Thursday, March 7, 2013

Introduction, of sorts

Good evening, and welcome to GG-Works, my little slice of the internet where I want to bring you up to speed on projects.

Figured a blogger site would be the ticket, I am liking the simplicity of the layout.

My real name is Glenn Gallimore, been a bit of an hobbyist artist (Not sure if that is a real term, but who cares!).  Used to have big dreams of making it into the big time, but instead had other things to take care of.

Graduated in 2008 from the Art Institute with a Bachelors.  Now I'm sure that I'm going to have some college purists haze me with this, but yeah... probably not my best decision but its the experience at least learning some general education that I've slacked off from high school and beyond... who knew I'd ace Trigonometry and Physics when I sucked so bad at Algebra at one point!

I've also learned much more about the videogames industry, or confirmed some suspicions about it.  At that time, I came to the harsh truth about my own artwork compared what as expected.  The school's teachings in gaming also didn't help as much as it was outdated materials.  It truly seemed like it was no longer an indie playground but only for big businesses to take near all of the success, it truly looked like I had no real chance at ever working in videogames...

... until just around that time slow indie titles started to take storm.  We've had some good titles come out like Super Meat Boy, Braid, Fez (which I haven't played because I'm an expert procrastinator) Minecraft, Ktulu saves the world, just a handful at the moment.

Seeing the runaway success of game titles on the Android, Web, and Apple it reignited the spark in me to give it one last hurrah (or two) in realizing a life goal of mine.

Wish me luck, see you soon!

 

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