Hi TIGS Community!
I joined this Forum nearly a year ago (October 21, 2008) and now I think it is time to make my first post here
So you ask yourself who is this guy, why did he join, and why did it took him nearly a year to first post here? Read on! All this questions will be answered in this introduction.
- who am i -
My name is Christopher and I started coding on my C64. After I got my first 386 I started to learn pascal and wrote some small arcade remakes in it like pong and snake.
After some years of pascal I switched to C and started working on an RPG game. But it got never finished because my graphics designer left the team and I was totally demotivated that I stopped working on that game.
Shortly after I started learning C++ I got my first job which required me to learn java.
Since then (2006) my daily work is java related. It's not game development but application development though. Which I'm quite happy about so I can continue to write games as hobby in my free time.
At this point I didn't want to continue writing games with c or c++. So I searched a good lib for my newly learned language java... but to no avail I couldn't find anything that satisfied me.
On a journey through languages like Ruby, C#, and a lot of frameworks like xna, and the try to write games with c#/mono/gtk I was still at the point of having not found a library and laguage that was fun to write games with.
So recently I switched back to c++ and allegro. After some months of development I stumbled upon slick!
And it is FUN to write games with slick and java.
So since 1 month I rewrite a a game I started in C and it's coming along nicely.
So my search that lastet several years has now ended.
And I celebrate it with my first post here!
- why did i join -
Back in the days when the site was still useable I hung around at greatgamesexperiment.
There I met skaldicpoet9. He was very interested and very informed about the indie games scene.
I think the indie game scene is an awesome community and it seemed that most of them were at gge.
Sadly gge died more more more. So I contacted skaldicpoet9 to see if he is still there and to tell him that its sad that this place died.
And he told me about TIG and that he is hanging around here.
So I instantly joined and never looked back!
- why did it take so long to post -
It's just because I don't have much to say. I like to read about indie games, play them, and getting inspired by them.
I love it when I see a new game that just makes me WOW
So I'm more of a reader and a watcher.
And a coder in my secret lair.
So yeah! Thats a looooong introduction... maybe someone will read it
Cheers to all the TIGS community and especially to skaldicpoet9!