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1. Hi there! What's your name? Want to introduce yourself?

Hi there, I'm Brenna! I'm currently working for a small board game developer, but I'm interested in video game development, too! I'm primarily a fiction writer, but I'd like to learn more programming.

2. Did you participate in the last jam we held? If so, what do you plan on doing better this time? If not, what's your reason for joining?

I did! For the last jam I made a small game called Void Talk. At the time, I was working a crappy food service job and I was very depressed. The jam gave me something to work on that I really cared about for a couple weeks, and left me feeling like I'd accomplished something. The community was also very great and supportive and I made several friends over the course of the jam. The jam really helped me through a tough time!

I don't have much time or energy this time around, but I really want to dive into learning some real programming and test out a few game-play ideas I had. I don't think I'll have anything very substantial done at the end of two weeks, but I'd like to have something playable, at least!

3. What games are your favorites? Did any of them inspire you, or made you want to make your own?

Some of my favorite games are: The original Ace Attorney trilogy, the Professor Layton series, the Harvest Moon series, the first three Monkey Island games, Okami, and Katamari Damacy, among others. I've always loved games that are unique and fun, with good stories and engaging gameplay. You may notice that a few of these are point-and-click adventures. I've always loved that genre, and its waning popularity is part of what first made me interested in making games! I haven't made a point-and-click adventure yet, though.

4. Do you have experience with game development? What did you do/with what engine?

I've used Inklewriter and Renpy before. I wouldn't call myself an expert on renpy, though.

5. Tell us about something you're passionate about!

I'm passionate about good storytelling!