Tyler Sontag's Homepage
I am a programmer who studied at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where I obtained my BS in computer science.
I spent a lot of my free time from age 12 to age 18 designing games in Game Maker. Most of them are not available online anymore, but here's a game I made for a Game Jam at RPI in September 2013. Game Jams are competitions in which you have 24 hours to design a game based on a theme. I designed "Boxsmith" on my own, and it won the "Most Polished Game" category as judged by representatives from Vicarious Visions.
I am a fan of the 1992 PC game Chip's Challenge and its sequel. I've designed many custom levels for the game, which can easily be played using Tile World, an open-source emulation of Chip's Challenge. My notable level packs can be downloaded here:
- TS0 CC1
- TS1 CC1
- TS2 CC1
- TSα CC2
- TSβ CC2
I maintain the Chip's Challenge high score boards, as listed earlier on this page.
I am a fan of the rhythm game series Dance Dance Revolution and related sorts of games: In the Groove, Stepmania, Pump It Up. I have a pack of thirty songs for which I've designed stepcharts, compatible with Stepmania, titled Apackalypse.
- I write electronic music and release it under my own name (haven't thought of a cool pseudonym yet). Its genre can be best described as chiptune or video game music, but many of my tracks don't fit into a concrete genre. My main influences are Boards of Canada, Disasterpeace, and Radiohead.
- Nullsides (2018)
- Are Spirits Delicious? (2015)
- Psychosomatic Responses to the Changing Chords (2014)
- Deleting Life.mp3 (2013)
- Communism (2013)
- This Isn't Rap (2013, no longer online)