I'm T. J.! I'm a college student, 21, going to UT Tyler for a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and at Tyler Junior College I am going for a Associate's Degree in Game Design and Simulation. Guess which college is more fun? XD
My favorite games are old games. I love Arcade games, NES games, and SNES games. I feel many old games are better than many new games. I find it impressive how old games from even the likes such as the Atari 2600 can be just as fun as games coming out today-- technology does not have a lot to do with gameplay, does it now?
The games I am playing alot of currently are:
- Dead Space
- Battlefield Bad Company 2 Beta
- Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
I program quite a bit in my spare time, and in class. I'm working on programming games in Allegro C++, and hope to someday either start a company that creates games or work somewhere designing games. I'd love to work for Valve. I'm more interested in the game design aspect of creating games, but I am learning how to program in order to get my foot in the door of the industry someday.
My favorite gaming companies are:
My all-time favorite games (in no particular order...)
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda 3: A Link to the Past
- Kirby Superstar
- Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (my first Metroidvania game :D)
- Castlevania 3
- Super Metroid
- Chrono Trigger
- Final Fantasy VI
- Megaman X5
- Resident Evil REmake
- Resident Evil 4
- Metal Slug 4
- U. N. Squadron
...and many, many more...
I'm currently building an arcade MAME machine! It's almost done :D I'll keep this blog updated when I finish it.
Oy! I just released one of the games I've made onto the internets. Go to this website and download it, play it, get owned by it, and then tell me what you think! It's like Megaman, but the enemies are Megaman! Oh, the irony.