How’s it goin’ guys? I’m Brendan. It looks like you want to know more about me… so let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I’m just an average guy. I like to hang out with my friends, golf, and play basketball.
And I’ve always been a gamer. I’ve showed Bowser who’s the real boss in Super Mario Bros, I’ve battled endless gym leaders in Pokemon, and I’ve racked up days and days of playtime in many RPGs. Video games always interested me. I loved everything about them.
Also, I’ve always been a very curious person. I asked questions all the time when I was a kid. If I couldn’t find a good answer to a question, I got pretty upset. I loved to learn (I still do, too!).
One day while playing an online RPG, my video game interests and my curiosity clashed. I presented myself with a grand question: How do I make a video game? That question intrigued me – excited me, even. I desperately scoured the internet for any information about game design that I could find.
I dedicated myself to programming games. I made little arcade shooters, tiled games, and map makers. I tried different methods of programming, various programming languages, and multiple game styles. I wanted to do it all. I still want to do it all. There’s always more to do in game design!
Flash forward to present day. As I type this up on my laptop, I am posed with a new question: What’s the best way for me to teach people about making games? Honestly, game design is just so fun. I want other people to enjoy it as much as I do. I hope that I find the right answer to this new question, and many people will be able to benefit from it.
I don’t know everything about developing video games. Not even close. I am no where near an expert. Heck, I’ve barely even scratched the surface. But the one thing I do understand is how hard it can be to get started making video games. The learning curve can be pretty steep and it’s easy to get frustrated. And that’s what I believe I can do – eliminate this frustration. The truth is, developing a game is pretty darn easy! Stick with it, and trust me, you’ll get there 🙂