Hello everyone at IndieDB.
My name is Jared Thorbahn (thorbahn3).
I started loving games when I was six years old (1991) after playing Sonic the Hedgehog on our newly acquired Sega Genesis. Ever since then I wanted to create video games, but often thought the prospect of doing so was out of reach because of where I live (Central Ohio). I would see people doing wonderful things in places like LA and thought there was no way I could do that. Well, years passed and video games finally came to me.
You see, one day I came to the realization that I would be continuing down this path of earning minimum wage the rest of my life if I didn't do something. To change that I went to my local technical college (Central Ohio Technical College). At the register's office was a poster for their new program of Digital Media Design - Game Design Option. I signed up immediately.
Since then I've learned a lot. Photoshop, Illustrator, UDK, Torque, Gamemaker, Final Cut Pro, Motion 3, a little bit of C++, and a whole lot more. The thing I find the most fun is that with each new game I help create the product gets better. The latest one is called Clastle, a classic platformer where the player navagates a castle in order to find the king. Me and a couple of fellow COTC alumi/students are working on finishing it by the end of summer.