I started coding on 8 bits computer like Sinclair ZX81 or Thomson MO5 in the 80’s. At this time, I coded more than I played video games.
I’ve always been attracted to any kind of artistic field, like music or drawing. I’ve played the bass, but mostly as a hobby.
What I like in video games is that it’s a mix of things: development, animations, sound or gameplay. What’s great is that it can also be a source of additional income for me, in addition to a hobby.
I’ve followed a French training workshop “Becoming a video game developer”, and it was a great surprise to work with GDevelop! It allows to build video game much more quickly than other complex tools.
Overall it was really smooth. I was used to classic programming, so I took a bit of time to get familiar with the event system and how we organise things with it - but that’s pretty much it.
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I’ve finished my game project “Pub Owner” and also took part in a game jam. I’ve had this game project because I was frustrated not to be able to get some beers with friends… so I decided to make a game on this theme!
I’ve also been living in Ireland and at the time, I’ve been impressed by people managing the queue of customers. Hence my game: the player must serve beers to the customer, and in the proper order!