I fell in love with video games at an early age. When I was really young I discovered an ATARI while at a garage sale with my parents. Coming home with a handful of game cartridges in tow - I had no idea my life was about to change forever. Several years later a little game called Half-Life came out and I fell in love with modding. I started making maps, designing my own games and immediately decided I no longer wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up... I wanted to make video games.
Making games is an art form. From the elegant integration of art, creativity, and mathematics that bring worlds to life... to the game design process itself. How such a simple idea scribbled on scrap piece of paper can be transformed into something you can 'experience'. The first time I watched somebody sit down and play through some of my work I was hooked. Seeing the raw emotion of a player as they smile with delight or mash the controls with intensity and focus... it is a gratifying and rewarding feeling.
Madeleine L'Engle once wrote "Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth."
Video games have been a integral part of my life since before I can remember.
It started with spending hours watching my dad play Pitfall on the ATARI when I was only 3 or 4 years old - and has continued through today as I passionately pursue the design and creation of my own vision.
When I was 11 I ordered a program through the Scholastic Newsletter that allowed me to create my own video games. Three years later I started teaching myself how to program and create my own games.
Immediately after high school I attended Full Sail University and received a degree in design and development.
Over the next few years I worked for two different professional studios but then decided that I was in it to follow my own creative passion, rather than somebody elses vision.
TALES FROM BEYOND
Join our wolf pack - embrace that wild untamed passion, summon forth your inner creative spirit, and join us as we embark upon an epic quest to bring
our unique creative visions from pen to PC.
We strive to spark a paradigm shift for indie development culture by building our top secret development den deep within the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The pristine beauty of
our location helps inspire and support a lifestyle that nurtures mind, body, and spirit.
::. Hey Boo Boo! .::
Let's go get us a pic-a-nic basket!
| August 29th 2017 |
Today started out as a typical, uneventful, and routine Tuesday. Spent the morning drinking coffee and playing video games.. did some light afternoon chores
(dishes, laundry, taking the recycling out, etc.), then poured a tasty adult beverage and collapsed on the couch for some evening rest and relaxation. Somewhere between rearranging the couch
cushions into a more comfortable layout and scanning the netflix queue to select tonights entertainment, a loud crash echoed through the living room. Coming from outside, Garrett and I carefully opened the front
door and crept out onto the porch. At the base of the steps stood a bear.
Gorging himself on leftover garbage , our presence on the deck quickly startled the bear - causing him to shift his attention from food to foe! Acting quickly to protect ourselves we grabbed
a can of bear mace placed strategically on the table next to the door, and after a brief struggle with the safety, we managed to pop it off and initiate a powerful defensive spray. The canister
of bear mace spewed forth a far reaching stream of potent repellent, designed to agitate the bear and drive him off.
::. HOCKEY | July 13th 2017 .::
Once in a while indie game development stops being an enjoyable crazy endevour and slaps you in the face with a giant ball of stress. Of course lets be honest, this can be the nature
of everyday life itself anyways - weaving complex layers of chaos and emotion. Stress has a tendancy to suppress creative
output - and therefore requires a constant release. There are many outlets to combat these basic life stresses, with Garrett and I choosing ice hockey as our outlet of choice.
Last night we earned our first team win during an exciting, intense, and physical hockey game. A mere six games into the season our group of complete strangers has become a close knit family.. a team.. all sharing in the singular goal of
having fun and winning hockey games.
::. WILDFIRE | July 5th, 2017 .::
This past week has been pretty surreal. A wildfire broke out between Frisco and Breckenridge around 11am Thursday morning. Fueled by a forest brimming with hundreds of deadly acres of dry dead beetle kill timber, ready to erupt into flames -
and aided by poor weather conditions. Starting out as a barely noticible two acre burn, the fire quickly erupted into a roaring 80 acre blaze with flames rising above the treetops causing the fire to be visible from
Directly in the path of the rapidly growing fire, several hundred homeowners in Breckenridge were evacuated as the remaining citizens of Breckenridge found themselves placed on a town wide pre-evacuation notice. For several
days the wildfire burned as hot shots crews worked to contain it. Within a week residents were allowed back home and the fire was reduced to a mostly contained blaze.
::. ROGER WATERS | June 5th, 2017 .::
Music inspires passion, bestows comfort, sparks smiles, and invokes tears. It can speak directly to the soul, invoke intense emotions, and even dictate our mood. Providing the
emotional soundtrack backing for our unique journey through this world.
Sometimes it is necessary to escape the mundane everyday routine of daily life and venture out into the world, letting your guard down and opening your mind and heart to the universe.
Pink Floyd has always been an inspiring escape from the surrounding realities of life for Garrett and I. The beautiful flow of melody and lyrics somehow reach beyond the context of music
and mere sound and they transcend, speaking with your soul.
SUPPORT THE WOLF PACK
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Since we were kids there has been an unwavering conviction that game development is our calling. Much like Frodo in his quest to save Middle Earth, we will not abandon this lifelong
journey to bring our creative visions from pen to PC. Without any outside aid, our development path has been slow and challenging, and any additional assistance would greatly benefit our cause.
Indie game development is an epic endeavour achieved through tireless ambition, intense dedication, and passionate self-motivation. The long road to success is filled with endless, unique, and
often puzzling challenges.This is a long and grand adventure that will never be abandoned, although it presently ventures forth at a snails pace - lacking the aid of allies and supporters.
Up to this point our creative journey has been entirely self funded, fueled solely by intense passion and an unwavering diamond resolve. Despite all the hardships
we remain laser focused on bringing our dreams and dedication together, with the hope of one day releasing our creative vision to the world.
It won't be the next Half-Life, and will never surpass the success of Candy Crush... but who cares, because it's our precious! What started as nothing more than a whisp of an idea,
has been gradually built, tweaked, and crafted into a playable labor of love.
::. CALL TO ARMS .::
If our website has sparked your curiosity or perhaps. . .
spoken to you
instilled that old school nostalgic gaming feel
or if you simply would like to see us bring future creative visions to life
then there are several ways you can help!
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If you live in Colorado and would like to provide hardware, office supplies, or anything else that may help then please reach out!