FAQ

--Hello!--
Welcome! My name is Alex, I am 25 years old and I'm a professional game developer based in Phoenix, Arizona.

--FAQ--
--What Are You Working On?
A 2D Pixel Art ARPG called: Totem

--How Long Have You Been Working On Totem For?
The game started back in 2018, I joined the team in April 2019.

--How Many People Are On The Team?
Devs: Matt, Alex
Art: Aaron
Animation: Nate, Rafael, Shawn
Audio & Music: Pat & Zach Bard
Level Design: Marshall

--Have You Made A Game Before?
This is my first commercial title that will be published on a large scale. I have created small games for game jams in the past which you can checkout on my itch page: gentoogames.itch.io

--How Long Have You Been Doing Game Dev?
I first started GameDev when I was 17 using Scratch. After highschool, I went to college for Computer Science and graduated in 2017. While in college I started playing around with GameMaker and began working professionally as a Game Developer in 2018.

--Where Are You From/Where Do You Live?
Phoenix, Arizona

--Do You Do This Full Time?
Yes, as of March 2020, Game Dev is my fulltime job.

--What Software Are You Using?
Development: GameMaker Studio 2
Language: GML 2.2+
Source Control: Git with VS Code and Command Line
Art: Aseprite

--What Languages Do You Know?
GML, Java, Angular, Javascript, C#, Python, HTML, CSS

--Why Dont You Use Unity or Godot?
I know GameMaker very well, and think that it is great for 2D games. I would like to learn a new engine one of these days, but for now, my focus is to make games, and GameMaker gets me to that goal the fastest.

--I Want To Get Into Programming, What Langauge Should I Learn?
It depends on what you want to make. Pick a language that will accomodate your project in the best way. 

--Will You Help Me Fix A Bug On My Project?
I offer private online tutoring for $20/hr USD. Unfortunately, I am very busy, so I have to prioritize my tasks in order to meet deadlines. Otherwise, you can post any GameMaker questions you may have on the GameMaker Discord and/or Subreddit.

 

--PC Specs--
CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9 GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - MSI VENTUS XS 6G OC
Ram: Team T-FORCE Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3000MHz
Storage: Intel 660p 1TB
CPU Cooler: DEEPCOOL GAMMAX GTE
Power Supply: EVGA 500W Bronze
Case: NZXT H510 (White)
OS: Windows 10

--Hardware--
PC: NZXT Starter PC Plus: https://www.letsbld.com/starter-pc#key-features
Monitors: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-C32G1-Frameless-1920x1080-DisplayPort/dp/B07HKGFB27
Keyboard: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QV839G5
Mouse: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MR2XHY2
Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Widescreen-Calling-Recording-Desktop/dp/B006JH8T3S
Mic: https://www.amazon.com/MXL-Multipurpose-Large-Diaphragm-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B004D8ETUW
Mic Stand: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X1ZWS2H/
Audio Interface: https://www.amazon.com/BEHRINGER-Audio-Interface-1-Channel-UM2/dp/B00EK1OTZC
Headphones: https://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietComfort-Wireless-Headphones-Cancelling/dp/B0756CYWWD
Chair: https://www.staples.com/staples-hyken-technical-mesh-task-chair-silver-53293/product_24328579