Howdy

Posted by l33tnerd on Jan. 4, 2021, 1:33 p.m.

It just took a while to remember my username and password…looks like I deleted my old posts in embarrassment some time ago. And no wonder! I can't believe this site is still up, and that I've been here for over 15 years. One of…maybe my most…longest-lasting accounts online, anywhere. Incredible.

I'm 30 years old, married to a woman I met in Fall 2013. Have a house and a dog. Same job for 8 years, doing IT and web work.

Since using Gamemaker last in 2012 or so, I fell heavily into VR and VR development when the Oculus Rift DK1 released. That got me into Unity, which I've been playing with ever since. I never released anything (story of my life lmao) but made lots of immersive atmospheric VR environments. Big, copyright-infringing environments that only I could savor.

Spent a couple months building cozy, spooky deep-space environments. Playing around with some Cyberpunk stuff now, and fiddling around with replicating old-school early 3D visual resolutions and glitches to bring me back to my childhood. Never fell into the game dev career I thought I wanted and went to school for, and knowing some people who work for the huge studios, I'm glad I never went down that road.

I love to see that others here are still sticking around and re-discovering this site every couple years like I have been. I have a lot of nostalgia for the pre-social-media internet, so this makes me happy.

Comments

Ferret 1 week, 6 days ago

> I have a lot of nostalgia for the pre-social-media internet

So relatable, I miss the scattered communities of old. Glad you came back for a visit :D

Toast 4 days, 5 hours ago

I also never became a game dev and don't regret it, I'm not a 16 hours a day kind of guy.

Social media is actually a Black Mirror episode that escaped.

Crazy Star 2 days, 18 hours ago

That VR part sounds super awesome!

@Toast

Which season/episode is that?