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27, Male
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South Carolina
Joined:
9/16/01
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Level 12 Game Developer
Garbage Whistle
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Recent Game Medals

A fish-shaped balloon 10 Points Complete 12 levels Medal Stats.
A balloon with a star 10 Points Complete 6 levels Medal Stats.
it gets better 10 Points finish dys4ia Medal Stats.
The Ending Story 50 Points Finish STORY MODE Medal Stats.
Top Gun 10 Points Destroy 10 planes in JETS. Medal Stats.
Good Spork 5 Points Find me two sporks Medal Stats.
Call A Plumber 5 Points 02 - Escape the Mario pipe Medal Stats.
Forklift Foul 25 Points 01 - Defeat boss Medal Stats.
Waste Not 10 Points 01 - Throw kid body Medal Stats.
Beardy Basher 10 Points 01 - Defeat Beardy Barrel Medal Stats.


Total Medals Earned: 75 (From 20 different games.)

Latest News

Been awhile...

2011-11-16 13:22:43 by MarkWillett

Hi all, I haven't forgotten about you all. I swear. I apologize for the lack of updates let me explain a little of whats going on.

Awhile back I posted about going to work on an XBLA game. Well I did.. I started to work on one and had everything ready to roll out. Then I got deployed. I am active military so I kinda had to put that part of my life on hold. That's ok right? Sadly no. While I was deployed I came back and had some things in life I had to deal with. I also got a promotion in the military so I took on a bit more of a responsibility. I also got engaged to the woman I love.

Man things started to work out. However my game just sat there waiting to be made still into the XBLA. I had everything ready to send out for approval had a legal team ready and was basically awaiting a few minor steps. Then my website TwurQ.com blew up. Also known to some as Blurtsy.com. I attempted to contact Tom Fulp about the idea when it was starting up. I could have really used his help. We exchanged one email however either he was to busy, or it just didn't appeal to him. The day of the launch I decided to go solo and do without the help of Tom. Bam my servers went into meltdown mode. The first day marked one of the largest hits I have ever seen on a website ever. I did close to 820gb of traffic in one day. It was monumental as November of last year I was able to beat Youtube for whopping 13 minutes as most popular page on the internet. I was pretty stoked as I got close to 200million views in one day. I thank Twitter and my marketing director Shuls who helped setup the beta test for it.

Sadly, the servers overloaded, the site went down and I was 5000$ over my head in bills as VPS's don't come cheap. One day cost me an arm and a leg :(. The quasi youtube / podcasting reccomendation channel engine thats a magazine based on what you like was a hit. I started to talk with another company about expanding and selling.

A company then in January decided it was time to buy it and acquire it from me. I sold TwurQ to a company known as BlueHost. BlueHost payed an undisclosed amount to me for the rights as well as keeping me on board and renaming it. They had a vision to make a unified system that did what I had and include usernames from all social media and bring it to one spot. Basically imagine friendfeed meets youtube meets a magazine. The rename was Blurtsy.

Blurtsy made it 1 month. It then got shut down :( And now. I am back, ready to animate..

Been a long time...

Oh and that game for XBLA... its still coming. I promise.