Raleigh, NCUSA 27601
February 15, 2012
I've always been intrigued by computers and video games but growing up somewhat isolated in a small town with dial-up internet until I was 16 didn't exactly nurture my computer knowledge. I attended the North Carolina School of Science and Math were it seemed everyone was a wiz at computers so I didn't delve into it much as a serious hobby because I thought it was too late. When I entered college I majored in Mechanical Engineering for my freshman year until I decided I really wanted to do game development. Ever since I have been trying to learn as much as I can about game design and development and programming in general. Unfortunately I don't have the best time management skills (who does) and I'm not great at teaching myself so it has been a rough road so far. I'm hoping to meet and converse with other game developers in an attempt to soak up as much knowledge as possible. I tend to learn better from people. Hopefully this group can help or inspire me to create my first real game.
I tend to play a variety of games and unfortunately I did not get to play too many of the classics as a kid. Some of my favorites are: Halo series, CoD series (not taking into account the associated community), Twisted Metal series (especially Black), Skyrim, Fable I & III, Dead Rising 1 & 2, Need For Speed series, GTA III & Vice City & IV, Madden series (don't hate), Jak & Daxter, Sly Cooper series, Spyro the Dragon 1 & 2, Crash Bandicoot Series, Burnout Revenge, Red Dead Redemption, GUN and probably a lot more I can't think of
I'm mostly interested in design and programming. Especially the topics of AI and game mechanics and possibly level design. That being said, I want passing knowledge in most areas if only to better understand the process as a whole.
Someone had suggested looking for a group of indie game devs that meet up in the area and I just discovered this website last week. After doing a quick search I found this group.
Hi, my name is Malcolm Cosh and I am a third year NCSU student majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in game design. I enjoy playing video games, if that wasn't obvious, but I'm also a fan of the outdoors, sports, meeting new people, etc.