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
What is the one thing that made you fall in love with P1Gaming?
I love you guys, the people :D
Where are you from?
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!