I am a young game designer. My overall goal is to make people happy with what I create, many are in the industry for money, but I strive to become one of the best in the business for my own purposes. I want people to think critically about games, and what goes into it. I believe if we can we will all make better quality games for all people to enjoy, and with our input we can make the world around us a better place.

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So it has been a long time since I first began game development. Of course at the beginning I sucked because I didn't know jack about game development. I just knew really bad that this was the thing I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. But the more I did the more I had trouble understanding the progression of being able to call my self good. The more it went a long the more it felt like a pipe dream. I got published for the first time which was a magical experience it was the first time I had felt liked I made it. Then the next time I got published things didn't go so well. I asked for money which I wasn't very comfortable with in the first place. [ I am a huge fan of Henry Smith's model of game development (which is the patronage model) ] Anyway I was already unsure about releasing for a cost. It didn't feel like the right thing to do but I am glad that I did it. I learned a lot about the comfortability of the indie space. It isn't as complicated as I imagined it would be. For me being a 16 year old it is weird thinking about taxes and just money in general so to have to negotiate with people on pricing and releasing was an odd ordeal for me. Although I didn't enjoy my experience publishing for money I did see it as a valuable and important experience, that I would've regret later in life. It is better for me to take a risk now because my life doesn't depend on earning a profit yet. My advice is do it now and make what you can and fail and get the opportunity to learn from the mistakes you will make. I have gained a lot from my mistakes. I wasn't happy with the work I did on my most recent game. I have done a way better job but the pressure was high and it is good to learn how to manage chaos till it becomes what you have to deal with all the time. The major piece I learned is that your work won't always be your best and you have to be ok with that. Every time I finish a project I learn so much so it is best to do as many as you can. Doing lots of projects is a great way to get noticed when there is a lot games with your name on it. I mean from only having two that got published it is insane how people have played it on youtube. Reading articles about my games is crazy. I learn a lot from what they have to say and it is flippin cool. I love game development and the more I do it the more I enjoy it. If you don't make games I recommend it! There is no better time to learn than now. The more I fall down the better I get.

Thank you for your readership,
 ~ N

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SmartCat Jul 24 2014, 2:11pm says:

Hey! Thanks for watching our game How Smart is Cat? We hope you'll like the final release :3

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KayfishandChips Jul 8 2014, 6:56pm says:

Thanks for checking out Outlands if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask :)

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Zanza1000 Feb 17 2014, 3:10pm says:

thanks for watching crusade :D

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Mikjaash Aug 3 2013, 2:37am says:

Thank you very much for watching City-Z!

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White_Silver Jul 6 2013, 7:57am says:

how do you create games like Abstract Conspiracy? what of kind program do you use for this?

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Noah_W Jul 6 2013, 7:29pm replied:

I use the unity engine, and it is a very easy to use game engine, and has a lot of power best off it is free, and you can check it out here Unity3d.com

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White_Silver Jul 7 2013, 7:29am replied:

Now i can create my own game's! Greetz!

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Noah_W Jul 7 2013, 11:46pm replied:

I hope you have fun

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EtuBerte Feb 14 2013, 2:06pm says:

Happy Valentine's Day

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Noah_W Feb 15 2013, 1:02am replied:

You to.

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