Ten Years of Red Blob Games #

Wow, it's been over ten years now for Red Blob Games. I had started experimenting with interactive diagrams in Java back in the early 2000s, and wrote a blog post in 2007 about why I wanted them. My early experiments weren't entirely satisfactory. Although Flash applets worked better than Java applets, they both produced the diagrams alone, not the whole page. Once HTML5 became widely available in 2011, I started learning how to make interactive diagrams with it. I concluded that HTML5 would let me create the unified experience of interactive text+diagrams that I wanted. I started Red Blob Games in late 2011 to explore this style of interactive articles, which Bret Victor called "explorable explanations".

Screenshots of various projects I've worked on in ten years