Hello Construct people
I'm Tom, known online often as Fluke939 (fluke for short) or Obi-Brown. I live in Chesterfield, England
I've loved games most of my life, my first memory of gaming was a snooker game on the commodore 64, running up and down the stairs to ask my dad which colour ball to pot next.
I always dreamt of getting into the games industry. So in the last few years with my career going nowhere, earning very little money I decided to do something about following my dream and started teaching myself about games development. I've dabbled in; Unity, Blender, writing, concept art and most recently, Construct 2. I'm become most interested in game design, so the ease with which you can start making games in construct should take away the barrier of learning a whole complex language. Really in just a few days of playing around, I'm amazed at the complexity of what i can create, meaning I will soon be making whole games hopefully.
My friend got me into construct, he found out about it in a college course on games development, we were going to do the course together but i couldn't afford it. Then since I was all about the design/writing/art side of games and he was learning the programming/modeling side at college, we collaborated for a while, but other commitments meant we had to abandon that for a while, (also our first project was too ambitious and i think he got put off)
so now here i am, trying to "do it all myself" and happy to have found a piece of software like construct to make it less of a burden.
For now, i'm happy making little playthings and learning about the software and getting better at making stuff.
my short term goal is to start making decent games so i can share it with you guys and be more of a part of the community
longer term goals will be to buy a licence, make quality games, develop a portfolio, and who knows what the future may hold, in my fantasies i make the next minecraft or angry birds. but realistically, i'd just like to be able to get a job in the industry and pay the bills.