3:14pm 22 Jun 2012
Hello ye mortals! I am Arn Richert.<div><br></div><div>I'm one of three brothers that comprise the <a href="
">RuneStorm</a> team. I work as a designer, texture artist, animator, sound guy and musician. Right now we're working with UDK on our project, <a href="
">Rooks Keep</a>.</div><div><br></div><div>At other times I do enjoy making electronic music on the side :)</div><div><br></div><div><a href="
4:27pm 22 Jun 2012
Suuuup, I'm Ahmed and I'm studying game dev at wits.<div><br></div><div>I do lurv me some game dev (programming and design especially). I like teaching too, but more on that another day.</div>
5:51pm 22 Jun 2012
Hey, I'm Richard. I'm currently doing CS Honours at UCT. Like many I enjoy spending my spare time crashing Unity.
5:36am 23 Jun 2012
Hey guys, I'm Gareth Fouche.<div><br></div><div>I'm a professional programmer based in Durban, after writing gambling games for the last 5 years I decided to try to make my longtime hobby and passion, creating video games, a reality. Quit my job and have spent this year working on my first title, a CCG-like game called Street Sorcery. The end is in sight, should be done in a few more months. :)<br><br>I haven't setup a studio website yet, for now I blog on my personal site, see below. I also dabble with art, some of that's also up on my site.<br><br><a href="
">Personal Website</a></div><div><a href="
6:50pm 24 Jun 2012
Greetings, I am Kyle van Duffelen and I am currently in my final year of 'industrial potion making and optimisation' (chemical engineering). I enjoy dabbling in the art of gameous devery in my spare time.<br>
4:25am 25 Jun 2012
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Hi I am Zoobooy, Graphic designer and freelance cartoonist & illustrator. </font><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2"><br></font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2"><br></font></div>
9:10am 25 Jun 2012
Greetings!<br><br>I'm Quinton, writer over at MyGaming, as well as former designer/contributor for Dev.Mag. I once made an RPG in Turbo Pascal. It sucked.<br><br>Totes stoked that GameDev is still around - and looking forward to seeing the awesome stuff that comes out of this community. <br>
5:18pm 25 Jun 2012
<p>Hey there im Jacob and basicaly dabble in game develoment or would like to anyway and for bread and butter i specialise in Server support and electronic security</p><p> </p><p>Goal= to create a fps of dramatic perporsions</p>
1:28pm 27 Jun 2012
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Howdy, Craig here,</font><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2"><br></font><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">I'm masters student at NMMU North campus and I currently supervise a handful of 3rd year gaming projects.</font></div><div><font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">I plan to go full-indie as soon as I finish up my research.</font></div></div>
1:37pm 27 Jun 2012
Hi,<div><br></div><div>I'm Kevin Gray, I am studying towards my BSc(Hons) Computer Science at wits currently, have an idea or two for games, though need to sit down sometime and actually work on them sometime...</div>
2:43pm 27 Jun 2012
Howdy folks. My other name is Nolan Richert and my purpose is to turn my ideas into reality (or games at least; probably better if there aren't more shotgun wielding zombies in reality).<div><br></div><div>I am associate director of trouble making over at RuneStorm and am currently mainly working on Rooks Keep which is nearing completion. The things I do include coding, art, design and occasionally dabbling in sound and just about anything to do with making games.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="
">RS WebSite</a></div><div><a href="
2:52pm 27 Jun 2012
2:54pm 27 Jun 2012
Johan here. I lecture software dev at NMMU. I'm also the official "sponsor" for the gaming special interest group at the NMMU. I try to get as many people as possible involved in game dev...Some years this works better than other years. I only do this cause its better than real work...<br>I used to dabble in play by email games...also did some coding for MUDs...really suck at graphics...so I miss the good old days when text based games were also cool...<br><br>
5:35pm 27 Jun 2012
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">I'm Denzil! I've attended one meetup so far, and will definitely come to more! I make games in my free time, but normally give up when I realize how boring they turn out to be, or when I bump into a huge technical limitation! Working on a 2D post-apocalyptic survival zombie game at the moment, with a spin to make it a little different from every hack-and-slash-and-kick-and-shoot zombie game out there! I'll upload an early demo and share it here. Would love to get some opinions and criticisms from you guys! </font>
9:45am 28 Jun 2012
Hi, Andrew here<div><br></div><div>Almost have my MBA from UCT</div><div>Have BSc.Hons Comp Sci from UCT</div><div><br></div><div>Worked in Oracle consulting...</div><div>now working for Stellenbosch University</div><div><br></div><div>Programmer at heart and by nature...</div><div><a href="
">Have a blog</a> where I literally hash together things, jam style, that I find interesting on the day. </div><div><br></div><div>Hoping to get more involved in the community when the my time eating monster is completed.</div><div><br></div>
4:37am 2 Jul 2012
Hi I'm Shelton Paulsen. I went to UWC. Did some compSci. Avid, gamer.(I still have a sega saturn,psx, ps2 and ps3 in my home). Still play gameboy games like pokemon(mostly). Arcade junkie KOF and Tekken. I play a lot of games(the same genres though). Also play PC games(almost forgot).
I plan to be active in this rapidly growing community and hopefully make, and finish, some awesome games. Java programmer learning C++ and then C#. I'm "talking a lot".
5:04pm 13 Jul 2012
Hey, I'm Johan van Staden from Luma Arcade.
I have a Computer Science background with experience in Seriouse games/Simulations, focusing on Project management and production.
5:25pm 13 Jul 2012
Matt Benic here. Many moons ago I did Com Sci, for most of the past ten+ years I've been doing game and simulation dev for a living. I'm currently with Luma Arcade, working on
. Info on most of my past projects can be found on my
horribly neglected blog
5:56pm 13 Jul 2012
Hey, I'm Miki von Ketelhodt. I am currently finishing matric in Penryn (Nelspruit). I have a huge passion for programming, specifically game programming and would like to get started as a game developer. Currently just doing IT at school but am hoping to study Computer Science next year.
Looking forward to interacting and getting to know all of you on this site :).
8:33pm 13 Jul 2012
If you like programming (which I think normally is clear, you either do or you don't :P), don't expect it to be anything like game development! You will have to do some extra homework and train yourself to become a game dev. Start small, but there is nothing wrong with aiming big in my opinion!
Welcome to the community!
10:53pm 13 Jul 2012
yeah, I hear you man :). Thanks for the warning. I think I have a pretty clear idea of how advanced programming can get and I love it! Especially game programming ^^. Thanks for the tips, I shall start small and work myself up and thanks for the warm welcome :).
11:49pm 13 Jul 2012
Hi everybody, I'm Jozef! I've loved games since I was about 5, and have dabbled on my PC from about 8. I studied multimedia and then honours in computer science at tuks. I work as a java programmer but I don't shy away from other languages, and I'm rather fond of C++, C# and Python.
I also like to dabble in art (always had an interest but mostly self-taught, and shitty at it) and game design. But frankly I feel most comfortable programming becasue that's what I do for a living!
Anyway I've always wanted to make games. I started about a dozen projects through school which I never finished... and a few I finished. I look forward to starting up new projects and inflicting them on you lot! :)
12:21am 14 Jul 2012
12:23am 14 Jul 2012
Hi guys. My name's Steven Tu and my indie life went as far as co-creating Otaku mag, and now I'm journeying into making my game to rival Pokemon on iOS :)
12:28am 14 Jul 2012
pokemon on iOS would be sweet!! :) i used to play the game boy games long ago.
10:53am 14 Jul 2012
Hi, my name is Kim and I'm in the process of creating my first strategy game. Previously worked on the graphics for some adver-games and hope in the future to learn alot from everyone here.
10:55am 16 Jul 2012
Pokemon on ios will be sweet good luck with your game
I still play pokemon on VBA
11:43am 16 Jul 2012
11:45am 16 Jul 2012
Howzit, I'm Ezra. Currently self-studying software development with aspirations of
working as a programmer or (if ultra lucky) game designer.
12:51pm 20 Jul 2012
12:52pm 20 Jul 2012
sounds like an awesome aspiration :P i hope you achieve everything you aspire to do and i'm sure with help from the community you will no doubt achieve it :)
9:18am 23 Jul 2012
gotta catch em all ;)
11:44am 23 Jul 2012
I'm Robbie Fraser, long time fan of making games and currently studying undergraduate games design at UCT.
4:21pm 19 Aug 2012
Hi, I'm Clint. A freelance illustrator. I have been illustrating games for the last 10 or more years, and lately more for the iOs/Android platform. You can see my portfolio at
Just finished my first Indie game on iTunes
collaborated with 2guys from Italy via the net. And I am busy with the design for my second game "Cactus Lupe" a side-scroller chase game for iPad.
9:42pm 19 Aug 2012
9:44pm 19 Aug 2012
Hi guys! I am Francois van Niekerk. I was a bit involved in the Game.Dev community a few years back (I used the nick 'liquido'). Currently doing my MSc (Computer Science) on AI for the game of Go.
I've done a bit of game dev over the years and I am strongly considering starting a small studio after I finish my masters, hopefully in 2014. No promises on how active I will be in the discussions, but hopefully I can find the time to prototype some of my ideas.
PS: Really like the new site :)
11:13am 31 Aug 2012
11:14am 31 Aug 2012
wow, I completely forum failed, didn't even write my intro post despite being here on day 1 >.>
Hi, I'm Dorianne, an art person with QCF, and apparently a stalker lurker.
Eventually I'll have my portfolio site running and will bug all of you for feedback, in the meantime, here's my ill updated DA:
2:37pm 31 Aug 2012
I only said lurker :P
1:04pm 1 Sep 2012
yes, but reading conversations without even saying hi is definitely stalker behaviour.
8:45pm 1 Sep 2012
hi, I'm Fanie, and I'm addicted to games.
Well, that's not true, but I do love to play a lot and to make my own games.
So this is my first post just to say hi, so hi.
7:55pm 3 Sep 2012
8:01pm 3 Sep 2012
I'm Marco-Hans Van Der Willik
Company: Bright Mind Studios ~
Game: Saving Xena ~
11:16am 5 Oct 2012
compsci, games and film student at UCT. Only recently got into games/gamedev.
I like telling stories and for me games is an awesome medium for that.
11:30am 8 Oct 2012
Travis here. One of the founding members of Celestial. Coffee addict. Lead developed and game design.
11:44am 8 Oct 2012
11:48am 8 Oct 2012
Welcome to mgsa! :D Very proud to have one of the forerunners of gamemaking in SA here! :)
12:07pm 8 Oct 2012
Thanks Tuism, looking forward to meeting greeting and sharing stories with everyone.
7:10pm 8 Oct 2012
Hi, my name is Hilgard. I'm currently doing my MSc (Comp Sci) at University of Stellenbosch, but what I'm aiming at is becoming an indie dev. I love games, and making them.
If you want to find me anywhere else (like twitter), I go by Ramperkash pretty much everywhere, but I'm not necessarily very active at each of these places.
I've lurked for a bit now, and will for some time more, but I intend to get more involved soon.
8:57am 9 Oct 2012
9:06am 9 Oct 2012
My name is Duncan Bell and I have been modding games since I was 13. As the years passed I found myself enjoying making games. I am an advertising agency ninja during the daytime and spend my moonlighting hours developing games.
My first release was Blazin' Aces (
), and I am currently upscaling it and porting it to smartphones.
You can follow me on twitter (
2:30pm 20 Nov 2012
My name is also Duncan, Duncan Greenwood :)
I work at FreeLives in Cape Town. I mostly do animation, and vfx stuff. I used to specialise in character rigging for film, but I always wanted to make games, and I was getting bored of doing the same thing all the time.
My favourite part of my job these days is the explosions. I like to make things explode. Exploding bombs. Exploding flamethrowers. Exploding brains. Exploding blood dripping from walls after all the exploding corpses.
Exploding corpses again...
Also. Zombie dinosaurs.
3:02pm 20 Nov 2012
Exploding zombie dinosaurs? :) Welcome!
9:50pm 28 Jul 2013
9:50pm 28 Jul 2013
Hi everyone !
I'm from Madagascar and i was looking for African video game developer community for ages :).
I have a Master Degree in Game Design at Supinfogame (France) and i'm the CEO of Faithful World, a video game company in Madagascar since two years.
3:04am 29 Jul 2013
3:05am 29 Jul 2013
Hi Kaiser! That's awesome! Welcome!
2:07am 30 Jul 2013
Wait, there's a welcome thread?
Fair enough, allow me to introduce myself:
I am Thaumaturge, sometime professional game developer, aspirant indie game developer, amongst other things.
*the light dims; thick clouds spread with preternatural speed over the sky above, flickering with purple lightning*
And soon shall my plans brought to fruition! Soon shall my powers wax, and the barriers fall before me!
*lightning cracks from the clouds behind him, rendering the sky in white and he a black silhouette against it*
9:41am 30 Jul 2013
Hiii Thaaaum, flashy entrance there! :B
4:44pm 30 Jul 2013
4:55pm 30 Jul 2013
Oh gosh, whoops, I never even did this. :B
Hello, I'm Danelle Malan and I'm an artist from Cape Town. I do illustration and fine art work and I really love dachshunds.
And pigeons, and cats, and fruit bats, and pretty much all animals. I also really like food and sleep and playing games and reading all sorts of things.
I do a webcomic called
with my partner-in-crime Ben Geldenhuys.
You can look at my work
and my tumblr is
(there is a butts tag on my tumblr which is pretty awesome).