About

My name is Zack Middleton. I am an amateur software developer, game designer, and 2D/3D artist. I have an associate of science degree focused on computer programming (Waubonsee Community College, 2011) and 8 years of amateur software development experience, primarily using C, since July 2006.

I’m interested in creating free and open source games, watching anime, and listening to music (primarily from [Japanese] TV shows, movies, and video games).

I use the alias’  ZTurtleMan and ZTM. This website contains information about things I’m interested in. I can be contacted at zturtleman@gmail.com.

Video game related

The main examples of what I’ve done are Turtle Arena (game design, programming, and art; character designs based on characters owned by Viacom), Spearmint (engine design, programming), and contributions to ioquake3 since 2009.

I’ve had direct involvement programming for or submitting patches to q3rally, iortcwUnvanquished, and ET: Legacy. Indirectly (via ioquake3) my work is also in ReactionOpenJK, OpenArena, Smokin’ GunsWorld of Padman, Monkeys of Doom, and probably others.

I programmed things for a few Sonic Robo Blast 2 mods around 2007/2008. Super Smash Bros-like mod (various features; the core gameplay was by other people). SRB2 Riders (reverse item throwing in Mario Kart mode).

Art related

turtle-colorI made the graphics for Turtle Arena (character designs based on characters owned by Viacom). Aside from Turtle Arena I’ve only done 2D art (mainly pencil drawings), as seen on my Flickr account.