Introducing Colin MacLeod

Great game design gets funded

Great game design with great coding gets shipped

I’m here to code and ship your game. Just like you want it.

Are you working on a video game and need exceptional talent to make it happen? I can help.

A Certified Unity developer with 25 years’ commercial experience, I craft code to bring your video game vision to life.

Right here, right now, in Austin, Texas.

Agile practises

As an experienced agile practitioner, I know how to get the most bang for the least time and ceremony.

At Copycat, we believe in getting the job done by using the right tools for the team on hand.
But mostly, we believe in just getting the job done.

Business Oriented

Having cut my teeth as an IT consultant in London and Frankfurt, I know all about the bottom line.

Over the years, I’ve taken several business from startup to serious profits.
I get it. And know how to get you there.

Hey, I know a ton of languages. Really well.

Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.

– Donald Knuth
Tailor made, made to measure
Click to download a recent resume
Made with Unity - Your game custom-crafted by Copycat

Code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it’s bad.

– Cory House

I’m Unity Certified. Took their exam at Unite Austin October 2017 – and scored 96%.

Unity 		Certified Developer

What’s Happening?

Interview Candidates
Interviewing Star Video Games Developers – Part 1 of 2

When you interview games developers, how do you identify the stars?

Companies often say people are their greatest asset. In a creative industry like video games development, good people aren't important, they're absolutely critical.

Longstanding evidence suggests star developers are 10x as productive as their peers. You want to hire star video game developers.

How do you get them on board? Well, this article will help.


Game Design Document
How to Write a Great Game Design Document

Writing a Game Design Document is hard.

Writing a Great Game Design Document is harder.

Getting anyone to care about or actually read it - that’s takes ninja gamedev skills.

Do You Follow Your Passions?
Do you only work on things you love? Or is it better to find something you're good at - and then build on that? My father said:
"If you do what you love, you'll never need to work a day in your life."
He was a writer, an avid reader - and a journalist, so he lived by this. But is it good advice? Dad did what he loved, but he was also a cynical pessimist. He was the funniest, sharpest person I've ever met, yet thoroughly miserable most of the time. (more…)
Juegos Rancheros February 2018
Juegos Rancheros – February 2018

The was my first time at Juegos Rancheros. That's odd given how often I’ve heard people talk about it at other events.

I looked at couch co-op platformer Joggernauts, and got talking the the creators behind dialog based games Mythic Ocean and Harrowing Adventures.

Target Alley
Right now, I'm working on a little iOS game. Hit the bad guys - leave the good guys. (more…)
So Why Copycat? What?

It was something my daughter Valerie said - copycat. It clicked.


Let’s Do This

Are you working on video game you need to get on track? You have the project but still haven’t got it across the line?

Let’s talk.

Write me. Message me. Email me. Call me.

Your choice, but make it happen and let’s do this thing.

copycat.LOL LLC
12904 Wells Fargo St
Austin, TX 78737