• Hello ye mortals! I am Arn Richert.<div><br></div><div>I'm one of three brothers that comprise the <a href="http://www.runestorm.com">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="http://www.runestorm.com/rook">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="http://twitter.com/ArnRichert">Twitter</a></div>
  • 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>
  • Hey, I'm Richard. I'm currently doing CS Honours at UCT. Like many I enjoy spending my spare time crashing Unity.
  • 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="http://garethfouche.com/">Personal Website</a></div><div><a href="http://garethfouche.com/blog">Blog</a><br><a href="https://twitter.com/GarethNN">Twitter</a></div>
  • 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>
  • <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>
  • 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>
  • <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>
  • <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>
  • 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>
  • 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="http://www.runestorm.com">RS WebSite</a></div><div><a href="http://www.twitter.com/darkcarnivour">Twitter</a></div>
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    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>
  • <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>
  • 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="http://www.avanderw.co.za/">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>
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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 Bladeslinger. Info on most of my past projects can be found on my horribly neglected blog.
  • 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 :).
  • @mikstur 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!
  • @Denzil 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 :).
  • 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! :)
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    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 :)
    Thanked by 1dislekcia
  • @tuism pokemon on iOS would be sweet!! :) i used to play the game boy games long ago.
  • 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.
  • @tuism @mikstur
    Pokemon on ios will be sweet good luck with your game @Tuism
    I still play pokemon on VBA
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    Howzit, I'm Ezra. Currently self-studying software development with aspirations of world domination working as a programmer or (if ultra lucky) game designer.
  • @glitchm 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 :)
  • @mikstur gotta catch em all ;)
    Thanked by 1mikstur
  • Hello!

    I'm Robbie Fraser, long time fan of making games and currently studying undergraduate games design at UCT.
  • 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 http://www.clintsuttonart.com

    Just finished my first Indie game on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bush-pilot/id540889285?l=it&ls=1&mt=8 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.
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    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.

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/francoisvn
    Website: http://leafcloud.com

    PS: Really like the new site :)
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    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: http://damouse.deviantart.com/
    Thanked by 1edg3
  • I only said lurker :P
  • yes, but reading conversations without even saying hi is definitely stalker behaviour.
  • 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.
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    Hi Everyone!

    I'm Marco-Hans Van Der Willik
    Company: Bright Mind Studios ~ http://brightmindstudios.com
    Game: Saving Xena ~ http://savingxena.com
  • hi

    I'm Ridhô.
    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.

  • Hey all,

    Travis here. One of the founding members of Celestial. Coffee addict. Lead developed and game design.
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    Welcome to mgsa! :D Very proud to have one of the forerunners of gamemaking in SA here! :)
  • Thanks Tuism, looking forward to meeting greeting and sharing stories with everyone.
  • 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.
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    Hey guys,

    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 (http://www.reddotlab.com/blazinaces), and I am currently upscaling it and porting it to smartphones.

    You can follow me on twitter (https://twitter.com/duncanbellsa)
  • Hello!

    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.
  • Exploding zombie dinosaurs? :) Welcome!
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    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.
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    Hi Kaiser! That's awesome! Welcome!
    Thanked by 1Kaiser_Gun
  • 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*

  • Hiii Thaaaum, flashy entrance there! :B
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    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 Cottonstar with my partner-in-crime Ben Geldenhuys.

    You can look at my work here and here and my tumblr is here (there is a butts tag on my tumblr which is pretty awesome).
    Thanked by 1Gibbo
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