Who am I? How did I get here?

Posted by JoshDreamland on Jan. 31, 2007, 3:25 p.m.

Well, I suppose it would be good of me to actually maintain this blog. So I'll tell you the story of how I got here…

Today it seems that many people take me for the face value of one game. Most people see me and think "Oh God, not another n00b" [not Takagi!] as oppose to seeing somebody with a bit of experience and a clue to what he was doing, just because I regressed to work on a simple game which I was proud of. Not to brag but I've messed around with just about every GM aspect I could find, ranging from my 3D Metroid Platformer to my simple to use MPlay library/example set. (I will release these as soon as I find out where library submission is, and if there is one.)

So as the title said, here's how it all started.

My name is Josh

Now that we are sure of that one, -_-, I suppose this whole programming thing started when I was twelve. I picked up on a pretty neat skill at the time, GBA hacking! W00t!1ONE So I would make codes for my little action replay for the GBA, all taht nice stuff. With that came hex, and simple operators/combinations such as if, and, or, not, xor, and the combinations of simple button codes as you would combine file attributes as a number; 1=A 4=B, 16=Up, whatever it was. Just that sort of thing. I was decent at this, but my envy was for the programmer, PARASYTE.

From there I wanted to program and be just like him. lol stupid 12-year-olds. So I found this RPG maker and started playing around with it. Unlike most n00bs, I read the manual. The if description lingers in my mind today. "If I ruled the world, then I would have a monkey.

I continued with the toolkit for like half a year, made simple programs in it. My first "game" was a text only fighting game for my brother. You were only told what was happening. Looking back I'd swear it was DOS. Nah but it felt like it. :p

From there I realized that their "RPG Toolkit 3," if I remember right, was worthless. It wouldn't compile stuff. So I went to www.howstuffworks.com, who had never let me down yet, and searched "C#" to learn. Sure enough I found it and picked up a few things, but I never could work the compiler. So I left yet again.

Continuing my search, I wound up at www.freewarehome.com, and there browsed the Game Developement section. Gamemaker happened to catch my eye.

So I downloaded and again, read the manual! I had made my first game in a matter of a few days. (Not including tutorials)

Seeing my friends playing my games, and enjoying them, made me continue for the next three years. So here I am today. ^_^;

As for today, after yet another long day of highschool– for which I am still doing my homework–I finally made up with somebody. So I've got a bit less to worry about. Yeah, it was some argument over one of my games, (the only one I have submitted to date) but it's all good now. Other than this really boring math homework.


ludamad 17 years, 5 months ago

Hello. I am awesome.

JoshDreamland 17 years, 5 months ago

Hello, awesome.

IAmMe 17 years, 5 months ago

Hi, ludamad's awesome. And what's a typical newcomers blog? ;)

Bryan 17 years, 5 months ago

Hi, i'm even more awesome.

smaksak 17 years, 5 months ago

Hi, I suck.

JoshDreamland 17 years, 5 months ago

smaksak– You do? … I'll try to keep that in mind.

Just teasing… Thanks again, BTW!

JoshDreamland 17 years, 4 months ago

Revisiting old entries is fun lol

My how these last ones progress…

s 17 years, 2 months ago

Ya,I'm trying to catch on to your haxing skills

Google just can't be precise with terms like Game and Maker