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My name is Alexandre Thomas but I’m usually known as Ashtom. I’m a creative individual who always likes to explore new territories in the digital world.
As a general technologist, my goal is to bridge the gap between humans and machines by developing useful things that make sense.

My primary passion is videogames and how people interact with them. This led me to a second passion which is web design with all its possibilities in terms of human interaction and visual representation.

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A manga version of me.

I design Websites.

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I develop Videogames.

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I compose Music.

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I write Articles.

Finding the longest word in a string (GameMaker)

I was working on a function to get the longest word out of a string so I figured I could share it here as well! Note: this won’t work well if your string contains the ‘@’ character as I use it to tag space characters.   wordCount = string_count( » « , text); for(i=0;i<=wordCount;i++) {     if(i==0)…

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Latest jam game for #1GAM July 2015: Belenos

Yesterday we put the finishing touch on a jam game we did this month with 2 other fine game dev from Geneva. The game is called Belenos and is an exploration/survival game that uses the theme SOLAR from the OneGameAMonth (#1GAM) challenge for July 2015.   We did the main part over the course of…

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My workflow to make animated screenshots

Animated GIFs are all the rage these days especially since they become bigger and longer thanks to better Internet bandwidth overall. Between memes and reaction gif to convey more meaning than a smiley, there is another category that is rising as well: animated screenshots for games. Indeed, if you look at the front page of…

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Status update about me and my projects

I realized I haven’t posted to this blog since more than 2 years *shame* I guess I didn’t find any worthy usage to it or I simply couldn’t fit the time to write in my schedule. In the meantime, I purchased a license to Game Maker: Studio as I understood I was more interested in…

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