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January 1: The Under-Credited Game Programmer (Plinky) Saturday 1/1/11

Posted by smcgamer in Archive, Post-A-Day 2011.
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Saturday, January 1, 2010 (week 1).  364 days are remaining.  Today, HGTV reveals its 15th Dream House.

For a first Post-A-Day post, I have chosen the current Plinky topic for today:

“Who deserves more credit?”

For this one, I would have to say Andrew “Redigit” Spinks.

Redigit is the sole programmer of Super Mario Brothers X, the most feature-rich Mario fangame to date.  While he is mostly revered around the official forums, quite a few people want more stuff out of him.  Perhaps the most asked-for is the Starman power-up, a power-up that he has said he is never going to add because it is practically useless.

On this post, I’ve enabled Zemanta, the tool that looks for pictures and related links to your posts.  More information on Zemanta can be found here.  Oh, and I’ve just used the Visual Mode link adder for the first time.  No more adding links in HTML mode!

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