Hello! Newbie here!
My name is Alejandro Hitti. I'm from Venezuela, but I'm currently living in Redmond, WA. I'm studying at DigiPen, pursuing a major in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation (fancy name for "Game Programmer"). Before I came to the US, I studied Computer Science at the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela for 4 years.
I first wanted to make videogames when I was around 9, but I've been playing videogames for longer than that, probably since I was 5 and had an SNES with games like Mario Kart, Krusty's Fun House, Donkey Kong Country 3 and Mortal Kombat (yeah, I know, M rated game when I was 5 xD).
Since then, I owned an N64, a PS1, PS2 (probably my favorite console of all time) and I currently own an Xbox360, but I've also had handhelds like the GameBoy Color, DS and 3Ds.
My favorite game genre is probably JRPG, as I own most of them, but I play almost any game except for maybe RTS games. I've played them before, but I don't fancy them much.
Anyway, enough background. Since I started programming, I've made games like Robots (Linux game), Breakout (hasn't everyone?) and small games like that. On my first semester at DigiPen, I made a game called "Spanks", which stands for Space Tanks, which is a worms-like game where you are trying to destroy your opponent. The catch though, is that you are in space and the arena is an asteroid field, where each asteroid has it's own gravity field that will pull bullets towards it. In order to hit the other player, you will need to make your shots bend around the asteroids. Here are some screenshots:
I'm currently working on another game called "The Afterworld Chronicle", which is a 2D action platformer with proceduraly generated levels. It's turning out great and me and my teammates hope we can make it to PaX13. Maybe I'll post some screenshots later
Nothing more to say I guess, I'm an aspiring game programmer with some game design emphasis as well as experience as a producer. I'm also learning how to sprite, but it's still just programmer art
I hope I can meet all of you and I will try to be an active member of the community
TL:DR = I'm Alejandro Hitti, a game programmer and game designer. I study at DigiPen and make games.