We asked them when it was that they first realized they wanted a career in gaming, and how that career eventually came about. Also, you’ll see our staff picks for “The Five Greatest Video Games of All Time”.
From the minute I realized video games were things people “made”. Probably was 8 or so and had a discussion with my uncle on how Mario 64 was made. At the time, he was working with Nintendo. I started testing in the industry at the age of 16 at a company called Angle Studios which eventually became Rockstar San Diego. Had an internship at a different game studio every year of college (Bungie, Blizzard, Microsoft, Neversoft). It’s all I’ve cared about my entire life for better or for worse.
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Uncharted 2
Publishing Unity Developer
Age 8. In high school I took Java and 3D Modeling. I went to BMCC for Programming for a semester or 2 then I went to Full Sail to get a degree in Game Development. I got my first game job 1 month after college at Super Boise Studios. I got my job by never losing sight of my dreams even when people would tell me to study for a “real job”.
- Chrono Trigger Series
- Assassin’s Creed 2-4
- Jet Set Radio Future
- Give Up, Robot
- With honorable mentions to De Blob & Final Fantasy Tactics
I’m at Scopely because there are interesting challenges and a bunch of nerds with more experience than I have. It’s not about gaming, but programming in general.
- Road Rash (PS1) – It’s A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
- Legacy of Kain: Defiance
- Tony Hawk (1-4 on PS1)
- Hero Academy
- Samurai Shodown and all KOFs
I’ve always loved gaming growing up but never thought I would have a career in THE gaming. I’m sure a good amount of people at Scopely can say the same. This is my first gaming industry job, and it was through Kyle Anderson.
- Starcraft – I mean, c’mon. IMO, there’s no better game in the world.
- Diablo 2
- Super Smash Classic on N64
- Perfect Dark!
When mobile games gained momentum on iOS.
- Legend of Zelda
- Final Fantasy 7
- Clash of Clans
- Kingdom Conquest