Hello, my Name is Tyler Spencer.I am 19 years old, live in Bellevue Washington dont go to school and have a passion for games. I have a variety of programming experiences with some c#, xaml, Java, python...
Recently I have dabbled in the arts of gamemaker gml however would like to look at construct as well. In the past I have made tutorials and reviews of gamemaker, and plan to do so with construct.However, I first must continue to familiarize myself with the program.
In light of that, I can say that Construct may have the upper hand on gamemaker thus far. Both have some strengths...this is a discussion for another time.
In my spare time I enjoy playing rpg fantasy genre games. Hate pokemon and final fantasy styled games with a passion.. I also enjoy rts games such as Warcraft III. Couldn't bring myself to like WoW, GW1 was so much better. GW2 I try every once in a while but it cant compete with the original.
If I am not playing games. I dabble in making them. Admittedly, I usually only create conceptual demos. Meaning, never a full game, only pieces to them such as player controls. Some basic actions and things. I guess I make "engines" for games and don't use them...
I also have played around with creating game servers in java and integrating them with gamemaker.
I am however starting an actual game this time around. One that I plan to get into a finished state if ever a game can be called finished. It will be a mobile game. Tablets and smartphones.
I am artistically challenged. Usually this is why I stick to only demos. But, for my future game, I have gotten in contact with an artist and look forward to seeing where that leads us!
In the past I have worked with companies and have gotten #1 rated and sold apps across apple, amazon, windows etc. I am no longer a part of these companies as I discovered that while I have a passion for what programming can do. I prefer coding on my own time for my own desires. Regardless, it was a fun experience.
Professionally, I am a building inspector. Lead based paint, and asbestos licensed. Basically, I make sure the building materials are safe and people dont get sick or injured. As well as testing air quality and other fun things.
My computer is of an enthusiast level. I believe there are a minority of people that have a similar setup. But I do video encoding, photoshop, compiling games etc... I love building and overclocking, just getting the best out of computers possible.
For you tech people out there here are some specs:
- CPU: Intel i7 3930k 6 core 4.5ghz
- MOBO: p9x79 pro
- RAM: 8x4gb sticks of ram. 32gb 1600mhz
- PSU: ax1200i 80plus platinum
- GPU: gtx 780
It is liquid cooled.
And that is a little about me. I plan to stick around for a while, or hope to at least haha.