Prospect Heights, ILUSA
Hometown: Prospect Heights
May 1, 2014
I can't pin this down to a genre since in my opinion, that is more a matter of camera position than game content. I do like problem solving games that challenge the mind more than the fingers and eyes. I actually enjoy creating and testing the models for various types of simulations. As for what I play, my tastes are very eclectic. Just a smattering of titles I liked: Easter Front, Seven Cities ofGold, Conquest of the New World, Civilization, Age of Empires, Shogun, Rome: Total War, Masters of Orion, Caesar III, SimCity (early versions), Starcraft, Warcraft, Final Fantasy XI, Civil War Generals II, Earth and Beyond and many older board games too numerous to mention. Add to my list Bridge, Pinnochle and Cribbage.
I have had a dual carrer path but game design has never been part of either. I am"semi" retired but learning all I can about game design. I have yet to make a single game but have explored and developed background material for the types of strategy games I would like to make.
Games is a favorite hobby but I do enjoy classic movies, reading and cooking.
My very first computer gaming experience was to learn assembler for the Atari 800 so I could understand, assemble and link the source code for Eastern Front.