Back in 2010, a couple of knucklehead entrepreneurs had an idea for a game company; glitz, glamor, and success was soon to come after. We had ideas for many games, and we also had an overarching plan to create a new type of game engine that would bring gamers from all walks of the gamer spectrum, from iOS, Android, Playstation and XBox alike, and connect them. Our engine could handle massive amounts of data, and render playable areas up to two galaxies in size. It can update on-the-fly, and new assets could be inserted without a hiccup or a restart.
We still have those goals, and in fact, our game engine has evolved from these ideas into something even more. But more importantly, we see that we need to support ourselves while we pursue our endgoal. In the mean time, we utilize our immediate skill set to not only pursue our own goals, but help you to pursue yours...
Let's cut the crap. You are looking for a no-nonsense development team that speaks your language and delivers on time. Well guess what? We are no-nonsense developers that understand Layman and speak your language. I mean, if your language is English. We know some Spanish and some Japanese, too, but we aren't totally fluent in those yet.
As much as possible, we avoid long, drawn-out techno-babble that would give any normal person a full-blown aneurysm, and communicate to you in a way that most humans would understand. Things like, "you see, your server isn't connecting across the data pipeline and corrupted packets are flooding your BSD drive. Several connections are also transmitting zero's at bytespace 20, which is causing 404 on your main and sub-page domains" are no more. Imagine hearing "So your server is acting like a school bus with a missing back tire right now. We need to replace the tire so it can get from point A to point B correctly, or else all the data kids inside aren't going to get to where they are going." The case in point is that we believe as developers that we should keep the techno-babble among ourselves and the human talk with you, our clients, so you can understand what is going on and not feel like your lost in silicon valley.
Imagine being at a meeting, that crucial 3:00pm appointment that is going to define your business to the big-wig investor sitting the conference room table. I mean, you want to make an impression, right? You want to show them that your business solution is going to propel your company to the next level, and stand above the rest, and that your new idea will make his money back in the next two fiscal years. But alas, the developers you have working on your web solution have dropped the pot, and spilled the spaghetti everywhere. They were supposed to have your solution uploaded last night, and low and behold, they committed their changes at 2:55pm today, the day of your big presentation. You haven't had a chance to proof anything, or test the application for that matter, and whatever stress-induced ulcer you thought was healed has returned in full-force. Three minutes into the presentation, your application crashes...
Or, imagine that you came across our company, AdaptivElite, a team of friendly, experienced goof-balls who can clean up pretty and make your day complete with one less ulcer. And they not only had your solution committed on time, but actually ahead of time, two days before your presentation, because they recognize that your success is their success. And because of that, they make sure that your solution is not only working, but bug-free and efficient. And pretty. And whatever you need it to be. Because Thursday is your big day, and the crunch doesn't scare us. So when 3:00pm rolls around, you are rest assured that when the demo hits the projection screen, it works the way you planned without any hiccups.
Let's put it this way; time is money, and money well spent is time well spent. We want you to know that your time is just as valuable as ours. That's why we want to make sure that you have as much time as possible doing the things that are important and relevant to your business and goals, and not working on doctor's visits for your stress-related illness because some knuckleheads can't complete your web solution when they said it was going to be ready. Ain't nobody got time fo' that.
I'm going to step away from the silly euphemisms for a moment and convey three words that I find hold great value in one's life and goals: Wisdom, passion, and dream.
One day, when I was on vacation many moons ago, I stumbled into one of those weird gift shops in the tourist hole of Old Town Sacramento. It was that type of establishment that has all of the crystals, dream catchers, incense, and touristy spiritual stuff. As I perused the claustrophobic isles for random gifts for the lady friend, I stumbled across a container of tumbled earth rocks with all sorts of random inspirational words chiseled into them. I thought to myself, "cool, these will make some great gifts." I dipped my hand in and grabbed the first three I could properly get a hold of. As I gazed upon the stones that I randomly scooped out of the container, there they were, those three words; wisdom, passion, and dream. To be honest, I didn't think much of it at the time. We finished at the shop and continued on our day trip.
When I returned to my friend's house later that evening, I pulled out those stones again. I looked over them, I fidgeted with them, and then I realized they sort of fit together after putting them next to each other. And something clicked in me. A little voice, or a feeling, intuition, whatever have you, but that nagging thought from your subconscious saying, "follow these words, because they hold great meaning when they are together."
A passionate man can accomplish many things, while a wise man has the experience, knowledge, and good judgment of accomplishing those things. And in the middle, the dream. It is the driving force, the thing you want the most. In a way, it ties the other two together; having wisdom about your dream gives you insight about the steps you need to take to get there, while having passion for your dream takes you to your destination.
I want nothing more than to run the business I've always wanted, making games and engaging others that love games. Similarly, I love technology, building it, experimenting with it and creating it. I love the idea of making applications and web sites that reflect the person or business they are portraying, making it their own. And the people I share my journey with have that same passion, that same wisdom, and that same dream. But I digress. We also have fun doing it, and believe that we can still be serious while having fun. That's why I'm not trying to take this whole "About Us" section too seriously, even though I just dropped some serious life insight in those last couple of paragraphs.
AdaptivElite was established in 2010 with the vision of putting a new type of game engine on the market. We aimed to create an engine that was capable of handling massive playable environments that can link across platforms with on-the-fly updates. Because of those largely ambitious goals, we have our core team that spearheads the beast and a host of contributing authors that make the AdaptivElite gears move. And as such, as time goes on, we will start featuring those contributors as they want to be featured.
Until then, here is our main squeeze of AdaptivElite!
As a Wayne State University graduate, Anthony Drummond earned his Bachelor's of Art in Music with a focus in Music Technology. He came across the Blackstone Launchpad, a student organization that fosters entrepreneurs, during his last years of college. The program helped to propel his entrepreneurial spirit forward and gave him the resources to begin developing AdaptivElite. Drummond took his ideas for game and application development to several pitch competitions and won several thousand dollars through the Warrior Fund, a specialty grant offered for small tech start-ups.
Drummond has been featured on several websites, various digital and print publications and blogs showcasing AdaptivElite and his game development side of the company. To expand AdaptivElite, he started AEDev, focusing on web and application development. Drummond has fused together his skills in business relations and project management with creative outlets for music, sound effects, games and app design. The combination of these skills and creativity fuels his artistic vision that has brought him to his present day success.
Lead Programmer of AdaptivElite, Steven Adams is passionate about website development and programming. His skills include more than ten years of website and SEO programming, and six years of web application programming. Adams has implemented his past skills in project management methods within AdaptivElite.
Currently, Adams is creating a multi-tiered server solution that will essentially run AdaptivElite, allowing for near synchronous communication between the client and server. With project management and leadership skills, his ability to problem solve and implement solutions efficiently allows us to be versatile and deliver what you need on schedule.