Tony R.

Location:

Prospect Heights, IL
Hometown: Prospect Heights

Member since:

May 1, 2014

What types of games do you like to make? What type do you play if any?

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.

Do you make games full time or part time?

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.

What skills do you have pertaining to game development? (Programming languages, artistic talents, animation, game design, etc...)

Hmm! Everything I have learned has been self-taught but well enough that I was Director of Software Development for Schirmer Engineering Corp. So, I have used Pascal, Basic, C, C++, C#, VB, ASM86, Java, JavaScript, ASP.NET, SQL, PHP, HTML, XSLT and a few others I probably have forgotten. Applications I have used include Visual Studio, SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite, Derby, MS Access, jme3, Unity, Blender, Gimp, NetBeans IDE, OpenOffice. I want very much to learn to use Unix and Linux. I feel Windows bound and want to break out of that jail.

If you are not making or playing a game, what do you do with your time? What other hobbies or activites do you particapate in?

Games is a favorite hobby but I do enjoy classic movies, reading and cooking.

Introduction

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.


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