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

  1. Teddy

    Teddy Developer Staff Member

    Greetings!

    I'm Teddy, the poor (literally speaking), overworked programmer at this place!

    I began my glorious career as superstar game designer around age 8, when my dad bought me Klik & Play in hopes of not having to play soccer with me anymore. Feeling that this was my true calling, I immediately began working on my digital masterpieces. For some inexplicable reason (I suspect foul play), not a single one of my early works received any awards or even notable fame!

    For a few years I kept making games despite the unfair treatment, but eventually the pains of being an unrecognized genius kept down by the system took its toll, and I decided to pursue other avenues in life. After studying economics in high school I went on to Law School after playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

    While studying there, I met a man named Jonathan, whose story was eerily similar to mine! He, too, had left a life of game design to pursue a career of justice. He did, however, have two close friends who was studying game development on the Swedish island of Gotland. For science, we took a boat there to see how they lived (it's a pretty damn sweet island), and the moment I set foot there I knew this was where I was supposed to be.

    A year later, I quit studying law and pursued my true destiny: game making!

    My first "real" game was called Dwarfs!?, and was published by Tripwire Interactive during my second year of studying game development. I began making Secrets of Grindea during the third and last year, and hopefully I can add this game to my list before I'm 50!
     
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  2. y-aji

    y-aji Green Slime

    I didn't realize you made dwarfs! That's awesome! How much was dwarf fortress an inspiration on dwarfs for you? Had you spent much time w/ it at all?
     
  3. Teddy

    Teddy Developer Staff Member

    Neither I nor Robin had actually dared to play Dwarfs Fortress before we made Dwarfs! We knew about it, though, and I had read some of those awesome play session stories that floats around.

    The inspiration from Dwarf Fortress (and Nethack) was basically that you're in a dungeon and that you're going to die! Apart from that, we actually had a kind of anti-inspiration philosophy where we said "let's not try to do a graphical Dwarfs Fortress, because we can't" :p

    Some believe that all the enemies, and the water and lava hazards, were inspired by DF but that was surprisingly not the case. All those things were just "hey, what shitty stuff could totally ruin the day for a dwarf digging tunnels?" :D
     
  4. y-aji

    y-aji Green Slime

    That's awesome! It really had an arcade dwarf fortress feel. I think the primary principle that reminded me of it is how out of control everything gets. Like every minute the game goes on, things get worse and worse.
     
  5. Sogomn

    Sogomn Rabby

    Maybe it's not polite to ask, but: How old are you? :)
     
  6. y-aji

    y-aji Green Slime

    me? or teddy? I'm 28.. *narrows eyes suspiciously*
     
  7. Teddy

    Teddy Developer Staff Member

    How dare you...

    I'm 26! Gray hairs are starting to show :(
     
  8. Aurophobia

    Aurophobia Halloweed

    You should be able to get a few packs of hair dye, when people start buying those pre-orders.
    Mwahahaha...jk don't kill me.
     
  9. Sunnieh

    Sunnieh Green Slime


    Im 25!
    ONE year left till grey :D
     
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  10. Aurophobia

    Aurophobia Halloweed

    I turn 25 at the end of the year.
     
  11. JuiceGrape

    JuiceGrape Green Slime

    I'm 18, huehuehue, I feel young :D
     
  12. Harmony

    Harmony Green Slime

    Stop saying such stuff! I'm turning 24 next month, I don't want to have grey hair in two years. =(
     
  13. Chris Soames

    Chris Soames Rabby

    *sigh* I.... ahem, turned 30 a couple of days ago...
     
  14. y-aji

    y-aji Green Slime

    Nooooooooooooo! My sincerest regrets to your family.
     
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  15. Grincher

    Grincher Green Slime

    28 and no grey hair inc..... but I have to say, there is no much hair left that can turn into grey -.-
     
  16. y-aji

    y-aji Green Slime

    I know thems feels. The receding hairline, it recedes so quickly...
     
  17. Momizi

    Momizi Rabby

    i think this line just made you my fav game dev ever
    good that you stoped too, cus most law stuff irl isnt like phoenix wright...

    people in the real life are far dumber lol
     
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    ark626 Moderator

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