I joined TGIForums today (a site for indie developers), and to do so, I needed to write a quick bio. The bio I wrote outlined (very briefly) my journey with gaming. Because it is a bit more complete than my 'about me' page, I thought it would be cool to share. So here it is, word for word:
I got a PS in my teens, and that is when my story of obsession with MGS began. That game still wrecks me. For safety reasons, it is better that I don't play it.
After HS, I went to uni and did a business degree, then I went to another uni doing a masters degree (in arts and social sciences) and it was during my masters that I started to delve into game making. I fell into it because I'd need a break from studying and I thought building a game could be pretty fun to do in my spare time...and now look at me!
I ended up falling for game dev so hard that it completely derailed my life's projected path. Since then, I've completed two really simple games, but my passion project over the last few years has been a game called 'Forgive Me My Henchmen' - a 2D tower defence game where you play as the typical action movie head bad guy, deploying henchmen and sabotaging a building to delay a one-man army. The kickstarter campaign for it launches tomorrow!
Even though I'm Australian, I've been back in Swaziland for the past while. It's a beautiful place, but there isn't much of a game dev scene, which is why when it comes to game dev stuff (and the game dev community) I've been pretty out of the loop. My encounters with other game devs have been few and far between - it was only cause of luck that someone recommended TIGForums to me yesterday!
Anyway, I'm part of this community now - I'm stoked to be here and will be sticking around. Thanks for having me guys :) If you're ever curious, you can check out my blog at http://www.eezystreet.com
So yeah, now you know a bit more about me :) Right now, as I write this, I am continuing to get ready to launch the kickstarter campaign tomorrow. I've done everything I can think of to prepare, but am just hoping that those who encounter it like it enough to share it...the time of reckoning is upon me.
Wish me luck guys! Cheers!