Just wanted to say hi and say it would be very neat to go to a huge gathering of game developers . I have found since becoming part of the community of people that make games as a hobby that I always thought that I didn't fit in to the typical profile as a person who makes game. I work in the real world in a large industrial facility. I have found though that there are many out there who's career path is off in left field from the game development world. I started out kinda by accident as I was part of an online community of gamers playing the popular RTS Warlords Battlecry 3 and the developer made the source code available to the community to mod the game. I signed on and found I didn't fit in to the group that was there so I ended up working alone on a project without much help. For 6 years I worked on the MOD known as 1035 developing my own techniques to add the new content to the game both in code and art. I found that once again my creation was met with some fanfare both good and bad so I decided I wanted to try to make something myself. So I started work on what would be A-mazing Ants using good old Game Maker 8 at first before moving the game over to Game Maker Studio. I have always developed my own ideas and I do most of the art for my games. I really like Itchio and thank Leaf for making this site for people like me who will never likely be identified as a game developer but share the joy of creation and can have a home for their creations where like minded folks can find them.
#NotatGDC An Unlikely Indie Dev
Thank you Leaf :) Hoping to add a new project to my library when work slows down a bit . I want to jump over to the latest GM as well for that. Thanks for putting A-mazing Ants on the homepage. Today was the most views I believe in a day this game has ever had which it awesome.