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Chris A.

Location:

Ferndale, MI

Member since:

July 15, 2012

What's your favorite game and why?

THIS IS A TOUGH QUESTION. Most games I like nowadays fall into one of four categories: 1) They have an excellent plot, with great character development and dialogue. 2) There's a wide variety of viable playstyles and customization available. 3) I can play with (or against) friends. 4) There's an underlying message, moral, commentary, or lesson behind the game. That said, I've been playing a lot of League of Legends with friends recently, but I've also recently played through Bastion, Half-Life 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Shining Force, Trine, Minecraft, Braid, Diablo II, StarCraft I, and so many more in the last 12 months.

What can you contribute to our community of creation?

-5 Years of C# Development -3 Years of XNA Development (XNA is a game development extension for C#) -3 Years of C -2 Years of C++ -1 Year of Java -1 Year of OpenGL -1 Year of Unity3D -Music Composition Experience (Did I forget to mention I graduated with a minor in Music?) -Lots and lots of game concepts (I seem to have a fondness for making top-down, turn based strategy games. Probably because they're easy, and once I finish the top-down library I'm writing, I can reuse it over and over again)

What do you expect to get out of helping to build a game?

Sweet, Sweet Satisfaction. I like making them. I like testing and playing them equally as much. My name somewhere in the credits wouldn't hurt, but it's most certainly not a deciding factor. Nothing feels better than figuring out an elegant way to make an interesting game mechanic work, both in terms of programming logic and in terms of game design.

Tell us something super random about yourself.

I'm not very good at being social in meatspace; I suppose one could say that I'm socially stunted when it comes to real-world communications. That said, don't be surprised if I seem awkward, shy, or a bit standoffish at first. That said, I can contribute in all aspects of the game development realm, but I'm most comfortable writing code or coming up with ideas.

Introduction

Hi, my name is Chris. I moved to the area in April for my first job after graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science. I've been in a game development club for 3 years, and was hoping to get back into one now that I'm settled in.


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