I am a part time programmer and digital artist from Alberta ,Canada. I got into this after a lifetime of being just a gamer. I started out as just a map maker at the Warlords Keep making maps for Warlords Battlecry 2. I built a huge MOD for Warlords Battlecry 3 and now I just released my first indie title "Amazing Ants"

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Preface

Well your scrolling the web and you come across a game titled Amazing Ants and you ask yourself what is this game about and where did the person who created this game come up with it to begin with.
In this series of blogs I will give you the story of how this game came to be.

The Beginning


Growing up in rural Alberta I didn't spend a lot time transfixed to my television set we had one channel CBC that was dedicated to news and hockey. So most of the time I spent outdoors and as a young person I got interested in all things nature. My brother and I had a trap line and we had all kinds of animal pets and I liked bugs.
I kept aquariums with all kinds of creepy crawlies and of course there were ant hills all over the place. One summer I witnessed a swarm of red ants carrying eggs crossing our driveway. One of things I would do was take a 4 liter ice cream bucket and kick open an old log filled with red ants. I would use the lid to sweep the red ants into the bucket and I tapped the sides to make sure they didn't get out because they would sting you. I would transport the bucket over to the black ant pile and I would dump the bucket on top of the anthill and watch the action.
The red ants would right away begin to do their thing aggressively attacking the black ants who would start emerging from their tunnels inside the nest. The battle would last for a good hour usually the red ants would lose because they didn't have the numbers.
So in this childhood game was the basis idea for Amazing Ants. In the game the same rival forces face off in the battlefield and like my childhood game numbers are the key to victory.
Thank you for reading my first blog Part 2 will be coming soon.

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