Greetings, folks! I recently came across TIGSource and it's super fancy!
Who's in the mood for a (probably) overly verbose intro?!
My name is Matt and I like to make comics, music, sometimes movies and messes.
In the spirit of the original post, here's what I look like being a dweeb on Halloween:
My first real foray into gaming was thanks in no small part to Super Mario Bros.
Sorta trite, I know, but damn did that thing set off fireworks in my brain (... and on screen. Sometimes.).
I didn't have a PC growing up, so I spent a lot of prepubescent years coveting my grade school chums' titles like Doom
Once I did get my grubby hands on a cream colored box that could perform complex calculations,
it came in the form of a "Power PC" Macintosh sporting (or, severely crippled by) a suite of
software called Performa, or some damn thing. I was largely limited to what Blizzard, Bungie and
Lucas Arts had to offer but once I got a copy of Warcraft II
, I was done for. Thanks especially
to the map editor, I shot that thing up like... like something really awesomely bad for you.
There were plenty of other games that reduced me to a smoldering pile of couch potato that I
encountered over the years. Call me Looney Tunes, but I count Zelda II
and Super Mario Bros. 2
among them. (gotta love being able to use roman numerals and regular digits in the same sentence!) And, I feel I would be sorely remiss in my duties as a human if I didn't mention mutha fuckin' RUNE
I had always excitedly entertained the idea of game development, but outside of keeping some journals containing game ideas, playing with sprites and tilesets, and a couple semesters of C++ in highschool, I never dove in.
A couple years ago I really needed something different and fun to work on, so I started a little passion project - a game I had always wanted to play but just didn't quite exist. I hadn't really put any serious time into it except for the odd month or three whre I obsessed over the thing. Recently I was given the super mind blowingly awesome gift of getting to work on my game full time! Yay!
This seems like a great community - lots of creativity and inspiration to be had. I look forward to hanging out and seeing what everyone's working on!
TL;DR Rune is awesome.