Special Introduction For Developers

RedEagle_P1

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Staff member
Proud Citizen of Dawn
#1
Hey!

This is a special place for those wanting to help with the Connect=ed project to introduce themselves!

Please share:

How did you get into gaming?
What got you into game development?
What's a non-game dev hobby?
What brought you here? How did you get to know about us and if you love P1, what made you love P1!
Where are you from?
Your game dev interests.
How long have you being doing game dev?
 
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RedEagle_P1

Administrator
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Proud Citizen of Dawn
#2
My intro:

Years ago I created a series of social networks which did really well for a short time. We got millions of hits and 1/4 million members across the board, along with 200,000,000 monthly impressions on Facebook and more than 7 million Facebook fans.

However, this project began when I was teenager and I had NO technical know-how. With no idea what I was doing I had a really hard time keeping the servers up.

However, my experience in creating these networks really inspired me. I realized that the future of human civilization is going to be online however it will likely be in a 3D virtual world.

I had not been gaming for years then and I decided to get back into it just to see how the industry had progressed since I was a kid. What I saw inspired me and I realized that this sort of thing is indeed the future.

I created this clan and this forum in-part to learn all I could about these things and I began to pitch the idea of building such a virtual world. I called it Project Sapphire Dawn and lots of people shared their insights.

However, the more I learned the more I realized I had no idea what I was doing. Virtual worlds are difficult to make and I realized I needed some more experience before diving right in.

Therefore, I started a creator community on Ylands (similar to Roblox) and started to experiment with the decentralized creation of games. Together we built and published more than 30 games and helped Bohemia Interactive build the lobby for Ylands.

I have learned and grown a lot since then and I feel like I have gained the experience needed to begin my life’s goal, namely, to maximize human freedom through decentralized virtual worlds.


How did you get into gaming?

It was really the first Halo that inspired me the most when it comes to games it was cool to have something I was really good at.


What got you into game development?

I'm not really a game developer I'm someone passionate about virtual worlds and I see gaming as the key to creating the needed context for conversations to make social virtual worlds a reality.

What's a non-game dev hobby?

I'm not sure exists outside of the internet :-p

What is the one thing that made you fall in love with P1Gaming?

I love you guys, the people :D

Where are you from?

Canada

Your game dev interests.

I love making things usable for new players.

How long have you being doing game dev?

I started making my first social websites almost 17 years ago now! Game development for me is just an extension of my love of connecting people!
 
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How did you get into gaming?

I was given an Atari 2600 and being able to move things on a TV was mind-blowing. Frogger was my first game.


What got you into game development?

A number of things happened together. I saw "Indie Game Dev" the documentary and I had my first VR experience since I was 12 and decided I needed to learn to make games

What's a non-game dev hobby?

Reading, writing, drawing, playing instruments badly, board games, playing video games

What is the one thing that made you fall in love with P1Gaming?

Starting something like it is something I had thought of doing forever but didn't get around to because people and interacting with them frightens me

Where are you from?

Canada

Your game dev interests.

Coding and Art primarily

How long have you being doing game dev?

Since around 2014 or 2015. Hard to remember now.
 

RedEagle_P1

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Staff member
Proud Citizen of Dawn
#4
How did you get into gaming?

I was given an Atari 2600 and being able to move things on a TV was mind-blowing. Frogger was my first game.


What got you into game development?

A number of things happened together. I saw "Indie Game Dev" the documentary and I had my first VR experience since I was 12 and decided I needed to learn to make games

What's a non-game dev hobby?

Reading, writing, drawing, playing instruments badly, board games, playing video games

What is the one thing that made you fall in love with P1Gaming?

Starting something like it is something I had thought of doing forever but didn't get around to because people and interacting with them frightens me.

Where are you from?

Canada

Your game dev interests.

Coding and Art primarily

How long have you being doing game dev?

Since around 2014 or 2015. Hard to remember now.
You are truly an OG gamer man! It's gonna be a joy to work together with ya!
 
#5
How did you get into gaming?

When I was three I started playing games and my parents told me if I could go to the bathroom and wipe my own rear end, that they would get me an Xbox (the first one that came out) so as a little three-year-old I went upstairs to the bathroom and had the most rewarding crap of my life. Played nothing but COD when it first came out, and lots of racing games and continued to play games all my life and now I'm 17 turning 18, and sadly have a gaming addiction due to having nothing but that to do, but it's what I love doing.

What got you into game development?

I have loved the way that games make people think, interact, and overall entertain and bring joy or challenges to the player(s) and have always wanted to continue to bring new and creative ideas to the table and bring more options to the player(s), I guess what brought me to want to get into game development is the people, the ability to use my creativity to bring joy and entertainment to others, and seeing all the things people over the years have created with games and want to make something of my own that I could be proud of and that others would enjoy.

What's a non-game dev hobby?

Playing video games (maybe too much), writing, singing, acting, public speaking, and exorcising.

What is the one thing that made you fall in love with P1Gaming?

Your devotion to your players/community and wanting to make something for the people and really putting time and effort into what you do.

Where are you from?

Texas (basically its own country at this point)

Your game dev interests.

Design, world edit, voice acting, balancing, and a few others I can't think of.

How long have you been doing game dev?

From about 2014 up till now I guess.
 

Fluke

New member
#6
How did you get into gaming?

I didn't have any consoles growing up, so when I visited my friends and neighbors they would introduce me to games.
I fell in love with stuff like Rayman 2 and Half-Life 2, and have been a huge nerd ever since.

What got you into game development?

Ever since I was young I've spent a lot of time writing, conceptualizing and creating characters and assets for games.
In middle school my friend and I would attempt to execute on these ideas, but due to the steep learning curve of the tools and our age we never really finished any of these overly ambitious game projects.

Since then I've continued to collect ideas for games, but only recently started taking these seriously and attempting to develop these ideas into finished products. Playing with the game Dreams helped me realize how much I still enjoy it, so I began developing a small action platformer that I will hopefully release soon, with no intention of stopping after that.

What's a non-game dev hobby?

I enjoy drawing, especially with digital art, characters and environments and even writing. I may soon combine these hobbies and get back into comic creation, a hobby I also haven't explored much for a while.

What brought you here? How did you get to know about us and if you love P1, what made you love P1!


Y-Lands brought me to P1 and I stayed for the positive community.

Where are you from?

Chicago aka Gotham City

Your game dev interests.

Art is m specialty and I absolutely love how beautiful and fantastic game art makes me feel.
But the truth is that the idea of taking a game concept that I have and making it a reality is what motivates me to continue developing.

How long have you being doing game dev?

Literally just started haha altho I guess I technically attempted it as a child and have been creating art my entire life.
 
#7
How did you get into gaming?

Saw someone else play when i was a kid so when i got my pc the first thing that came into my head was games

What got you into game development?

i played games but only thing that stopped me was the fact that i didnt knew how to make one

What's a non-game dev hobby?

idk lol

What brought you here? How did you get to know about us and if you love P1, what made you love P1!

i googled for revenue share game development and went through random links and finally ended up on your discord :)

Where are you from?

India

Your game dev interests.

Make 3D things

How long have you being doing game dev?

i did made a cube respond to keyboard following a youtube tutorial on unity 3 months ago
 

RedEagle_P1

Administrator
Staff member
Proud Citizen of Dawn
#8
How did you get into gaming?

Saw someone else play when i was a kid so when i got my pc the first thing that came into my head was games

What got you into game development?

i played games but only thing that stopped me was the fact that i didnt knew how to make one

What's a non-game dev hobby?

idk lol

What brought you here? How did you get to know about us and if you love P1, what made you love P1!

i googled for revenue share game development and went through random links and finally ended up on your discord :)

Where are you from?

India

Your game dev interests.

Make 3D things

How long have you being doing game dev?

i did made a cube respond to keyboard following a youtube tutorial on unity 3 months ago
I am so curious how you found our Discord through Google :-D. What did you Google? We show up on Google :oops:?

Love the work you are doing so far, awesome stuff!!!
 
#9
I am so curious how you found our Discord through Google :-D. What did you Google? We show up on Google :oops:?

Love the work you are doing so far, awesome stuff!!!
so how it stated is that there was a Q&A section with grant abbit (blender 3d artist) on gamedev tv and they where talking about job posting channels and i ended up realizing that there is a collaboration and job posting section there so as a beginner i thought it would be better for me to go for revenue share to increase my skills.but the list there was kind of too long so i just googled for something like "revenue share game 3d artist" and ended up on many website and eventually to your forum and there was a invite to discord and i joined also i remembered seeing your collaboration post on gamedevtv discord
 

RedEagle_P1

Administrator
Staff member
Proud Citizen of Dawn
#10
so how it stated is that there was a Q&A section with grant abbit (blender 3d artist) on gamedev tv and they where talking about job posting channels and i ended up realizing that there is a collaboration and job posting section there so as a beginner i thought it would be better for me to go for revenue share to increase my skills.but the list there was kind of too long so i just googled for something like "revenue share game 3d artist" and ended up on many website and eventually to your forum and there was a invite to discord and i joined also i remembered seeing your collaboration post on gamedevtv discord
Interesting, so you saw us from all over :D
 
#11
How did you get into gaming?
i play nes when im 5years and my dad take me to arcade , since then i always play game

What got you into game development?
first time i try game development while im in college , im create simple endless running no score and no death :-p

What's a non-game dev hobby?
Making music

What brought you here? How did you get to know about us and if you love P1, what made you love P1!
from brackeys discord, i just read RedEagle Post and that is what i want to do long time ago.

Where are you from?
im From Indonesia

Your game dev interests.
How long have you being doing game dev?
more than 5 years
 
#12
Howdy yall!! I'm Skylar.

How did you get into gaming?

when I was really small I played Nintendo 64 and game cube with my family. then when I was about 3 my dad introduced me to halo on the original xbox, ever since then I've been playing games.

What got you into game development?

In elementary school I was introduced to scratch, ever since then I've had a knack for computer programming. its one of my favorite things to do(other than gaming lmao)

What's a non-game dev hobby?

gamming, some times I making things with my hands too, it changes alot lol.

What is the one thing that made you fall in love with P1Gaming?

I was reached out to by a member of the community asking if id like to join. as for what made me fall in love, thatd be the community, yall seem like great people, I feel like I'm very welcome here. the energy is amazing

Where are you from?

the midwest in the USA

Your game dev interests.

I mostly love programming, although Id love to learn more about each of the different parts. I personally find the whole process interesting

How long have you being doing game dev?

I don't have any professional experience, although I have helped afew of my friends with development. I've also poked around with the tools abit in my free time. in terms of programming I've been coding since elementary school.

Overall I'm really exited to be apart of this community, and to help yall develop things
 
#13
How did you get into gaming?
I was a huge introvert as a kid, so i did what all introverts do, i turned to computers and games.

What got you into game development?
I was a curious kid, and googled "How do i make games" when i was 7

What's a non-game dev hobby?
I like to get out and explore europe, drawing, learning new things, and volunteering in my local community.

What brought you here? How did you get to know about us and if you love P1, what made you love P1!
I am an old community member, ive been around for years, i met @RedEagle_P1 through the early days of ylands

Where are you from?
USA

Your game dev interests.
Programming
Challenging tasks

Project Management

Art
Creativity
Design

How long have you being doing game dev?
22+ years
 
#14
How did you get into gaming?
My father had bought PC in 2002, a 4 yo Hishprung was allowed to play his first games - it was Neverwinter Nights 1 (BioWare - 2002, now Enhanced Edition in hands of Beamdog). Had no idea what i was doing (Couldnt read) but had fun. Also had PSX with tons of pirate games. #HarvestMoon4Life. ~2-3 Years later my first intalled game by myself was Max Payne 2. Gaming being my main way of spending time ever since.
What got you into game development?
"Take and give" Been playing so many titles and visited so many worlds it was only natural that wish to give something from myself to others would come sooner or later. My dream is to see my name in end credits. It would fill me with pride :D
What's a non-game dev hobby?
Japanese Culture, one day i wish to try smithing, martial arts (kenjutsu etc.).
What brought you here? How did you get to know about us and if you love P1, what made you love P1!
Frustration from lack of opportunities to learn things. be it Quality Assurance or programming. Im glad that @RedEagle_P1 reached out to me.
Where are you from?
Winged Hussars will tell you.
Your game dev interests.
Im still looking for my place, so at some point i wish to try all parts of the Game dev industry. Programming, art, QA, Design... you name it :)
How long have you being doing game dev?
Actually doing something? *Checks calendar*
2 days
 
#15
How did you get into gaming?
During my childhood (around age 9), I was bedridden for 2 weeks thanks to a leg injury. To help take my mind off it, my mum bought me the original GameBoy (big chunky grey beast) with Super Mario Land & Dr Mario. I was inept to a fault, unable to pass any stage of either game. To combat this, I would hand the game off to my mum whenever I got stuck & slowly built up my skill throughout my hospital stay. My obsession had begun. Upon returning home, I asked for a PS1 for Christmas & the rest was history.

What got you into game development?
Throughout my gaming career, I've been drawn to bending & breaking the rules of a game to broaden the experiences I can extract from them. These were usually games featuring level editors and buggy online multiplayer. I would develop elaborate levels for Far Cry Instincts Predator (Xbox360) & Time Splitters Future Perfect (PS2). To top this off, I'd spend literal thousands of hours finding glitches and bugs in online multiplayer games like Halo 2 & Splinter Cell Chaos Theory to explore beyond the intended experience. Over time, it became harder to find this kind of fun as console titles ditched user-created content in favour of more competitive & curated gameplay. Fortunately, I stumbled upon Garry's Mod and what was previously an addiction to gaming became a full-blown all-consuming obsession. Garrys Mod was a haven for anyone with an inclination to create & I was no exception. Immediately, I was enticed by an in-game scripting tool called "Expression 2", which allowed you to create logic to control complex contraptions. By the end, I had hundreds of scripts with thousands of lines of code & a newfound love of programming. From here, I went on to spend a decade of my life trapped in retail but always pursuing game development as a hobby between my shifts. Eventually, I built up enough funds to obtain a degree in Games Design & Programming to realize my dreams of building virtual worlds for people to explore & enjoy.

What's a non-game dev hobby?
Networking. I adore chatting to people & find myself coming into contact with people from all across the gaming space. Recently I've built up a good network of game developers and game studios which I've been helping find opportunities and talent.

What brought you here? How did you get to know about us, and if you love P1, what made you love P1!
I like to wander around the internet & happened upon this community when falling down a rabbit hole. Quite the lucky find.
For me, P1 was warm & welcoming from the get-go. The open nature of development caught my attention right away as this is both forward-thinking & captivating to observe.

Where are you from?
The United Kingdom.

Your game dev interests.
Programming endlessly fascinates me and is where the bulk of my skills lie. I especially enjoy implementing game systems and then juicing them to an addictive level.

How long have you been doing game dev?
Short Answer:: 3 Years

Long Answer:: Many Years
2009-2018
I was casually developing everything from bots to simple prototypes to complex inGame contraptions in Gmod.

2018-2021(June)
I was at University studying Game Design & Programming.

2021(June)-Present
I graduated from University & am now the lead developer on a mobile game for Spicy Sparks.
 
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UWA-All

Member
Diamond Patron
#16
My intro: I would like to introduce my Boss Zhangxin

Name: Zhang Xin,
Title: CEO & Co-Founder of UWA4d Technology, when i first heard about Zhang Xin, he was also the Unity Greater China technical support manager, engaged in technical research and development, training and support related to the Unity engine, and has a very rich and comprehensive experience in engine use. Zhangxin is a Phd in Computer Graphics, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in Zhejiang University. During his several years in the State Key Laboratory of CAD&CG, he has been deeply involved in computer graphics, digital geometry processing and other related academic knowledge, and has published many papers. Later, he joined Shanda as a game development engineer and participated in the development of its 3D MMO game engine and a number of Unity-based mobile/web games. In 2015, he started his entrepreneurial journey and founded UWA4d Technology in Shanghai, focusing on providing performance optimization and related consulting services for game and virtual reality (VR) developers. UWA4d provides service for some world-wide companies and games, such as Tencent Games, NetEase Games, Honor of the King, WARPATH and so on; It is not difficult to see from his career that he is a very typical technical founder, and he has given the company a very strong technical atmosphere. He often writes technical blogs and organizes pure technical offline activities to share actual optimization experience.

How did you get into gaming?

I was inspire by my boss Zhangxin who always want to bring the excellent game experience for game users and offer client professional services. This is how I get into gaming and work with my boss Zhangxin and my great company and team.

What got you into game development?

By the way, I'm not really a game developer, I'm the one who really want to share the good things and help others can achieve their goals via our service, I think the game and professional game service is the bridge for new minds and reality life, which can make the codes to the really things, like amazing games and user experience.

What's a non-game dev hobby?

Probably experience other's games and try to get some feedback for our new games service team.

What is the one thing that made you fall in love with P1Gaming?

I think the friendly people and communication platform and forum.

Where are you from?

UWA4d located in Shanghai, China, but our developers and clients are from all over the world.

Your game dev interests.

We help game studios and companies to improve the game experience.

How long have you being doing game dev?

I'm not a game dev, but I'm a game user.

Many thanks again.

UWA4d Ally
 
#17
Hello, I am Monicle! You may also call me Moni (Maw-Knee) if you like.
  • How did you get into gaming?
    • I have been playing video games for as long as I can remember and being able to work on them has been one of my longest-running dreams for a career/vocation.
  • What got you into game development?
    • After being forced to quarantine, I decided to start studying game development and programming in general. Over the past 2 years I have learned some C# and python, and even refreshed my HTML/CSS skills (still working on JS).
  • What's a non-game dev hobby?
    • When it comes to my other hobbies, most of them still revolve around creating, but I also am a perma-GM for my 5e group.
  • What brought you here? How did you get to know about us and if you love P1, what made you love P1!
    • I was looking for community, and that is what I feel like I found here and I am very excited to get to know the rest of the group.
  • Where are you from?
    • USA West Coast (a nice seaside town that is too small for all the tourists)
  • Your game dev interests.
    • My game dev interests range all over the place. Most of all, I just want to be able to one day make my own (completed) game.
  • How long have you been doing game dev?
    • About 2 years now
 
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