Monthly Archives: March 2009

Providence Geeks video podcast: Joel Evans of Cronk Games at the March 2009 Geek Dinner

Joel Evans, the founder and CEO of Cronk Games, Inc. presented Cronk’s rapid prototyping system for iPhone games and applications at the March 2009 Providence Geek Dinner. I caught up with Joel after his presentation for this video interview. [Video link]


Mar. Geek Dinner – Wed. the 18th 5:30-9pm @ AS220 featuring Cronk Games


Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, 5:30 – 9pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)

The March Geek Dinner is shaping up to be a great one. Let’s all get together, and say “sayonara” to the Winter of 2009.

Cronk Games LogoRhode Island-based Cronk Games has developed and released an exciting action puzzler game for the iPhone and iPod Touch called Cronk. Joel Evans, who founded in the mid 90s, teamed up with industry experts in console gaming, infrastructure architecture, mobility, social networking and development tool construction to form Cronk Games in 2008. At next week’s Geek Dinner, Joel will give an overview of the company’s proprietary rapid prototyping engine (RPE), show the advantages versus the iPhone SDK and show off some of their upcoming applications.

Update: Joel has written a post at the RI Nexus blog – Cronk: Mobile games and apps.

Update: Joel was recently interviewed by PBN – Five Questions With: Joel Evans.

Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so that we can give the good folks at AS220 an estimated headcount. And while you’re at it, subscribe to Providence Geeks’ RSS feed (see sidebar) and/or join our very-low-volume email announcement list (for the announcement list, send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin over at Gmail with your name and affiliation).

As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at the adjoining bar and Taqueria Pacifica (delicious and cheap)
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great)
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.