The Official Introduce Yourself Thread

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Post » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:22 am

Hi folks,

I'm Alex.

My earliest recollection of video games starts with a small cabinet hosting a dodgy plastic steering wheel, a B/W CRT (kids go and Google B/W CRT) and a cardboard cutout of a race car sitting just above the screen which attached, via some linkage, to the steering wheel. You'd put your 10 cents in the slot and then you'd have to keep the cardboard cutout car within the dotted white lines at both sides of the road. The white lines moved side to side and faster and faster until you 'crashed'. Very cool (not) in the late 70's. (And pinball machines had just started getting TTL IC's in them...wow! No wonder it was a cool time right?)

I played Space Invaders when it was new! Hugely popular with kids for that time but probably not as much as MW3 was in recent times doing $775 mil in a week or so! Xevious was a favorite of mine.

Anyhow, I'm trying to do a Comp Sci degree (major in Games programming) via DE in Australia. I don't think I'll wind up in a game studio as, apparently the average age is really young, the hours are insane and it's not family friendly, however, Comp. Sci. is broad and I'll find something useful to do within it (if I can handle a partner, two babies and a full time mechanic's job whilst simultaneously meeting study requirements...over committed?) _/\/\_

Maybe Construct is going to distract me too much? What a great tool for developing all kinds of ideas!!!! My brain is sure to burst.

It's great to see a healthy and active forum.

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Post » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:27 am

Hi Mike,

Just the same as you I spent a little time dabbling and recognised it for what it is.

Good luck with it. Once the boss finds out you are so smart he's going to promote you for sure!

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Post » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:22 pm

Hi, My name is Rudy.

Just started with making game about a month ago. I've always thought about making my own games but never put it into action until recently. Ima BIG fan of psx era Final Fantasys, 7-9. I also really loved side-scrolling game that I've seen people here call "metroidvania" with symphony of the night being one of my absolute favorites. I love construct because so its easy once you learn it and I love the fact that theres a forum i can go to when I'am absolutely stuck with something.
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Post » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:01 pm

Hello World! I'm F.L.Taylor aka 'Techlord' in various 3D game creation forums:1,2,3,4. I'm a games, application, web developer using the amazing Construct 2 to power a HTML5 Wordpress Theme and integrated Tournament Games at ArcadeKomodo.com.
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Post » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:11 am

Greetings!
Looks like we're having fun now! Construct2 seems a lot more intuitive than Maker and Salad. I'm a pediatrician, with and art background and graduate schooling in medical informatics. Hope to make some fun games for kids and healthcare apps too.
Peace to all.
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Post » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:05 am

Hello, my name is psyko though i'm not really crazy, just posted the link to my new game in "Your C2 Tests" it's called "Punk", i love steam punk, cyber punk and sci fi as well as fantasy games :)
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Post » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:12 pm

Heyo! I was introduced to Construct 2 during last January's Global Game Jam, we ended up using it for our ridiculous bacon game Gird Up Your Loins:
http://globalgamejam.org/2013/gird-your-loins

It's a pretty great tool, I'm using it for another game idea at the moment. And it's excellent for prototyping ideas quickly for larger projects too!
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Post » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:17 pm

Hello. My name is Tony. Been playing games since the SNES.

I became interested in making games upon hearing of RPG Maker 95 when I was about 9. I went through a lot of trouble to find it hah. I worked with RPG Maker 2000, 2003 and XP. I was a regular at the now defunct warofthemagi.com (and for a short time the webmaster).

When I decided I wanted to give making games another shot (~4 months ago) I discovered Construct 2. It is great. It is the perfect middle ground between programming and point and click.

I am a musician and writer by trade, I have a bachelor's in both. I studied jazz guitar and creative writing. I was thinking of making some music for the Scirra Store :O.
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Post » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:17 am

Noticed there's a badge for introductions, so here is goes. ;)

I'm a Programmer, Network & Server Administrator, Graphics Designer (2D & 3D), Music composer, Part-time Car Mechanic, and Full-time Jack-of-all-trades (regarding music, see soundcloud.com/joyfuldreamer).

Over the past 13 years I've created and worked on 2D and 3D games and tool sets (for HTML and Windows, in Pascal/C/C++/C# and Assembly code). I created my first game called "Wrecker" (with built-in level editor), back in 1997, which was written in Pascal. I had created a few other games for 8 and 16 bit PCs, and the Commodore 64 before then (in assembly), and the Sinclair ZX81 before that! ;) I swear to bring "Wrecker" back to life one day!!!
Jack of all trades, and master of some.
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Post » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:40 am

hello world
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