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Countdown to Legend: 20 Years of Tim Schafer

Tim Schafer, creator of awesome games and all around tubular guy, recently celebrated his 20th year in the gaming industry.

He did so by regaling us, his doting and loving fans, with the story of how he got hired at Lucas Arts and began the legend of Schafer.


It can all be read there, with actual documents of his tremendous story shown to add dramatic effect and authenticity to a story that I know many will be entirely envious of.
Do I hear Lucas Arts fighting over the movie rights?

Behold, genius!

But, in all honesty, it truly is inspiring, as always, reading about a hero when they where as you are, young and idealistic and full of dreams. And it really is refreshing from our normal lives of abject failure to feast our eyes upon the tale of one with luck and success. But, again, I keep derailing my own thoughts with derangement. It is so fantastic to see that Tim got his job by doing what he does best: being funny, creative, and original.

I hope that when I'm grown up (21 isn't grown up anymore, right?) that I can at least be as half as funny, or half as cool as this man here.

Congrats on 20 years, Tim. Thanks for the memories. Here's to 20 more!
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About Mooksone of us since 8:09 PM on 04.18.2009

My real name is Mark. But my name is also Mooks. It's short for Mookie. I want to be a writer, a director, a musician, a game designer, an actor, and a constantly awesome person. Most days I forget I'm a senior in college.

I have been gaming since I was a newborn, when my uncle put an unplugged NES controller in my hands. In some ways, I've never let go. From there I took the Nintendo/PC path down gaming lane. I had a Genesis, but the only games I had were Sonic games. My favorite game growing up was Earthbound.

I am obsessed with story in video games and am always looking for the next game that makes me laugh, cry, or think. Although I also love a good mindless shooter or puzzle game here and there.
On the topic of best stories in games, I believe these titles, in no particular order, showcase what I believe to be indicative of our medium moving forward as respectable artworks.

Mother (1 2 and 3)
Metal Gear Solid (particularly 2 and 3)
Anything touched by Tim Schafer
Shadow of the Colossus
Silent Hill
Eternal Darkness
Half-Life series

More to come as I think of them.

But yeah, that's it for now. See ya around D-Toid.
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