e-Interview – The Undead Dev

///e-Interview – The Undead Dev

e-Interview – The Undead Dev

I’m a geek.  I admit it.  I have lost hours. ok, fine,  years of my life to video games…  and I’m sure I’ll lose just as much in the next few years too.  When I met Robby, The Undead Dev, at this years MakerFest, I was first in line to try out his game, UFO Rodeo.  Literally, first in line.  Before the show opened.  I had that planned.

I’m a software engineer. It’s what I’ve done for over 20 years professionally.  I know how to move all the data around the world, capture network packets and do some pretty creative things.  VR and gaming have eluded me.  I KNOW how hard this is, and for an amateur like Robby to be able to write these games in a hackathon-style format is amazing!

What is it that you do?
I’m an amateur game developer. I participate in game jams (time restricted game writing events) and work on some longer-term projects as well. Recently I’ve been working in virtual reality making VR games and experiences. The past 2 years I’ve shown my VR game “UFO Rodeo” at MakerFest and this past year I released a VR horror game called “AVBAS”. Currently, I’m working on another VR horror puzzle game called “Milo’s Many Nightmares.”
Why do you do what you do?
I really enjoy getting to be creative. Working in games, especially VR, allows you to create anything you want and to share it with others in a way that most other mediums don’t allow.
Who do you do what you do for? (that’s a lot of embedded questions!)
Can I say myself? ha ha. I love getting to show people stuff I’ve made and seeing their reactions, and it really means something to me when they enjoy it as well, but as self-centered as it may sound I really create what I create because I want it for myself.
What got you started?
I played a lot of video games as a kid. I think designing and creating my own games is something I’ve always wanted to do but when I went to school game development, especially the kind I wanted to do, didn’t seem like a possible career path so I became a software developer.  Over the years though I kept studying game development and trying to make games on my own time.
Can you share some pictures of your workspace?
Here’s my home office that I write everything at.
here’s another picture of my office with a couple of my friends in it helping me test a game.
Can you share some pictures of your product?
How long have you participated in the MakerFest, and will you be coming back in 2019?
I’ve participated in the last 2 makerfests, and I’ll probably be back for 2019.
Do you have an online presence for people to follow you?
I’ve got a personal blog site where I post updates and tutorials called http://www.undeaddev.com . I’ve also got a facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UndeadDev) and a twitter (https://twitter.com/TheUndeadDev)
Do you sell anything that folks can buy?
I don’t have anything for sale, but people can download most of my past projects for free from https://jimmothysanchez.itch.io/
How can people get in touch with you?
People can email me at undeaddev@undeaddev.com or message me on any of the social media accounts listed up above.
By | 2023-03-28T15:33:18+00:00 February 12th, 2019|makers, The Undead Dev|0 Comments

About the Author:

Chris is a technologist through and through. He's found passion and success in companies large and small, as long as he gets to be creative. Chris has undertaken a few robotics and startup projects, and will continue to do so while he continues to breathe! Find on Twitter @chrisfauerbach or on his website, fauie.com

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