Arty Sandler (born Artyom Tchebotaryov, 1978-) is a software developer. He was born in Voronezh (Russia), later he moved to Smila (Ukraine), a small settlement near Minsk (Belarus), then to Upper Nazareth and Haifa (Israel). Today he lives with his wife Milana, daughter Sheana and son Kyle in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa (Canada).
Arty is the creator and owner of the igGameCenter, an Internet game portal that facilitates the playing of abstract strategy board games in real time through the use of a multiplayer game engine. He implemented many abstract strategy games for the first time among them noted classics such as Bashni, Camelot, Lasca, Shatranj, and Teeko. Arty also programmed more mancala variants for his website than anyone else and thus became one of the most distinguished promoters of this game family. As of April 13, 2013, he implemented nine mancala games and five two-dimensional sowing game:
- Kalah (June 27, 2007)
- Slime Trail (January 12, 2008)
- Snail Trail (January 23, 2008)
- Oware (March 9, 2008)
- Kauri (April 17, 2008)
- Bohnenspiel (October 12, 2008)
- Pilare (January 31, 2009)
- Hawalis (April 20, 2009)
- Toguz Kumalak (September 16, 2009)
- Murus Gallicus (September 23, 2009)
- Cross-Kalah (February 9, 2010)
- Freedom (November 10, 2010)
- Alemungula (December 19, 2010)
- Vai Lung Thlan (November 25, 2011)
Arty also designed Quartetto (2008), a game of pattern-building, and Talpa (2010), a connection game.
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