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ja2ke @ja2ke Seattle, WA

Jake Rodkin Designer at Valve. Helped make Firewatch, The Walking Dead, Sam & Max, other fine video games. Pods cast at @idlethumbs. Avatar by @michaelfirman

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Joined Twitter 7/11/08


These Half-Life: Alyx photo albums are incredible: Part 1 & 2 https://t.co/9GQTfSmZbo, Part 3… https://t.co/PA6d2AHV4j @bburbank Enhance... @bombsfall Rey writes a tirade on Twitter about how little training Rey got and yet she is somehow beating Kylo in… https://t.co/SKetdqkKPCHaha, what the heck. Thanks to the Super Mario 64 code disassembly it's been discovered that the smoke Mario emits… https://t.co/20ryTLa2VW
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4/7
2020
@JackOfHart @peaksrewatch Yep we'll fix it, sorry. It will take a little time. @JackOfHart @peaksrewatch Season 1 and 2 never had YouTube videos, but the audio episodes should still be up! What… https://t.co/GoQDFB4GdDI'll attempt to articulate what made HyperCard special and different from all modern "make an app easily" programs:… https://t.co/NpAjGhWsmt
Retweeted by ja2keSorry; normally don't ask, but would appreciate a retweet to widen the net. My wife is turning a milestone while w… https://t.co/TvtNiQhsG7
Retweeted by ja2ke @cabel At this point a complete mini wood paneled living room entertainment center is needed to house all this. @merryh Yeah it was a completely unexpected twist but I’ll take it :) Hanging out at Bucca di Beppo at WWDC or some… https://t.co/NugDz1vAdx @merryh ... but in late ‘08 I started a podcast with two friends, that ended up defining huge swaths of my professi… https://t.co/spAwAoBbJX @merryh I turned down a job as a graphic designer at Panic in early 2008, out of a mixture of feeling like I “owed… https://t.co/zf4mR1bh8t
4/6
2020
@totalnanerdoza @ollymoss @idlethumbs Olly doesn’t need to be dreaming to be told he sucks by Idle Thumbs hosts. @keithcalder think of it as a handy way to keep your week grounded in this untethered time. When your phone takes a… https://t.co/nxmYK9DNlmFinal Doom (1996) https://t.co/baMP3MF6tG
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4/5
2020
@Beavs Yessss that face!I'm doing this in about an hour! I've never tried doing a live museum tour of the original Half-Life 1, and I expec… https://t.co/j0iElfspXe
Retweeted by ja2ke @eggbadger @Leukbaars More: https://t.co/C7FoLONGgK
4/4
2020
@jplebreton the most ArtStation portfolio frames per second around @GregoryKoll Got mine out of the back of a drawer and into the laundry this week for the same reason. @patrickklepek ❤️❤️❤️ congrats! @Pentadact I guess what I’m really saying is I want to customize your look, which means maybe you’re already there. @hideous_ Looking great dude @Pentadact You need one more layer popping out at the collar, maybe a redundant scarf-as-makeshift-mask draped unus… https://t.co/Kn1RSQWV9H @house_house_ Gonna get a creepy metal mask on a metal stick. It’s weird. Proud of you all! @hummeline Yes. https://t.co/9yRWWCwRAuThe good news we need https://t.co/eTnuLbVS7xmade a guybrush dress but accidentally made his legs look like my legs https://t.co/3d1FqOOuKM
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4/3
2020
@pokeythepenguin Hi pokey!!! @bburbank @ultrabrilliant I think of it almost weekly.The end of Whiplash except it's the Mute City theme from F-Zero. https://t.co/8Mry5KQetr
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4/2
2020
Not an April 1 joke! After severe downtime and a catastrophic database failure, Max Goldberg brought internet fixtu… https://t.co/NR10gsYfmI
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4/1
2020
Note: This incredible trick juggling video includes game-wide spoilers for Half-Life: Alyx.what. https://t.co/9xGOTgR4ky @MedeaSuki @videodante For a friend hangout that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but that makes sense. At work we hav… https://t.co/KlafpcyrRQMy brain for the last 24 hours, after hearing the “3D Mario games remastered for Switch” rumors https://t.co/tRneiN0p2g @jplebreton They called that generation... zoomers @videodante The other piece zoom gets right, which everyone else weirdly refuses to do, is persistent URLs for room… https://t.co/CRFlGkIAX3jp game developer in the 90's: so we're making a bass fishing game composer: oh hell yeah i got you [adds "drop th… https://t.co/O7hpdNV0R4
Retweeted by ja2ke @GilesPink Carmageddon energy @GuanoLad @shoomlah @camposanto I don’t think it’s on a route you ever explicitly have to take. Some people find it… https://t.co/bbFSILyGIbI left audio out that tweet because it deserves its own (definitely not because I forgot or ran out of space). Watc… https://t.co/OcdhvakzPqI love the HL:A G-Man. Jamaal and Matt and everyone else on the tech art, lighting, choreo, writing teams who worke… https://t.co/sTRgnNI0fVIts always fun to start a new char. I create model sheets to help guide my decisions. GMAN was hard because his exp… https://t.co/VjLVaUFNkM
Retweeted by ja2ke @CarlMuckenhoupt @stirpicus My memory was sometime in late 2010 being told “in January we’ll all fly down and meet… https://t.co/OrJLn0zYsi @tylerepperson Oops sorry. Season 3 is in fact good! But Rob Thomas basically made a video essay defending the them… https://t.co/tpq1FVXvp2 @tylerepperson The beginning signs of Rob Thomas misunderstanding his own show @GuanoLad @shoomlah @camposanto It’s on the hill dividing cottonwood creek from the meadow with pork pond. @shoomlah There’s our boyI don't think I've ever posted these Firewatch bandana illustrations I did at @camposanto a few years back! Still v… https://t.co/oJZ89A00Jp
Retweeted by ja2ke @mistertodd https://t.co/GiArQua5Cu @CarlMuckenhoupt @stirpicus I think PA2 got made in part because there was a multi month delay before TWD started p… https://t.co/IfNXmoZN42 @CarlMuckenhoupt @stirpicus My memory of the overall world across the games was that other Puzzle Divisions start s… https://t.co/riEqGp0eWz @tccolby @stirpicus @CarlMuckenhoupt Don’t worry, making Sam & Max and Puzzle Agent was also an experience of feeli… https://t.co/mYID3yyOR7 @stirpicus @CarlMuckenhoupt Graham did a tiny rough pitch for the very opening scene and I wish I still had it :( (… https://t.co/Bkplh4YhPR @CarlMuckenhoupt I barely remember anymore but could try. I think we had barebones plot & loose world state for lik… https://t.co/65krXIsXH6
3/31
2020
@erin_yvette @ItsMeNickHerman @liamesler @thatJaneNg @MiellynB @NerdAppropriate This list is good. Hell yeah Pajama Samcame me in dream had to draw it https://t.co/VDJK0jdu4m
Retweeted by ja2ke @Urzashottub Nope, pretty sure it was it was Jay/Erik/Sean, not sure which. @ArtoftheTitle have you guys done Space Jam? Its title sequence is so of its era. @pablohidalgo Astrophysicist accidentally the whole coronavirus
3/30
2020
I've just released a new episode of the Zachtronics Podcast! The catch is that this time it's not about video games… https://t.co/Z3SN4oxs5b
Retweeted by ja2ke @zachtronics Yes! @tundaware @siracusa @Leukbaars @eggbadger FakeOS is a fake *nix-windowing-system-approximating-window9x-convention… https://t.co/KIYhMfuciW @shoomlah 👀 @SuperrodanDotA @EndlessJeopardy WowKivett & Myers, Kansas City International Airport (1972) Kansas City, MO KC International opened to passengers on… https://t.co/tijIyZCMfo
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3/29
2020
@LokoGD @Leukbaars @eggbadger HL2 did it: https://t.co/7hm0n02D14Bram did “color change when it hits the corner” thing just with dynamic expressions inside the material editor. It’… https://t.co/K5Xt5ftuEk @LokoGD @Leukbaars @eggbadger We talked about doing pipes or labyrinth but they would have required rendering anoth… https://t.co/DFtdoadUogSome good friends of mine are doing a giant livestream to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. Watch people make good c… https://t.co/HjexBLIleUWell that’s a mess of a tweet. Oh well. Please enjoy our lovingly crafted fake CRT content.I did a lot of the fake OS screens in Russell’s lab with @Leukbaars and @eggbadger, and this screensaver was the la… https://t.co/RwsKTSz0lMA special pre-OST mix for @jessicacurry2's awesome program. #HalfLifeAlyx #gamemusic https://t.co/DWOUQQOs9h
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3/28
2020
Upcoming streams: Saturday at 1PM PST: Wizard Jam remembrance, part 2. @ me if you want your game played! Sunday… https://t.co/YrPVCXKgcj
Retweeted by ja2ke @mistertodd https://t.co/OV9zRJV8ht @SL128T It needs to have remote play together enabled by the developer, but if that’s the case, yes! @SL128T The host has full control over how much input is allowed for the remote friends, and yes you can split it s… https://t.co/6bPKMFtVvBWe enabled this for Firewatch and it was immediately really fun to screw around with with friends online. I hope mo… https://t.co/251trMPyYL
3/27
2020
@ZPostFacto I don’t know either but that’s the point when I went from not hearing it to hearing it all the time. Ha… https://t.co/bmadLaKwR2 @ZPostFacto I wonder if that one fell out of industry jargon and into common parlance because of the TV show? Same… https://t.co/wFERrPLFvPHALF LIFE ALYX SPOILER WARNING IGN interviewed myself and a few of my Jeff cabal team mates before launch, and the… https://t.co/pblcfw2r9n
Retweeted by ja2ke @bombsfall Having a brand new kitchen with big holes in it where the stove and fridge go, and a one burner hot plat… https://t.co/dfaPNdZC1h @bombsfall We have been renovating our kitchen and it is incredible to be able to do and it rules now, but the "fin… https://t.co/eKa6aTjdiU @bombsfall God this sucks. Nothing is worse than discovering you owned a cursed image all along, except for discove… https://t.co/Ma2flSy50i @radiatoryang @HilariousCow jack nicholson yes gif
3/26
2020
I got to spend a whole podcast talking about how much I like Full Throttle! https://t.co/eqpKrqd8h9Writing a book? Need a copy editor? I just completed the University of Chicago's editing certificate program and I'… https://t.co/aEkhAidkPt
Retweeted by ja2ke @ibogost If it’s not an email straight from the CEO of the company I’m no longer interested. @cabel @DavidDarnes @sadlando @ollymoss I withheld this information from you all this time. If it was going to be s… https://t.co/LTMF20n4zf
3/24
2020
Half-Life: Alyx. Now Available. https://t.co/NCOLWqSp3e https://t.co/uHAHmSVdXg
Retweeted by ja2ke @chetfaliszek @valvesoftware its 10am now @eggbadger keep an eye out for your glitchy monitors! @Papapishu What a good choice to name the whole computer system something that can rhyme with Hack @jplebreton It is deeply weird.
3/23
2020
@djf1107 Yes! Has optional binds for quick turns, crouch and stand that you can enable and tune.Have to say I’m excited for the HL:A gifs. I think people are going to make some good ones. https://t.co/ggGnAtdlF7 @garywhitta welcome brother @Papapishu index audio is all around really good, I love it
3/22
2020

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