Snapping Turtle

– A Game artist’s Blog –

Who and what is Max about

I am a enthusiastic Dutch gamer that recently stared following a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Animation course in Amsterdam. I have been gaming for 15 years and 14 of those, I have been a core gamer. RPGs, more specifically JRPGs, is my genre of choice. However for the past 4 years or so I have been dabbling in other genres more like rhythm games and slightly casual games. I am a bit of a Nintendo fanboy, but I respect what the other companies are doing. I own both a Wii and a 360. I was planning on buying a PS3 down the line, but with the recent announcement of FF XIII coming to the 360 I have no reason to own one at the moment.

The game that made me a core gamer was Secret of Mana on the SNES, which is to this day my all time favorite game. After I finished the game for the first time with my cousin, I turned to him and said ‘I want to make awesome games like this when I grow up! I want to work at SquareSoft and make RPG’s with them!’. Of course I was 8 when I said this, but the passion to get in to the development industry has remained to this day.

It’s been a long winding road to this point in time. I am going to use this blog to put up some of my artwork and post interesting game news I have come across and game and school related stuff that I have experienced. I hope you all enjoy reading my blog. Suggestions and constructive comments are welcome.

August 17, 2008 Posted by | General | | Leave a comment