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“I was looking for meaning and I always look for meaning in life. I’d like to be honest in this interview because a lot of people do go through this themselves where you go through life but can’t help but feel that something is missing – we all get to that point.”

 

 

Tell me about yourself before you started  this nonlinear path of starting your own thing?

I was passionate about games since I was a young child. I got my first console from my uncle. I started playing Mario and other video games throughout my life.  However, I only discovered that a regular person could develop games in 2011 from watching a documentary called “Indie Game”.  It focused on a few independent game developers;  specifically two teams.  They were creating games and I thought “Wow could you do that?”.  I always thought creating games required a lot of magic but there were game engines that anyone can work with to create a game! If you had enough dedication then you can use those engines and start.

I started looking for a game community in Bahrain and stumbled across the Game Developers Community.  It was run by Ameen Al Tajer at the time. They were doing some workshops, competitions and various other events.  I dragged my friends to one of the events which was called Game Jam.  We didn’t know anything about games ! We attended our first Game Jam with no experience and built a really horribl