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1935
Announcing 1935!
The almost-true story of a life in organized crime during the Great Depression.
What is “the mob”?
A brief look at the what makes the most established organized crime syndicates so different from ordinary criminals.
The Lemon Business
How the world’s longest-running institution of organized crime grew up around an ordinary citrus fruit.
Palermo
A look at the Sicilian Mafia’s capital city
The Great Famine
How the first wave of European immigration to New York City was instigated by a North American fungus.
Learning from the Masters
In order to bring the performances in 1935 to life, we looked to cinema’s greatest talents.
A Familiar Situation
How a combination of Irish immigration and New York City’s unique geography set the stage for Italian mafia rule.
Unification
As Irish immigration dwindled in the first half of the 20th century, Italian immigrants took the helm of organized crime and unified its disparate syndicates.
Interactive Fiction
The Cave Inside the Terminal
What interactive fiction is, and why we care about it.
The Promise of the Blinking Cursor
How interactive fiction promised a world of possibilities in a way that modern games do not.
The Cat and the Dragon
While it certainly didn’t help, the lack of robust input parsing was a minor annoyance compared to the real problem with interactive fiction.
From Space Ace to Doom
Somewhere between Space Ace and Doom, interactivity begins.
Volitional Fiction
How current attempts at interactive fiction fail to allow volitional play.
Wouldn’t You Prefer a Nice Game of Chess?
The current state of interactive fiction technology doesn’t even get us to Tic Tac Toe, let alone Chess.
Fighting the Dragon
Our ten-year plan to fight the dragon from the Colossal Cave and make volitional fiction a reality.
Handmade Hero
Announcing HandmadeCon 2015!
The first annual conference for Handmade Hero and friends.
HandmadeCon 2015 Schedule
Speakers and times for HandmadeCon 2015
Five Rules for Game Development Conferences
The ideas behind the Handmade Hero convention, its origins, and why it’s important for us to have a developer-centric convention.
Announcing HandmadeHero Art Packs!
Starting immediately after HandmadeCon, we will be releasing the first art pack for Handmade Hero.
HandmadeCon 2015 Wrap-up
Best. Coding. Con. Ever. At least until HandmadeCon 2016!
Announcing HandmadeCon 2016!
Everyone’s favorite Handmade Hero conference returns for a second year!
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Tommy Refenes
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Tommy Refenes.
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Mike Acton
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Mike Acton.
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Pat Wyatt
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Pat Wyatt.
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Jonathan Blow
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Jonathan Blow.
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Ron Gilbert
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Ron Gilbert
Please welcome Anna Rettberg to the Handmade Hero team!
Anna Rettberg has come on to do the in-game artwork for Handmade Hero.
Handmade Hero Art Progress
The artwork is coming along great, but Casey broke the show’s only microphone.
Handmade Hero Orphan Concept Art
As part of the expanded world of Handmade Hero, you’ll get to meet a lot more of your fellow limbless orphans.
Limbless Orphans, from Concept to Game
A brief look at the painstaking process involved in producing sprites for Handmade Hero.
Announcing the HandmadeCon 2016 Job Fair!
HandmadeCon 2016 will feature a job fair where attendees can meet with members of prominent engine development teams.
HandmadeCon 2016 Speakers
The initial list of confirmed speakers for HandmadeCon 2016.
HandmadeCon 2016 Sessions
The session list for HandmadeCon 2016.
Career Stories
Casey reads a selection of contributed stories about changing careers to software development.
Biography
Miscellaneous
About Molly Rocket
Who we are as game developers, as people, and most importantly, as friends.
Radio Taiso at Molly Rocket
How we keep ourselves semi-functioning physically at the office
Website Upgradez
It’s true, we could use some feedback on how accessible our website is for you on your many devices!
#ManInTree
There was a man. In a tree.
The Brexit
Your Brexit questions answered.
The Inaugural Flight of Humphrey Bogart Pterodactyl
His very first flight, from Molly Rocket headquarters straight to you.
The Swamps of Sorrow
Humphrey Bogart Pterodactyl prepares to take flight in Anna’s absence.
Even Humphrey Bogart Pterodactyl cries sometimes…
Something really big is coming down the pipe…
Humphrey is circling Seattle Center!
What could Humphrey be bringing to us next week?
Molly Rocket Blog Hiatus
Fear not  —  our blog will return, but on a less regular schedule.
Chronological
The Inaugural Flight of Humphrey Bogart Pterodactyl
His very first flight, from Molly Rocket headquarters straight to you.
Announcing HandmadeCon 2015!
The first annual conference for Handmade Hero and friends.
Meet the Team: Casey Muratori
Casey’s bio page.
Meet the Team: Anna Rettberg
Anna’s bio page.
Radio Taiso at Molly Rocket
How we keep ourselves semi-functioning physically at the office
HandmadeCon 2015 Schedule
Speakers and times for HandmadeCon 2015
Meet the Team: Jeff Roberts
Jeff’s bio page.
Five Rules for Game Development Conferences
The ideas behind the Handmade Hero convention, its origins, and why it’s important for us to have a developer-centric convention.
Meet the Team: Yangtian Li
Yangtian’s bio page.
The Swamps of Sorrow
Humphrey Bogart Pterodactyl prepares to take flight in Anna’s absence.
Announcing HandmadeHero Art Packs!
Starting immediately after HandmadeCon, we will be releasing the first art pack for Handmade Hero.
HandmadeCon 2015 Wrap-up
Best. Coding. Con. Ever. At least until HandmadeCon 2016!
The Cave Inside the Terminal
What interactive fiction is, and why we care about it.
The Promise of the Blinking Cursor
How interactive fiction promised a world of possibilities in a way that modern games do not.
The Cat and the Dragon
While it certainly didn’t help, the lack of robust input parsing was a minor annoyance compared to the real problem with interactive fiction.
From Space Ace to Doom
Somewhere between Space Ace and Doom, interactivity begins.
Volitional Fiction
How current attempts at interactive fiction fail to allow volitional play.
Wouldn’t You Prefer a Nice Game of Chess?
The current state of interactive fiction technology doesn’t even get us to Tic Tac Toe, let alone Chess.
Fighting the Dragon
Our ten-year plan to fight the dragon from the Colossal Cave and make volitional fiction a reality.
Website Upgradez
It’s true, we could use some feedback on how accessible our website is for you on your many devices!
Meet the Team: John Loren
John Loren’s bio page.
Even Humphrey Bogart Pterodactyl cries sometimes…
Something really big is coming down the pipe…
Announcing 1935!
The almost-true story of a life in organized crime during the Great Depression.
What is “the mob”?
A brief look at the what makes the most established organized crime syndicates so different from ordinary criminals.
The Lemon Business
How the world’s longest-running institution of organized crime grew up around an ordinary citrus fruit.
Palermo
A look at the Sicilian Mafia’s capital city
The Great Famine
How the first wave of European immigration to New York City was instigated by a North American fungus.
#ManInTree
There was a man. In a tree.
Learning from the Masters
In order to bring the performances in 1935 to life, we looked to cinema’s greatest talents.
A Familiar Situation
How a combination of Irish immigration and New York City’s unique geography set the stage for Italian mafia rule.
Unification
As Irish immigration dwindled in the first half of the 20th century, Italian immigrants took the helm of organized crime and unified its disparate syndicates.
Humphrey is circling Seattle Center!
What could Humphrey be bringing to us next week?
Announcing HandmadeCon 2016!
Everyone’s favorite Handmade Hero conference returns for a second year!
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Tommy Refenes
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Tommy Refenes.
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Mike Acton
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Mike Acton.
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Pat Wyatt
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Pat Wyatt.
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Jonathan Blow
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Jonathan Blow.
HandmadeCon 2015  —  Ron Gilbert
Video of the HandmadeCon 2015 session with Ron Gilbert
Please welcome Anna Rettberg to the Handmade Hero team!
Anna Rettberg has come on to do the in-game artwork for Handmade Hero.
Handmade Hero Art Progress
The artwork is coming along great, but Casey broke the show’s only microphone.
Handmade Hero Orphan Concept Art
As part of the expanded world of Handmade Hero, you’ll get to meet a lot more of your fellow limbless orphans.
The Brexit
Your Brexit questions answered.
Limbless Orphans, from Concept to Game
A brief look at the painstaking process involved in producing sprites for Handmade Hero.
Molly Rocket Blog Hiatus
Fear not  —  our blog will return, but on a less regular schedule.
Announcing the HandmadeCon 2016 Job Fair!
HandmadeCon 2016 will feature a job fair where attendees can meet with members of prominent engine development teams.
HandmadeCon 2016 Speakers
The initial list of confirmed speakers for HandmadeCon 2016.
HandmadeCon 2016 Sessions
The session list for HandmadeCon 2016.
Career Stories
Casey reads a selection of contributed stories about changing careers to software development.