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Thank you so much Gamesalad for everything ! :)

http_gamesaladhttp_gamesalad Posts: 1,339Member
edited January 11 in Miscellaneous

Honestly, I have so much to thank Gamesalad for. When I was around fifteen years old I moved from Miami to a cabin in Tennessee. Those years were the toughest of my life and despite all the downfalls I might have experienced, Gamesalad kept my life on track. I was homeschooled and moving to a brand new place during freshman year in high school wasn't easiest transition. I was forced to make new friends which was really not an easy task. I lost many friends who I thought would also have back (Boy was I naive). I found myself very lonely at times and the only place I found my sanity was spending hours fidgeting on Gamesalad. I remember every time I finished class for the day around 2 PM or 3 PM I would run to my dad's desktop and open Gamesalad and would not get off until 11 PM sometimes 2 AM if my parents fell asleep without telling me to go to bed. I fell in love with Gamesalad, to be honest. Every second of my life consisted of watching TshirtBooth's Youtube Video's, Jamie Cross' "Gamesalad Endless Runner Sample", getting into @Socks hair here at the forums, trying to figure out the interpolation method by @DeepBlueApps, @Thunder_Child helping me test my apps when I could not afford an Apple product that supported iOS 7 or higher and making new friends like @approw! I honestly considered you guys here on the forums my family.

I am eighteen now and in that three short year span, I made four apps that one of which broke the top 1000 most popular app gamings apps on iTunes and two that broke top 500 Most popular gaming apps on iTunes. I have been in the news for one of my apps I made and believe it or not once girls hear you've been on the news BOY do they start gravitating towards you hahaha! I started college Fall of 2016 and I'm getting ready to finish my second semester and I'm proud to say my major is Computer Science and this is all thanks to Gamesalad! I just finished learning Python taught by a software engineer who works at Google and will learn C++ this semester. Also, I got an interview with Airbnb and most recently Google (which I HOPE I GET!!!! Wish me luck) for an internship at their headquarters for software engineering! I did also apply to Facebook but I will not hear back until March. If you ever told me this would be my life 3 years ago when I first started Gamesalad I would have never believed you! On my resume, I am very proud to put I made four apps made by Gamesalad which opened the doors for Airbnb and Google. I remember I was bored one day and I asked my mom "Can you think if anything to keep me busy?" and she replied "Well, you like technology why don't you Google 'How to make apps'?" and that's exactly where I found my calling in life right here with you guys!

As my life moves on and with three years of experience under my belt with App stores and App making as a freshman in college I already have a leg up against the rest of the competition! I have recently been approached by one of the higher-ups in my college and he asked me to make an app for the school and also I have assembled a mini team of coders who are as dogmatic as I am with coding and we have started coding some ideas! I have taken a hiatus on game development for other opportunities presented to me. I just wanted to thank Gamesalad, everyone who helped me, and the forums for believing in me when no one else did. The amount of neigh sayers who just thought this was a "little" hobby and swore I would amount to nothing have defiantly been silenced. Sitting here watching my dreams come true is an unbelievable experience.

Here are the apps I made for iTunes :
https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/nnanna-nwadike/id901215753

and here are the ones for Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Tin+Come+Apps&hl=en

Here is the news interview :
http://www.local8now.com/home/headlines/Knoxville-teen-creates-smartphone-app-331821981.html

Thank you guys and Gamesalad for everything! :)

Comments

  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,262Member

    Great story, thanks for sharing. I always admired your dedication to your game Sway. Sounds like you have a great future ahead!

  • ToqueToque Posts: 775Member, PRO
    edited January 11

    Great story. Thanks for sharing. Best of luck but I can tell you won't need any.

    I remember when you released sway. Great stuff.

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 10,697Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    Love to hear how GameSalad influenced your life and how you're moving forward in college and applying for some great opportunities. Best of luck!

  • HopscotchHopscotch Posts: 2,551Member, PRO

    Good post @http_gamesalad ! Inspiring and I wish you best of luck for the future.

  • -Timo--Timo- Posts: 2,207Member, PRO
    edited January 11

    Great story! I can relate to most of the things you wrote so it's even funnier to read. Gamesalad was also a life changer for me. Also started about 3-4 years ago and now I am also 18 and couldn't be happier with this hobby I recently started calling my job. Haven't been in the news yet but now that you started talking about girls I have a new goal :tongue:
    I also started creating apps because of my parents which I am grateful for.
    Keep up the good work and best of luck in the future!

  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,855Member

    This is awesome! Best of luck!

  • Two.ETwo.E Posts: 217Member, BASIC

    This.
    It is fantastic to see how much you have improved over the years. A lot of it is due to the ability to take criticism and learn from it, rather than be offended. And if I recall, you were given a lot of criticism early on from which you learnt and, as a result, produced some interesting fun games. Great skill to have and I wish you all the best in future projects.

    Best,
    Two.E

  • johnnymagnejohnnymagne NorwayPosts: 100Member, PRO

    Great story - best of luck!

  • ArmellineArmelline Posts: 4,353Member, PRO

    Good luck with college! Always great to see people who are inspired in this way!

  • ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 417Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    That's awesome @http_gamesalad! It sounds like you have a bright future ahead of you :) We here at GameSalad wish you the best of luck with college and your interviews!

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,275Member, BASIC

    Such a great story and post. I'm flattered to have my name mentioned, and very glad I could have helped you out in any way. I wish you the best in your studies, with the interviews, and with the girls! ;)

    You're parents must be very proud, nice work!

  • CodeMonkeyCodeMonkey Posts: 1,803Head Chef, Member, PRO

    The feels...

  • gingagaminggingagaming FREELANCE GS DEV Posts: 1,404Member, PRO

    Great story @http_gamesalad I wish you the best of luck with your future.

  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 790Member, PRO

    What a nice post. Good luck with all your endeavors man.

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Dallas, TexasPosts: 8,780Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick

    Awesome post. It was wonderful to see you learn and thrive on the forums. Best of luck to you with your future endeavors! And best of luck with your Google interview!

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