If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Designer, Artist, Writer, Student, IT guru, Lifelong Gamer
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
up-and-coming (1-2 games on my resume)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Social games, MMOs, Alternate reality games, iPhone / iPad games, PC Games - single player, PC Games - multiplayer, Console Games, You should add another category!
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, Experience and mentorship, Money, Big money, A chance at a Nobel Prize
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I've always been interested by games set in impossible worlds. Games like Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and World of Warcraft that take you places you can only imagine, where Pride, Honour and Heart are more important than anything else. To save a Princess, battle fierce Dragons and battle with everlasting darkness, are the experiences that I crave for in a Video Game. I have been enthralled by games created by Square Enix, Rare Ltd and Insomniac all my life, and have always dreamt of the chance to take the worlds in my own head and share them with the Global Games Industry.
Games you’ve worked on ...
Shift 360, MirrorMania, The Chronicles of Aberon - The Broken Hero and Daughters of Darkness. Not heard of them before? Check them out at www.trancedevelopment.co.uk!
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
I feel my imagination is my greatest asset, with enough time I can construct and entire world, complete with a history and a future expanding centuries at a time, ready for players to explore. My problem solving skills, communication skills and determination have also helped me throughout creating my own games, and proven to me that this is what I want to be doing for the rest of my life, both as a career and a hobby.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
1) Kingdom Hearts 2 - One of the most incredible games I have ever played, with a gripping storyline, incredible challenges and gameplay elements and amazing, action-packed boss fights. This game has shown me the importance of Storyline to a good ARPG and the true power of a Storyline when the player is fully experiencing the events of the world.
2) Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy - I have spent more time playing this game than any other, the sheer size of the game is awe inspiring. There is so much to do, so much to collect and so many ways to improve your own character just as your own skills improve, combined with fast paced action and beautiful flowing animations and visuals, for both single and multiplayer battles. This game has shown me the importance of Replay Value for a game, and also how important rewarding the player is among games.
3) Ratchet and Clank Gladiator - Everytime my mate from Primary School comes over, we always ebd up playing this game as a Co-op team, destroying everything that can be destroyed while shouting commands and strategies at each other even though we're sitting only 30cm away from each other. This game has shown me the importance of interaction, the more in-game objects that players can interact with then the more challenges that can be faced and the more realistic the world of the game is. I have also been shown how much a game can change when going from Single Player to Multiplayer and the experiences players crave from this.