Jon Dodson
The headshot of Jon Dodson sporting a nice blue button down sitting on a bench in front of a tree on a nice day.

Partner to Francesca and father to Finley and taking the 2018 holiday to spend with them. I'm an Engineering Manager and built the video game site Cheerful Ghost.

Personal Projects

Cheerful Ghost
Launched January 2012

Cheerful Ghost a community site for people that love video games. Create an account, add all the games you own to your personal list and join the conversation. It's created using Ruby on Rails and hosted on Heroku.

Create a free account
The Video Game Site Webring
Launched September 2018

The Video Game Site Webring makes discovering new video game sites fun by randomly taking you site in our list. I created http://vgw.io to be a fully open source community project on GitHub.

Find a new game website
Starship Rubicon
Launched 2015

In 2015 Cheerful Ghost published its first game, Starship Rubicon. Starship Rubicon is a modern take on the classic space shooter genre. It's a smart and challenging rogue-lite that features a unique control scheme, pixel art remixed with real NASA photographs, and an existential crisis about who is REALLY the monster.

Play the game on Steam
Zemus
Launched 2013

Zemus is a ruby gem that translates URLs into embeddable code you can insert on a page. It does its magic by simply inspecting and hacking up the URL itself, it makes no external requests to a webservice. Zemus is Open Source code hosted on GitHub and is available for you to use & modify.

View source on GitHub