!
I've recently been working iOS Development contract jobs (just finishing my current
contract at INRIX), but you can find my career info here:
Head over to the computer games page - this page has various links devoted to games I've helped create (or in a few cases tested early in my career), including cheats and easter eggs. Many have direct links below:
Robotech - I'm not only a fan of the cartoon series Robotech... I also worked on a video game based on it. Here you can find my fan page, including the most detailed information about the failed Robotech: Crystal Dreams game for the Nintendo 64 on the web.
Dork Tower - a fan page dedicated to one of my favorite comics... John Kovalic has built a wonderful world devoted to nerds and geeks of all kinds. Here you can find a couple of examples of his comic strip, and a database of information about the town of Mud Bay and the universe Kovalic created.
The Dragonriders of Pern - I've been a long-time fan of Anne McCaffery, especially her wonderful stories about the Dragonriders of Pern. A few years back, I wrote my own piece of fan-fiction in the Pern universe, and thought I'd add it here.
Animation Cels, Toys, and Collectables - this page is devoted to my nerdy collection of sci-fi and animation collectables. It includes a bunch of Japanese animation cels, a large collection of Robotech and other anime related collectables, as well as other stuff.
Book, Movie,and Game Reviews - For a period of about eight months years back, I dropped a brief review of all the books I had read, as well as sporatic reviews of movies, games, and anything else I happened to come across. It was taking way to much of my time, however, so it hasn't been updated since October, 1998. I go through at least a novel a week (mostly Sci-Fi, but not always), so the reviews page includes several search indexes.
Archaeology - primarily Mayan and Anasazi, with a few other things added in. The page is mostly pictures I or friends have taken, plus some reconstructive sketches I made for a college paper (of which I am very proud - these are the height of my meager artistic talents!)
Views From China - in December of 1999 I went to Guangzhou, China with friends who were adopting a baby girl... here are some pictures from that amazing trip!
Links - stuff I find interesting... links to on-line comics (Dork Tower, PvP, and more), SciFi and Anime stuff I like and other exotic locations.
Random Stuff - Pictures and info that I scanned in because I felt like it years back when I was first setting up my webpage. I really should update this with new pictures sometime!
Random Thoughts and Rants - occasional random essays and thoughts. Someday I'll write something for this page, but for now its nearly empty (and horribly outdated!)
It turns out I'm a Schroeder! That was a surprise... I figured me for a Charlie Brown
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The image above is copyright © 1986 from the Bloom County Babylon: Five
Years of Basic Naughtiness trade paperback. The picture was then colored by the
author of this web page.
The image of me is copywrite 2002 John Kovalic :) Well... the comic it came from is his anyway!
All content on this and all the sub-pages at this website are © copywrite 2014 by Doug Lanford, except where noted specifically at the bottom of each sub-page.