After the first event at college, my life fell apart. I ended up with people that allowed self-medication. (That is, I smoked a lot of weed.) I was too depressed to go to class. I stopped visiting friends and family. When my grandfather learned of all the classes I’d dropped (read: failed), he sternly asked me to move home. He had no idea what had happened, and I didn’t tell him.
That’s right, the demo is nearly here!
Watch this space. :)
This is about where I come from.
I talk about racism, rape and sexual assault. Also, don’t check out the second hashtag unless you want to see some terrible stuff. (Fair warning, this is me recollecting – so I may be wrong about a few things but I’m trying to put them down as best I can.)
Everyone experiences grief in their own way. I wrote out mine on request and found it really helpful – hopefully this will be helpful for others. (I recommend writing out what each means to you. It lets you take a good, detached look at yourself, and can explain why you reacted the way you did.)
This post will be by far less serious than the last one – but still a little serious! You’re welcome.
I’m a little less than a week away from an interview with people who are interested in my work with Red Flag. If this works out, I will eventually make game development my full-time focus.
Video games have always been a passion of mine, and a hobby from a very young age. Once the very personal Red Flag is finished, I can finally put this feeling of being incomplete to rest – and move on to projects for helping other people, not just people who have been in my situation.
I’ll begin this post with a trigger warning because trigger warnings are needed, regardless of the people that make fun of them.
So, Trigger Warning: Rape and sexual abuse.
Toward the end of last year I began my first foray into game development, and I knew that I would create an adventure game. They were my first gaming love. I cut my teeth on the King’s Quest series and grew up with Sam & Max Hit the Road. Full Throttle brought me my first favourite female character, Maureen Corley. Grim Fandango took me to a new and exciting plane of existence while The Dig taught me to be afraid and in awe at the same time. The Quest for Glory and Monkey Island series made sure that I had a good sense of humour.