As the subject said, my name is Jen! I'm the newest ModDB Volunteer Content Manager. I first joined the site at the beginning of the year after lurking for a good while (since 2008, I think) following two specific mods: Black Mesa and Enterprise: Temporal Cold War. I have been interested in video games ever since I got the original NES for Christmas. From there, I kept wanting the latest and greatest. I think I first got into game development when I was in 8th Grade. I bought a book about game development, and it came with the Genesis3D engine. At that time, I didn't have Internet access, and absolutely no way for others to see my work. I did make some pretty cool games considering the engine was still fairly new around that time. I messed around with some other engines once I got Internet access, but I didn't seem to have that creative spark I did when I was first exposed to game development.
When I discovered this site in 2008, I had just purchased the Valve Complete Pack (before Left 4 Dead was released). When I discovered there were mods available for those games, I quickly downloaded a few and wondered how it was done. A few forum searches lead me to the Source SDK. At that time, I had no idea it was free to download, and was expecting the cost to be hundreds of dollars. Imagine how happy I was to learn it was free! I got to work on a few Portal maps right away. They were just simple maps without any scripting (except to end the map) and were comprised of different flinging techniques. To this day, I have never attempted to create a mod for anything other than Portal, however I am working on a Portal 2 map pack.
Currently, I work from home with the game company my husband and I founded earlier this year. We were invited to participate in a fan-made ARG (Alternative Reality Game) developed by some of the participants in Valve's Portal 2 ARG. Other than that, I've dedicated myself to ModDB, helping it remain the #1 spot for the latest mods and indie games.
My full name is Jennifer, but I go by Jen. I'm 27 years old and live in Pennsylvania, United States. I'm married and have no kids, nor do we plan on it. I'm a cat lover! I enjoy a good puzzle game (Cogs and RUSH had me hooked for hours!)
I will usually spend my spare time in Garry's Mod, Portal 2 Co-op, or Source SDK. I'm also in the process of developing an RPG.
I'm also willing to help anyone out with just about anything. You can give me a shout on Skype (explosiveremix) or my PM box here.
I'm extremely happy to be part of the team, and I'll be seeing you around the database!
Live long and prosper,