About the Author

This blog is written and maintained by Greg MacWilliam of Threespot and Lassie Games.

Greg graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a degree in New Media Design and Imaging. He currently works as a multimedia graphics specialist and data visualization engineer at Threespot, a mid-sized interactive agency in Washington D.C. He specializes in front-end web development with an emphasis on JavaScript, as well as iOS, Flash, and rich media applications. Greg’s major projects over the years have included data visualization for the Brookings Institution, interactive map coverage of the 2008 U.S. Elections for both National Public Radio and AOL News, and general multimedia work for the National Park Service, the Baltimore Ravens, and National Geographic. On the side, Greg spent a year teaching at Art Institute of Washington as an adjunct professor of the interactive media program.

Greg grew interested in game programming at RIT and has been actively pursuing Flash & JavaScript game development as a hobby since 2001. He is the creator, designer, and developer of Lassie Adventure Studio, a classic point-and-click adventure game engine built on Flash which he and Matthias Kempke used to produce their indie title, “What Makes You Tick: A Stitch in Time” (sequel to their previous indie hit “What Makes You Tick?“). Greg also worked professionally as the Flash developer on The US Peace Corps’ Kids Game.

Greg’s other interests include hiking, camping, water sports, and juggling.


5 comments so far

  1. Moritz Schneider on

    Hello, just wanted to remark that the LASSIE Webspace seems to have expired, this morning it still worked, now it’s down. Since I am big fan of what I’ve seen so far it would be nice to see it up again…
    will there be some sort of manual for LASSIE AS or Shepherd? I could only find a manual to the old version when the site was still up.
    Thumbs up and greetings, Moritz

  2. Ronaldo Island on

    Hello! I am working on a project of a point-and-click game, and I’m having trouble making an animated character. I tried following a tutorial available at the forums, but it resulted in some errors exporting to a .swf. Could you possibly send me the .fla of the character included in the Lassie demo, so I can see what is going wrong?

  3. Paul on

    Hi bigmac

    Thanks for your ZoomImage class. I cant seem to get it to show even the image that it is meant to generate though. Any clue what I am doing wrong. I have downloaded Greensock and placed the com folder in the same folder as your class together with my empty .fla but no dice !



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