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Jason S.

Location:

Chicago, IL
Hometown: Minocqua, WI

Member since:

October 25, 2013

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

I have been generating concepts and themes for games since youth, still looking for the opportunity to create a full fledged and high flying super game. A horrible lack of funds has kept me away from gaming, but I in general I prefer sci-fi/fantasy FPS shooters & RPG. Most other stuff I can do in real life, i.e. sports games/driving/parlor games are of no interest.

Do you make games full time or part time?

I have yet been hired to make games. Unfortunately, when I went to college gaming wasn't exactly a field so I became an embedded system programmer, now my competition for or at work are either deadbeat malcontent hackers/actors or people that attended school specifically to develop video games(as I said, 25 years ago such educational opportunities didn't really exist).

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

Engine and tool improvements and design would probably be a smart use of my reverse engineering and code assessment skills. Very interested in developing a suite of evolving 'AI'/Neural Networking libraries to breath life into game characters and entities. I also love to write music in a variety of styles, strong theory, but not a strong ear(it is improving).

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?

Playing guitar, basketball, volleyball(primarily beach, have dreams of building a year round sand facility with 3 or 4 courts and multipurpose use for other events like concerts, conferences). Enjoy exotic food and beverage. Will take up global travel, once my income supports such desires. One big hobby is giving gamblers/lottery players "dirty, are you that stupid and desperate looks and glances". What a terrible ROI(Return on Investment) strategy?

Introduction

Engineer/programmer looking to revive career in a field, video game design, that has always been my goal.


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