PSY_WOMBATS'S PROFILE

Programmer/writer. I make phone games full time and clunky narrative-driven junk as a hobby
The LCPANES Terminal
Four isolated prisoners must escape using a network of linked computers in this text-based adventure.

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The walls are excellent, I have to say. My regards to the tile artist!

2011 RMN Summer Games

author=MrChearlie
I am going for renpy, I dont have anything yet (Obviously,the theme is not yet revealed but either way I just wanted to put everything clear) and I am going for the story and the music, maybe a little in the artistic aspects and if its necessary I would work also in programation. So if someones wants to join the team and help in whatever aspect (Programation-Music-Story-Art) I would apreciate it, I really need help n.n'

Huh, we were considering a VN as well... You'll probably have competition in the genre, haha.

Super Smash Bros Crusade

author=Dudesoft
I love that Ristar is in this. Should try to tack in more wicked oldschool characters, like Vectorman and Earthworm Jim! Great project guys. Subscribed!!

Wait, how'd I miss Ristar? That has to be one of my favorite games, I'll be interested to see where this project goes.

Super Smash Bros Crusade

author=WolfCoder
What about online play?

So few commercial games actually get decent netcode that I highly doubt this thing will ever see online play. And if it's promised, I'd be very suspicious.

Hello from Canada !

Hey, welcome, it's always nice to see people from the foreign communities; so many very neat games I've never heard of. And there are plenty of people around here who have tons of incomplete projects as well...

author=Ben_Random
Never listen to Archeia, or Kentona. Ever.

Oh, and never listen to Ben Random.

Telling who your subscriber are?

I will confess to being subscriber #1.

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Also if you have Spanish stuff that you'd like to share but can't translate, I know there are at least a few speakers around that would still be able to appreciate it.

What the hell did you/do you wanna be?

Welp, figure I might as well add another involved post, again hidden for those that could care less.



I was interested in mazes, mapping games, and game design pretty early, around 10 I guess. I gave that up really fast when I was 12 and realized that there are very very few who can make a living designing games, writing for games, composing music for games, or any of that fun stuff. So I chose the next best thing: programming. I made text RPGs in C and worked from there: built the website, got the basics of a team... That got me into a good university, where I currently study computer science. I just completed my first year.

This summer I'm an intern at Zynga, the company behind Farmville, Cityville, 9 out of the top 10 facebook games, etc. Complain about them all you like, but it's a fun place to work and working on others' games has if anything increased my enthusiasm for making my own. The pay is excellent and even at this point I'm sure I could find a good job in the games industry that I'd be moderately happy with.

The problem is that I'm not really sure that's what I want to do for a living. It's a good way to start and it looks like I'm lucky to have that direction, but recently I've been doing a lot of thinking about how to leverage the other skills I have that I'd never touch as a game programmer. It would be amazing to do some combination of programming, writing, and designing full time instead of as a hobby. There are plenty of notable indie game developers that have day jobs, but the games industry is notorious for long hours and burning out programmers. Pretty much the only way to do this would be to quit whatever neat and stable job and found some sort of studio. I've been trying hard to plan for this with networking and the rest, but it's still really unclear. At this point I'll keep doing what I'm doing and see where I'm at in five or ten years.



tl;dr Wanted to program for games, currently programming for games, maybe do other game stuff later.

2011 RMN Summer Games

Well, I'm one team at least, just haven't signed up yet. We'll be waiting for the theme announcement, butiIf anyone wants to join WombatRPGs let me know, haha. (me, bob_esc, Aulos, quack_tape, RAGNAROK, etc)