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Hi guys,

Welcome to Make Games SA!

Even if you are a familiar face, post a short paragraph in this thread about who you are as an introduction.

I will start: My name is Ernest, I'm an aspiring Indie developer currently studying Computer Science at Wits.
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  • I'm Danny Day, part of <a href="http://www.qcfdesign.com">QCF</a> and we're working on <a href="http://www.desktopdungeons.net">Desktop Dungeons</a> right now.<br>
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    I'm Julian Pritchard; I write for Dev.Mag, and I make, not nearly enough, games. One of these days I will make chiptunes!
  • I'm Georgina - I love indie games and I cheer from the sidelines. With pom-poms.
  • Hello, I'm PJ... aaaannndd I'm lurking way too much lately, but hoping to get my head stuck into a good game project some time soon.<br>
  • Hello. I'm Michael,. I've founded a one-man game dev studio called retroFuture. I am hoping to complete my first of 2 games in production... eventually.<br><br>
  • <p>I'm Ricky, I write HTML 5 software for smart phones and tablets.</p><p>I've been involved with Game.Dev and Dev.Mag over the years. I've lurked way too much lately but hope to get more involved again.</p>
  • Hello. I'm Alec. I'm currently working part-time on a game called Book of Blood. I am a qualified Electrical Engineer with a passion for game development and I'm am doing my masters in a game development related topic... to be continued :P
  • I'm Jacques Heunis. I make bits of games bits at a time, in between leveling up my procrastination skills...<br>
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  • Hey, I'm Jonathan Hau-Yoon. I'm a contract game artist primarily working at <a href="http://www.lumaarcade.com">Luma Arcade</a> on <a href="http://www.bladeslingergame.com">Bladeslinger</a>, but also make art for indie games whenever I can, the latest being <a href="http://www.purefungames.com">PureFunSoccer</a> with Diorgo Jonkers.
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    Greetings! I am Aequitas, a viking displaced in time. I am part of <a href="http://ww.qcfdesign.com">QCF Design</a>, and when I'm not trying to perfect time travel, I work on <a href="http://www.desktopdungeons.net">Desktop Dungeons</a>!<br><br>You can follow my adventures on twitter! <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/aequitasza">AequitasZA</a><br>
  • I'm Herman... I'm a freelance game programmer (currently working on a mobile RPG for startup ICE), and editor for <a href="http://devmag.org.za/">Dev.Mag</a>.
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    <font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">I'm Henk. I am currently working as a freelance game programmer for a startup company called ICE. I also write part-time reviews for MyGaming.</font>
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    <p>Gareth (@Gazza_N) here. I'm a long-time hobbyist SA-dev-in-exile and lurkatron extraordinaire. I like long walks on the beach, making and playing awesome prototypes, and want to be a real vidjagaemz developer when I grow up.</p>
  • I'm Peter and I'm a recovering....oh wait wrong place. <br><br>Right now I'm working on becoming a more awesome programmer and game designer, also in my early days of becoming totally freelance/solo/indie whatever you want to call it. <br><br>I live on the internet under the following rocks: <br><a href="http://www.twitter.com/thefuntastic">Twitter</a> (come on people, include your twitter details!)<br><a href="http://www.thefuntastic.com">My Blog</a> (swear to god I will write a post one day)<br><br>
  • Hey guys, I'm Luke Lamothe (<a href="http://www.twitter.com/angrymooseza">@AngryMooseZA)</a>, formerly of <a href="http://www.i-imagine.com">I-Imagine</a> and currently of <a href="http://www.lumaarcade.com">Luma Arcade</a>. I have a formal game dev education from <a href="http://www.digipen.edu">DigiPen</a> and am a programmer at heart; though I have experience all over the place from QA to BizDev to Management.<div><br></div><div>I'm busy working with the rest of the Luma guys finishing up <a href="http://www.bladeslingergame.com">Bladesligner</a> at the moment, and beyond that, who knows!</div><div><br></div><div>Looking forward to what is a pretty safe bet as the best game dev community that ZA has had to date yet :)</div>
  • Hi all, I'm Jem, a hobbyist developer and dachshund enthusiast. I was an art guy for the most part, but got into coding a few years ago and am now playing around with Unity trying to make fantastic games. Probably about dachshunds.
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    Hi I'm Gina Nelson, a local game artist and illustrator. I'm currently working as a freelance artist on several projects both with local and overseas game devs :)<br><br><a href="http://www.ginanelsonart.com"></a><a href="http://www.ginanelsonart.com/">website</a><br><a href="http://ginanelson-art.blogspot.com/">blog<br></a><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/GinaNelsonArt">Twitter</a><br>
  • Hey Guys, I'm Ben Myres and I'm currently studying Game Design at Wits. I have skills in Designing, Coding and Writing for games, but I am always keen to get feedback on my work.<br><br>I spend my time dwelling in Game Industry sites, leeching knowledge about whatever I can.<br>
  • Greetings. I'm Claudio, semicolon wrangler at <a href="http://www.lumaarcade.com/">Luma Arcade</a>, former <a href="http://devmag.org.za/">Dev.Mag</a> editor, recreational guy-who-pretends-he-can-write, hug dispenser, and professional <a href="http://synergy-foss.org/">Synergy</a> zealot. I once made an adventure game that I didn't finish. But mostly I lurk and code.<div><br></div><div>Also, sometimes I post stuff on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/Chippitsaur">@Chippitsaur</a></div>
  • Great turnout so far!<div><br></div><div>I'm Ruan. I make games for fun, with a side agenda of developing mad skillz so that maybe I can make games for money too :D</div>
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    Why hello there. My name is Heinrich, I'm a Manager Dude at a company called Dama Process Automation. I mostly tell people to do their jobs and currently my development is limited to corporate number crunching and security. <div><br></div><div>I enjoy development for Android and am starting to like Eclipse (gods help me). Perpetually working on a text adventure.</div><div><br></div><div>Sometimes I'm sober enough to put things on twitter @Goraan</div>
  • Hey, I'm Mike. I've been a long term member of SAGD since 2001.<br><br>I have a lot of unfinished games, and slim-to-none finished ones, but I love anything to do with making games, and one day I hope to make something awesome.<br><br>I'm also in the process of making a few gamevertisement flash games at work at the moment.<br>
  • HI, I'm James from <a href="http://mygaming.co.za">MyGaming</a>. It's great to see local game devs getting a place to converge and find the support they need. I hope MakesGamesSA goes from strength to strength.<br>
  • Hey Guys, Kobus (<a href="">Brakus</a>) here. Im a game artist working on <a href="http://www.bladeslingergame.com/">Bladeslinger</a>.
  • Hey, I'm Ed and I love buttered toast and gravy. :P I am just now getting into developing games after a lifetime of playing them. At the moment I kind of suck at everything but am working hard to change that into being kinda brilliant at everything. :) I hope to see this community grow and reach it's full potential.<br>
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    Morning. I'm a 9-to-5:30 white collar corporate type, and full-time annoying bastard.<div><br></div><div>Sometimes I program little things that are almost like games, but spend most of my salaried time admiring the games made by others.</div>
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    Hi, I'm Andre Odendaal, a hobbyist game developer/game designer in Johannesburg. I was an Associate Producer at Luma Arcade and I have a Master's degree in Software Engineering from Wits.

    My website is http://aodendaal.com
  • Hi I'm Nick Hall, an Attorney at <a href="http://www.michalsons.co.za">Michalsons</a>. I hope to help the community as much as I can with my legal knowledge and skills! When I'm not selling my soul to practice law, I play tons of boardgames and computer games, and aspire to make my own boardgame soon! 
  • Hi I'm Johan Strydom, from Namibia, born in SA... I am known by my enemies as that crazy old wolfe. hahaha<div>Because I get bored really fast I'm mostly into the tech side of things and can be classified as a kind of hobbyist gamedev just want to test shit... kind of coder. I also draw, sometimes... I haven't made games in ages but I want to change that, hopefully soon.</div>
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    Hi, Mike is the name and I am an Internet services developer.<br><br>My son Jordan, an avid gamer, and I hope to attend meetups regularly.<br><br>We are from Noordhoek in Cape Town.<br>
  • Hi, I'm Ryan Mazzolini. I like making games.<br><br>I just finished my undergraduate degree in games design through UCT and currently (as of 2012) doing an honours degree in Computer Science at UCT.<br><br>I am based in Cape Town, I love game jams and I would like to start making terrible-atonal-repetitive music for games in my free time.<br>
  • Hello hello! My name's Foster. I'm an avid game-player and doodler. I've made a couple of x-box and phone games, but I'm looking to make something a bit more fulfilling. My current area of interest is procedural generation and procedural animation, as well as cool shaders.<br><br>I currently hang around UCT, definitely going to have to catch a meetup one of these days!<br>
  • Hey, I'm Renier van der westhuizen, a game artist working at Luma Arcade. Currently working on Bladeslinger :)
  • My name is Eric and I like to party!<div><span style="font-size: 10pt; "><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; ">I'm very much interested in javascript. :) </span></div>
  • Hello, I am Richard Baxter (hence raxter - wasn't my choice) finishing up Computer Science at UCT. Hope to get into professional game dev/programming. Currently working on my very late MSC and then onto gamedev wooooo! \o/
  • <p>Ola, I am Dave and I am alcoholic. Well not quite but I do love building games in my spare time while I am not working for MS. </p>
  • Hi<div>My Name is Pienaar and I'm currently working on a iPad interactive book for children.</div><div>I've also done a little work in Unity and plan to build an action RTS in it once I have the fonds</div>
  • Hi I'm Riaz and I'm an undergraduate study at the University of Edinburgh. <div><br></div><div>I live in Durban out of term and hope to get more involved in game development. I'm a big gamer but have been more involved in bioinformatics projects up till now. I hope to one day either go down the path of a bioinformatics related career or MMO development/support. </div>
  • Hi,<br><br>My name is Etienne. Gamedev is something I've always been interested in, but sadly I don't get a lot of time to work on it anymore.<br><br>That is something I'm hoping to change.<br><br>I love web technologies and have been playing around a lot lately with HTML5.<br><br>I look forward to learn more from you all on these forums.<br><br>Etienne<br>http://www.etiennek.com<br>;
  • Howdy, <br>My name is Paul Lombard I'm a Life giver to pixels during the day as an Animator and then I pretend to make games at night till the early hours.<br>
  • Hi, my name is Terry. I'm currently a .net developer and applying to do a BSC part time. Love playing with new ideas and would love to build games!!!
  • Hi, my name's Garth.<div><br></div><div>I'm a programmer, always had an interest in making games or at least being somewhere in the process of game development. I am also currently studying at NMMU in PE.</div><div><br></div><div>Lately I've been doing more tools/middleware type of things. I frequently dabble in web development, from the frontend to the backend.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="http://www.twitter.com/@garthofhearts">Twitter</a></div><div><a href="http://corruptedsmilestudio.blogspot.com/">Blog</a></div>
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  • Hey<br><br>I'm Tom, I work with Pomb (something something, bomb, something something comb... no wait). I'm Lead Layout artist at Triggerfish animation in Cape Town, although I've always been interested in gaming - it's how I got into the whole digital art thing. One day I'll get there, one day.<br>
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    <font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Hello. My name is Jarred Bevis Lunt. I am lead artist at FreeLives. I troll. I am a freelance astronaut.</font><div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; "><3</div><div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; "><br></div><div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; "><a href="jarredlunt.blogspot.com">jarredlunt.blogspot.com</a></div>
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    Hello! My name is "Evan". <div><br></div><div>I'm a "game designer" who works at "Free Lives". A <strike>small</strike> awesome games studio in "Cape Town".</div>
  • Hi... Evan made me do this...and<span style="font-size: 10pt; "> </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; ">I draw pretty pictures... </span>
    <a href="http://lukeviljoen.blogspot.com/">http://lukeviljoen.blogspot.com/</a>;
  • <sub style="font-size: 10pt; ">Hi!</sub><div style="font-size: 10pt; "><sub><br></sub></div><div style="font-size: 10pt; "><sub>I'm James, programmer at Tasty Poison Games. My username lacks imagination. Evan badgered me to sign up and say hello, so hello!</sub></div>
  • Здравствуйте!<br><br>Just another slave of Tasty Poison Games!<br><br>I use my mediocre art abilities to rid the world of capitalism.<br><br>Here is my blog of doodles : <a href="http://supavisi.blogspot.com">supavisi.blogspot.com</a><br>
  • Filip is lying. He is actually really good, he's trying to disguise his abilities. Don't believe him!
  • Hi<br><br>I'm Diorgo Jonkers. Working at <a href="http://www.luma.co.za/">Luma Animation</a> as a programmer. Also working for <a href="http://www.open-reset.com/">Open-Reset</a> on Bounty Arms.<br>Personal projects include <a href="http://www.purefungames.com/">Pure Fun Soccer</a> <a href="http://www.purefungames.com/"></a>and <a href="http://www.gep-comic.com/">comic books</a>.<br><br>
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