Thanks for coming by my website. My name is Nathan Tornquist as you may have guessed. This is me:
I am currently a student at Purdue University. I am majoring in Computer Engineering and am getting a minor in Political Science. I’ve been programming since 5th grade. My dad decided he needed a website for some political stuff he was doing, and started learning html. I was fascinated with it, and learned it along-side him, eventually becoming his webmaster.
In 6th grade I started learning application programming. I got a book titled Game Programming for Teens for my birthday. With the idea that I was going to become fabulously wealthy, I started learning. Blitz Basic was the first “real” language I learned, and the first I built a game in. If you go to the Portfolio section of this website, you can find a description and download link for Rollout, my first large-scale project. I finished Rollout my 8th grade year.
From there I moved into Python and wrote a few more small games and projects before getting into Zune development with XNA and the .NET stuff. In C# with XNA I built Arcade Classics and ultimately that stands as the most successful thing I’ve released. At the height of Zune Development I was one of the top developers in that small little community.
The knowledge of C# is what helped me get a job at DealerBuilt, a DMS provider for car dealerships across the nation. At DealerBuilt I’ve worked as a C# developer. I started by working on a chat client using Jabber.NET but have moved from there into the world of webpage automation and such. Currently I’m redesigning the part of the software that handles credit applications for when people are trying to get car loans. I’ve worked at DealerBuilt for roughly three years during the summer and on breaks from schools.
Outside of work I’m doing a lot of development in java for the Android System. I’ve released one full game,
and am currently working on a larger and much more intensive tower defense game. Check out Arcis here!
I hope you enjoy your stay here and find something of interest to you.
Thanks for coming by!