I am Jussi from Finland. Think I started to be interested about games before we even had a computer. When I was about 6 I borrowed games factory (C&P) from my friend and I finally could make something come alive :O After that I have also used MMF and MMF2 but the biggest issue was the software rendering. Made maybe one test whit GM don't know why but didt continue whit that. Think it was just too different. I have some interest whit unity but cannot program and don't really need 3d for anything right now. Also it is really time consuming to do 3d worlds, at least just by my self.
Found Construct about little over a year ago. It felt CRAZY powerful after MMF and even whit some bugs on classic I still stick for this for now, maybe Construct2 later. Only sad thing in classic is that it cannot port to linux :(
Never really shared any games on internet and they really are just some crappy ones anywhay :) Managed to make one heavily Castlevania influenced game whit MMF2 which was ok but there was too many problems whit the software mainly whit resolution support on newer graphic cards and the final polish was newer done. Just maybe someday.
Now I have been making a platformer action rpg whit Construct classic little over 6 months pretty slowly at the same time getting used to the software. And yes I have noticed I am not happy whit anything else than an rpg right now :) but at this state it is working quite well, the basics I mean :P still SO MUCH to do.
Ok little about gaming backround. If I remember correctly we had first NES whit Mario of course, Cold medal challence. Which was quite painful sometimes :) also StarTropics was really great if really hard. Also Castlevania 1%3 etc. Never had sega or snes. Snes was insanely expensive and the games were over 100 euroes. Only played those later whit emulators.
Some of the most impressive games for me are Doom 1&2, X-com enemy unknown (I think UFO defence in US), Grim fandango, Warcraft2&3, Starcraft, Diablo 1&2, Morrowind, Divine divinity, Fallout 1&2, Baldurs gate 2, Unreal, Minecraft and the ones I cannot remember right now.
I think one of the most important thing in games (after functional main game mechanic) is the atmosphere. Not just the music but all the little thigs that makes you want to return to the world. I often play a game just to see how they did some thigs.
I have been reading the forums for some time now and it was the time to join. People here seem to be really helpfull and friendly and I already have some questions. Hopefully I can help someone eventually as well.
Ok a little english writing practice for start after all I have a lot to write on the rpg.
Lets be constructive