Hey everybody! My name's Doug (I'm stoked that username wasn't taken). I'm a 22 year old Computer Science guy based in a town outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I play Dungeons and Dragons, make music (royalty free, and I take requests sometimes
), rock climb and occasionally kayak.
It's always been my dream to make video games, ever since I played my first one way back in the day. That was when I was ... 4, I think. Fast forward 18 years later and I still have this dream. I've been taking classes at a local college in computer science and programming stuff, and I'm a decent enough programmer I suppose.
Anyways, the other day I was feeling kinda lost in life and I had no idea what I was doing. In hopes to find some answers, I turned to that one dream that I always had. I did what any 21st Century man does and I googled it - "how do I start making video games". I found myself on http://youcanmakevideogames.com
and he in turn lead me here. His video was incredibly inspiring as well as informative, and 20 minutes later I had flixel and FlashDevelop on my PC (Yes, 20 minutes. Irish public wifi is pretty trashy).
3 days later I have a functional game just nearly done. It's got a few bugs here and there, and presently most of the assets are default assets, but I think it's pretty fun. I'm testing out some levels now, making various tweaks and such, but you can have a play of it on my site -http://dougriss.com/games/fatquest.html
. Critiques, comments, etc welcome.
And, because you have all been absolutely lovely by having such an active community and inadvertently answering a ton of my questions, I've decided that I'll be releasing the game free and open-sourced on github so any newbies can have a look through it and see how I did stuff, if they're curious! The link to the github project is here -https://github.com/dougRiss/FatQuest
. If you wanna download it and take it apart or make your own version, I'd like it if you forked the repo instead of just downloading the zip - that way, people can browse the forks and look at your
Anyways, yeah, that's me, and I look forward to getting to know everyone!