It's nice to see a non-violent game getting high recognition from the gaming community. I'm not a gamer, have never been a gamer, and probably will never be a gamer. It surprises many of my friends that I spend so much time on the computer and don't play games. Odd, yes.
Anyway, this caught my eye because this guy was a self taught programmer who "made it". I have some friends that wish they could write code. Well, here's proof that you can. You may have to get a make over first, so that you can look like one of us, for example this (John Edwards) has that look. :)
Read on: Self-taught programmer from Shoreline now cutting-edge game developer | Seattle Times Newspaper