Jason Magee

Guernsey based independent software consultant, founder of data.gg and aspiring game dev at Granite Games Limited.

Interested in local and remote work.


Building your GameMaker game to run on Linux

Over on sacrificialinferno.com I’ve created an in-depth post about building GameMaker games for Linux using Hyper-V. It took me considerably longer than I expected due to the amount of screenshots involved in creating a Hyper-V guest and installing Ubuntu. I used Hyper-V because my Dell XPS 13 laptop is Windows...

03 Jul 2016


Sacrificial Inferno progress since Jan

Over on sacrificialinferno.com I’ve posted an update on our progress to Sacrificial Inferno since the Games Jam at the end of January. Bit late posting it on my site – sorry! What I’m up to I’ve been working on a mega post explaining how to build an Ubuntu version of...

01 Jun 2016


Windows 10 Lockscreen Ads

It seems now that Windows 10 is trying to push adverts onto its users via the lockscreen. There are two modes this appears to be impact, you can see what yours is set to by going into the ‘Personalization’ area and looking at the ‘Background’ drop-down. If you have it...

25 Feb 2016


Guernsey Global Games Jam 2016

I recently participated in the Guernsey Global Games Jam 2016 and with our team we’ve created a cracking game called ‘Sacrificial Inferno’. Here is the website. Here are a couple of work in progress videos… Sacrificial Inferno Gameplay & Mechanics Sacrificial Inferno Procedurally Generated Levels Also, I’ve uploaded a couple...

14 Jan 2016


Windows 10 Privacy Settings

The latest release of Windows has quite a few settings for privacy which I’ve documented below. General These settings relate to advertising in Windows Store apps and via the Internet. I’ve turned both off. The SmartScreen Filter suggests it will block known dodgy URLs from being accessed in third party...

13 Sep 2015