Shattered Pixel is the internet home-base and trade-name for Evan Debenham, that’s me! You may also know me by 00-Evan, which is a handle I usually use for accounts on various services or games. This website hosts the various things I work on, which at the moment is mostly Shattered Pixel Dungeon and blog posts about Shattered Pixel Dungeon.
I started Shattered Pixel Dungeon in late 2014, a few days after Pixel Dungeon went open source. My motivation at the time was realizing that I was headed toward a regular computer science career path, but really wanted to get into games, and was seriously late in starting on that. Pixel Dungeon going open source seemed like a great opportunity to get my feet wet.
What was originally supposed to be a project that lasted a few months ended up ballooning into a multi-year project because of the community’s overwhelmingly positive reaction. Shattered started as a rebalance mod and has grown into its own game, which shares a base and some assets with Pixel Dungeon. If you’re interested in Shattered’s history, there’s a mostly complete history available on the Blog.
After releasing Shattered on two new platforms over mid 2021 to mid 2022, I’m now focusing on some big content expansions! My latest blog with my longer term plans is Here.
Want some more detail about me? Sure! I have done some things on the internet before Shattered Pixel Dungeon, so here’s a bit of history.
Before Shattered Pixel Dungeon, from around 2011-2014, Shattered Pixel was just a blog. The site was active for about a year, where I sporadically wrote articles about “technology, culture, and gaming”. I abandoned the blog when I realized nobody was going to magically start caring about it, but I kept the name for future use.
Before Shattered Pixel, from 2008 to 2010, I wrote reviews for RuneScape on their official forums. They went by the title “00-Evan Reviews”. The reviews focused on recent content updates to the game, and were generally well received by members of the forum. I wrote about 35 of them in total.
I first started using the name 00-Evan around 2003. I needed to make an email account for school and was instructed by the teacher to “think up something that isn’t just your real name”. I decided to be a bit of a smart-ass and thought up 00-Evan (pronounced double-oh-evan), and the name has been a handle for me ever since.