1. Hi there! What's your name? Want to introduce yourself?
Hi, I'm Andy, 26 year-old lady motion graphic artist! I'll prolly post way more dev stuff on twitter, my handle on most sites in Andy-Mantis!
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 made a twine game for the last jam, but I've been itching to try something a bit 'deeper' so I'm doing a Unity game this go-round. I found with the last GameJam that the 'technical' and writing parts were the most fun. I was constantly in danger of burning out when it came to actually doing the art XD even though I kept it SUPER simple.
Mostly I just REALLY want more money at work, and getting good at 3-D and Unity are very obvious ways to get that sweet sweet monay : 3
3. What games are your favorites? Did any of them inspire you, or made you want to make your own?
3-D platformers like Jak and Daxter and Spyro the dragon are my favorites as far as more traditional 'game structires' go. I think they give a fun game experience, while still giving glimpses of a larger world and backstory. Sadly, I absolutely suck at anything platformer these days, so the newer releases (and retro styled ones) are too hard for me. But the 'mystery' of running around the first Jak and Daxter game was something the stuck with me, so I've always wanted to make an exploration heavy 3-D game. Which bring me to Firewatch, my current end-all be all of games!
4. Do you have experience with game development? What did you do/with what engine?
My only finished game is my entry to the previous jam, Please Tell Me I Love You. A twine game about a conversation, I hate it now, but that's how it always goes!
I also have an unfinished Ren'Py game about a queer pastry chef trying out online dating that I hope to have finished by November! It's got bearded schnauzer ladies feelin' sexy and shy owl girls!
5. Tell us about something you're passionate about!
I REALLY REALLY LIKE FOOD. If you follow me on twitter, you'll see just how much I ramble about the day's food trucks.
I even have plans for a silly food truck Unity game XD
Also animation, Indie comics, Anime, and the like. The usual suspects.