My inspiration to pursue game coding
This is a story about my rise to fame. My name is Richard Hulk. My father used to be a construction worker and my mum was a nurse. We are a family of five; this includes my two sisters and me.
While growing up, there was little time to spend with my parents as they were mostly engrossed at work and I as other kids at school claimed, a real man doesn’t have to spend time with girls. There during holidays when my parents went to work I would sneak out and go to spend time with Gregory. He was a neighborhood boy who prided himself because they used to own a PC- an electronic which was a nightmare at my home.
Gregory was raised by his mum only, and being the business lady that she was, she was rarely at home. We would spend the whole day playing video games and this really fascinated me. It was a life that I really desired but was completely elusive where I came from.
This habit went on for some time until Gregory and his mother moved to another location that she had bought a house. All the ‘goodies’ that I was accustomed to went down.
The Craving for games, like an addiction
A gap was left and I would often feel miserable because I had nowhere to go during school holiday. Despite that, my fascination for computer games never wavered. The craving continued long after that. Fast forward to my high school days, I met and made friends with other video games enthusiasts. We would talk about the games at times and point out some mistakes or areas which needed review that would eventually make the games more intuitive. This was what gave me the idea to become a game developer.
I started frequenting the schools computer labs and soon made friends with the technician there. He was a nice guy whom I opened my heart to and told him of my desire. He must have seen my passion because he promised to help me.
The aid never came as early as I anticipated. It took a year before the technician called to tell me that he would help me with some programming work. I didn’t figure out that during this time he had been digging deep into books so that he too could learn some programming, but when he finally did, he helped me build my first video game.
Becoming the Man
The game involved motor racing and with his help, I took almost another 8 months to put it up. I figured all credit would go to him after I announced to my friends of its release, but was surprised, when he congratulated me for my efforts.
The game had some debugging issues and would often crash because of the graphics, and this led me to do more research about improving it. The more I did, the more I learnt and bettered my skills. By the time I finished high school, I had developed another game and was certain that this was my destiny.
Therefore I took a computer science course in college. Here there was much to learn and because of the craving in me, I went to become one of the best developers in my area.