Been using Construct 2 for well over a month now, even made a few posts but introducing myself got a bit delayed cause I didn't find this thread at first. Better late than never I guess:
I'm Valtteri (Finnish equivalent for "Walter") and been playing games since I got some from cereal boxes in the 90s and then spent too many hours playing Pokemon Yellow on GameBoy. As long as I've been playing games, I've also been drawing. I studied in an upper secondary school of visual arts for 3 years (similar to a college prep HS in the states, that's what wikipedia says anyway
). My first school year also happened to be the anniversary of the school and I attended 2 speeches by ex-students working in the game industry. Around the same year, Finnish mobile game Angry Birds went rival and I heard about a game called Minecraft people were addicted to. It blew my mind when I read that Minecraft was developed by a single Swedish-Finnish dude and realized that he had just become an online celebrity and a millionaire in a matter of months. I knew I wanted to become a game artist.
Graduated from the school last year, had a gap year and now I'm 20, studying game design in a private academy for one year. Still, I had not made any games, because I didn't know how to code. One October night, I googled something like "making games without knowing how to code" and ended up at Scirra.com. Downloaded Construct 2 the next day and I knew I had the piece I had been missing from making my dream come true. Next week in the academy, we were told to come up with a simple concept for a game. I made a prototype of that game idea the next morning, in just 2 hours using construct 2.
I've been working on that same game idea and it has escalated to the point where I'm thinking of publishing the game for mobile sometime next year.