Tell us about yourself.
My name is Raul and I’ve been gaming since 1989 when I was four years old. Super Mario Bros. was my first game, and I have fond memories of playing it with my family. Ever since then, I’ve enjoyed exploring new worlds and eventually grew interested in creating my own. For that reason, I began learning about game development and eventually settled on the artistic side of things as that allowed me to bring to reality the ideas in my head. I’m complementing that with good coding skills so that I can create games. I also just like making and creating in general, so I will dabble in all kinds of creative endeavors.
What are causes you support/fight for?
Games For Love :). I also enjoy pursuing game development as art and helping push the medium to create experiences of depth that will help people gain perspective and grow, or help relieve some of the pain and suffering they have because of social, cultural or personal difficulties. We get to walk in all kinds of “shoes” and I think that’s super cool.
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done as a game developer?
Game jams! I absolutely love the challenge of trying to make a cool experience in a small amount of time. It’s a great place to grow as a developer and I get to explore ideas that may either get pursued immediately, or archived away for future reference. Ludum Dare is one of my favorites, and I always look forward to the Christian Game Developers Speedgame Challenges as well. I’ve been able to organize some game jams as well, and plan on doing more of those in the future.