Video gaming has always been my passion and I have been gaming since 1990 when I was 5 years old and got my first Nintendo. At the age of 8, I got my first PC, and I was in heaven. When I was younger, new games gave me to chance to improve my English and later, it helped me to forge some really great friendships that will last indefinitely. Also, gaming gave me the opportunity to meet my wonderful girlfriend, for which I will always be grateful.
However, things don’t always go like you planned, and gaming gave me the opportunity to escape the reality. In the gaming world, I was able to make mistakes and learn from them, without anyone judging me in my real life. Games also gave me the feeling that I’m part of something bigger and that I’m connected to other people like me. Gradually, I become addicted to the games and It started to cause me problems in real life. It was a nightmare that felt like a dream and a dream, that felt like reality. Slowly I begin to wake up, but it was a slow process. I was like an alcoholic who wants to be able to drink constantly and not be affected by it. I struggled for a long time with this until one day, I found out that I will be a father. That’s when everything changed like a light being switched on.
I’ve been playing A LOT, I mean thousands of hours of all kinds of video games and I have a pretty good idea what kind of games people like to play. I think that the current situation of PC games is not optimistic. Part of the problem with the new games is they are actually built in the same mold and I’m mostly talking about first-person shooters. The same games, only different graphics, sounds and story that does not offer anything new. Also, new games required more resources to develop than games in the past and current gaming platforms should find new methods to be cost-effective in the future. For many years I have studied game industry and develop my ideas, without the opportunity to implement them. Ideas are free and it is a fact that when you come up with a new idea, most likely someone has already figured out something similar. However, I have been happy to see that some of my ideas have been similar to some very popular new games and it has given me a lot of confidence to know that I’m on the right path.
Video games also gave me the opportunity to find people, who share the same views, passion, and interest as I and it has helped me a lot to improve my ideas and myself. They also had the skills and the experience to make it happen. For the last three years, my good friend has built his own game engine and now we are finally developing our first game for PC. Obviously, we cannot begin with the huge projects and, our first products will be small and simple games, but we have to start somewhere. This project is going to be like walking a long road that would require taking one step at a time towards our dreams. I would really love to share more information about the game, but It’s still too early to tell at this point. So here we are starting something new and exciting and I can’t wait to tell you more about it.
My favorite video games at the moment are: