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Hello, I'm Vaughn Royko.

I'm a website designer and developer.

I've also been known to do game development, art, and other cool things. I'm currently calling Kelowna, BC my home and Bravo Tango my place of employment. I'm pretty crafty when it comes to HTML5, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery and Wordpress.

I'm probably most notable for Wayward, an HTML5-based survival roguelike, currently in beta.

Selected Works

Unlok Logo & Header


Design, Featured, Gamedev, Web

Wayward Beta 1.9.2


Featured, Gamedev, Web

Hunger Clock, Literally Screenshot

Hunger Clock, Literally

Featured, Gamedev

Dusty Melling Logo

Dusty Melling

Featured, Web

Classical CD Packaging Photo - Close-up

Classical CD Packaging

Design, Featured

Complete Set of the Five Logos

Olympic Logos

Design, Featured

Latest Blogs

Moving from Rdio

November 24th, 2015

Sadly, it was announced that Rdio has kicked the bucket. Being proactive, I thought I’d jump ship early. As it turns out, I’m pretty serious about “my music”. It’s something I think about and listen to everyday. So what happens when I have to move “my music”? Well, first we have to decide where to jump ship to.

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Better Upload Filename Sanitization in WordPress

October 28th, 2015

If you are like me, you feel like there is a lot to be desired for how uploaded filenames look in Wordpress. Don’t get me wrong, it does a decent job in terms of making them web-safe (sometimes?), but for actually making a standardized, consistent structure across everything – not so much.

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Add PDF Media

Add Custom Class File Link in WordPress

March 29th, 2015

Some back-end things are a pain, especially making custom classes for elements in the WYSIWYG editor portion of Wordpress. Say for example, you want to add in a “pdf” class to links you add, so we can custom style them on the front-end.

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Latest Reviews

FKA twigs - LP1

FKA twigs – LP1 Review

November 11th, 2015

I guess I’m finding myself drawn to more music in this genre somehow. I’ve been delving into artists like Banks, Grimes, Bj√∂rk, iamamiwhoami and now FKA twigs – all similar in different ways. While similar in genre, FKA twigs’s LP1 is definitely more artsy, glitchy, gimmicky, and all other things “y”.

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Kiesza - Sound Of A Woman

Kiesza – Sound Of A Woman Review

May 10th, 2015

I was never an active participant in the whole 90’s dance thing as a kid. Sure, I owned the odd Aqua, Ace of Base, or Will Smith album, but Kiesza draws inspiration more from the early 90’s house side of dance, which I almost had no exposure to besides knowing tracks from the breakout artists in the genre.

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Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell Review

April 2nd, 2015

There’s no denying there’s a certain unexpected appeal here. So much so, it transcend genres, definitions, and preconceived notions to what kind of music I enjoy normally. This is the power of Sufjan, and the power of this beautiful, tragic, and haunting album.

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