1. Hi there! What's your name? Want to introduce yourself?
Hi, I'm bluefootednewt. I'm currently majoring in Software Engineering (entering my 3rd year this autumn), and
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?
Nope, only just now finding out about this! And my primary reason for joining is that I want to actually finish a game; I've started work on a couple of them, but they kind of ballooned out of proportion to the point where working on them started to seem somewhat overwhelming. I want to work on something small that I can finish and feel complete about.
3. What games are your favorites? Did any of them inspire you, or made you want to make your own?
My favorite game of all time is EarthBound, and I would say it absolutely inspired me. I'm loving the recent resurgence in quirky RPGs with brilliant senses of humor alongside shifts in tone throughout them that really do make you feel like you're on an adventure. That's not to say I want every game to be like that, but when I think of inspiration, those are typically the games that come on top.
4. Do you have experience with game development? What did you do/with what engine?
Some experience, but not a huge amount. I've started projects in GameMaker, but nothing concrete ever came out. That's why I'm hoping I can produce something fruitful from this; really, this is a chance to prove to myself I can make something great.
That's really all I have to say. I look forward to creating something that people will enjoy!