I'm a professional game developer from Wakefield, England, working for TickTock Games.
I'm a married father of five and I am also the director and lead programmer of Retroburn Ltd.
Martin 'Bytrix' Caine
Father. C++ Games Programmer. Cyclist. Guitarist.
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Wednesday, May 15th 2013 / Gaming
Today I had a little more spare time so I took the time to check out the new Minecrift (yes that's how it's spelt) mod for Minecraft. It's not exactly the most straight-forward thing to install since you have to modify your minecraft.jar file and install some VC++ 2012 runtime packages but once I got it running it worked surprisingly well in-game.

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Tags:   3d   calibration   gaming   half-life 2   minecraft   oculus rift   vr
Tuesday, September 20th 2011 / Gaming
A while ago I started creating a web based tool for editing Minecraft texture sets but due to many cross browser oddities I decided to stop developing the tool but have recently come back to it and using some of my newly attained JQuery knowledge I'm in a better position to make the tool truly cross-browser compatible and make it work just as I had hoped.

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Tags:   css3   games   jquery   minecraft   texture editor
Thursday, December 2nd 2010 / Gaming
Thank you to everyone that voted for my entry in the Minecraft Workbench October Competition! Voting lasted one month and concluded on the last day of November. I won first place, with Awesomeness and JonasQ coming second and third.

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Tags:   amazon   competition   kids   minecraft   voucher   workbench
Friday, November 5th 2010 / Gaming
Recently I've been playing this game called Minecraft (minecraft.net) in which you search for natural resources and then use them to build structures, survive zombie attacks and generally 'live' in a virtual world while mining and crafting.

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Tags:   competition   minecraft   workbench