My Life and Times?? · 1:16am
Time for some real-talk.
I'm a programmer. I'm going to school to learn the art and science of coding. Around this time next year, I'll have a Bachelor's of Science in software engineering.
Ever since I was a little kid, I've wanted to work on video games. That dream has come to fruition much earlier than I expected it to. A small start-up game studio suddenly appeared in my backyard, and I randomly stumbled into it, and they hired me for both my technical skill and my charisma. (My application was a Shrek-themed tic-tac-toe game. Go figure.)
My ultimate goal is to be able to, someday, craft entire experiences, with every piece and facet coming straight from my imagination. That's why I spent time writing here. That's why I spent time making fan-art and such. I was building the auxiliary skills required to be an all-around game designer. It wasn't just a means to an end, though. I enjoyed myself greatly, and made some good friends through all of this stuff.
Now, our very first game--my first debut as a professional programmer--has begun a Kickstarter drive. If you own an XBox, if you appreciate indie start-ups, hell, if you just happen to like my moxie or my stories, please consider checking it out. I'm personally looking forward to seeing what I am capable of in the future, both in this team setting, and as a much more direct designer and artist.
Thank you. I mean that sincerely. I very much appreciate the love and support I've gotten. For anyone who's ever gotten a laugh from my scratchings and ramblings, this is all for you.
(Tom. I'm the big fat asshole with the stupid hair in the video.)