Hello, my name is Emz.
I've been into making games since my Dad got me The Secrets of Shadows of the Empire and it showed me real humans made them game things I'd been playing for years, figured someday I could too.
Studied engineering until the first game dev course in NI appeared, this gave a general intro to all aspects of game dev, then worked for 2 years on a PC game for schools using Artificial Studios Reality Engine (pre Epic) - I was design, 3D modelling and little bit of programming.
After that a few years freelance then I gave it up and worked sales and marketing for a while. Still messed around with Gamemaker then got interested in mobile games and fell in with a few dudes making an XBLA game that eventually became an iOS game. Gave them a hand with a few non-development bits n' pieces and got the taste for game dev again.
Took part in a few game jams with the same dudes, mostly design, level editing, even less programming than before. Won a jam and became a Nintendo developer but that project is kinda on hold for now.
Recently started working for a small game dev studio, now using Unity, again design and level editing and still no programming. Have a few silly ideas I'd like to make on my own time but the serious lack of programming was holding me back. One of the game jam dudes recommended Construct to me and here I am.
Started my first game 2 days ago, already got further than I would have in Gamemaker or Unity in that time. I'm really enjoying working with Construct. Taking part in another jam (GameCraft - Belfast) in October and I'm already sure I wanna use Construct for it, it's great!