Hey dudes, Fred here!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Fred, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Fred

    Fred Developer Staff Member


    My name is Fred Ström. I'm 25 years old and the animator and sprite artist for Secrets of Grindea, as well as collaborative game designer together with Vilya and Teddy.

    As a kid, I spent most of my time either drawing, playing video games, or doing them both simultaneously. When I was five me and my brothers got a Super Nintendo for Christmas, together with Super Mario World and A Link to the Past, and it was love at first sight pretty much.

    Around seven years later, a friend introduced me to RPG Maker 2000, a pretty basic drag and drop program which lets you create RPG-styled 2D games. I spent ten years on and off creating hundreds of games, never being close to finishing one of them. Fifty percent of them involved a young boy/girl on a quest to avenge their dead parents, while venturing through poorly designed maze-dungeons.
    Creating smooth gameplay or compelling stories was never my main focus (even though I thought my stories rocked!), I was always more interested in creating the animations and graphics.

    As a young man in my early twenties who'd spent the last ten years of my life placing pixels in MSpaint, one would think reality would start to set in, reminding me that it was time to get a proper job or education. Luckily, reality never did.
    I went to a university for Game design and Graphics where I hooked up with Teddy and Vilya. We soon realized we had very similar tastes in games and which elements makes for a good game. After spending an afternoon at a local hamburger joint, Secrets of Grindea was born!

    Besides my life long love for pixel art in all its shapes and forms, I'm a big fan of old school horror movies, MMA, a chick called Linn and wickedly hard video games.

    I think that pretty much covers it. Take care duuudes!
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  2. MMA? Nice! Alexander Gustafsson is my favorite light heavyweight, so maybe some day I'll have to fly to Sweden to see him defend the belt after he takes it from Jon Jones.

    And how old school are we talking with the horror? Nosferatu? The Exorcist? 80's slashers, perhaps? I'm a psychological horror guy myself (Jacob's Ladder, The Shining), but I can appreciate almost any good horror flick. I grew up on zombie and slasher movies.
  3. Fred

    Fred Developer Staff Member

    I haven't been to any of the UFC's that taken place in Stockholm, yet. I'm still biding my time and waiting for a stacked fight card. Never been a big Mauler fan nor hater. But man, after the Jones fight it's hard not to love the guy. Hopefully he'll fight for the title here in Stockholm next versus Jones (or Glover for that matters, guy's a frickin beast!)

    I watch it all man, but mainly stuff from the 80's. I think that's when the horror genre peaked. The remake of "The Thing" from 1982 is one of my all time favorite movies. I've always been a big fan of the zombie genre as well, before it got all over saturated and stuff. When I was 11 years old, I watched Braindead/Dead-Alive ever day I got home from school for 3 months straight. I had a beautiful childhood!
  4. inazumathelightning

    inazumathelightning Green Slime

    Well then speaking of rpg maker that story reminds me of my beginnings in making games xD.

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