So how old is everyone?

EastboundEastbound Member, BASIC Posts: 1,074
edited November -1 in Introductions
I don't think I've ever been active on a forum with quite this much diversity in age, so I'm interested to hear if you guys don't mind sharing. ;)

I'm a 20 year old college student.

Leave more information if you'd like.


  • BeyondtheTechBeyondtheTech Member Posts: 809
    Sure thing.

    I'm 36. Married for almost 10 years and have three kids: 7, 4, and 3. Work as a desktop support technician in downtown NYC during the day, freelance and develop on nights and weekends.

    I have been developing programs since I was 13. My first program was calling "In the Aquarium" which turned out to be one of the first screensavers for the PC - you had to manually run it from DOS and it was a whopping 4-color CGA!

    I created a few more "screensavers" until I had my hand in a few games, one notably called "Kung Fu Louie vs. The Martial Art Posse." It used 16-color EGA graphics and an AdLib sound card for music. It got featured in PC Games Magazine back in 1988.

    I took a hiatus from programming (performed in music groups) and jumped back in when I got a Windows Mobile device. With a game development kit called "Game Editor," I created "Bubble Buster" which got over 6,000 downloads in one month (back then, an achievement, since their was no centralized "App Store").

    Now, I'm fully Windows-free at home, and enjoy playing around with my Macs and iPhones when I'm not swamped by three kids and my wife, all clamoring for their deserved attention.

    Too much information?
  • WeswogWeswog Member Posts: 1,171
    I am 12 years old who just loves games and makes games for the app store as my hobby:)

    Cheers, Weswog
  • harrioharrio Member Posts: 234
    what's cookin,

    yikes...i'm not touching that one with a forty-one foot pole.

  • ktfrightktfright Member Posts: 964
    im 19, and and a college student.
  • micahmicah Member Posts: 85
    I'm 24, a college dropout and freelance programmer. I've been programming since I was about 13 and back then I was way into making games, but I kind of stopped after high school. I mostly have been doing web applications and various other things, and then about 8 months ago or so I bought a Mac and an iPod Touch and started making iPhone games.
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Member Posts: 1,447
    I'm 26, I have two year left from a PhD (well it's more the italian useless equivalent) and I work full time in a restaurant to pay the rent.
    Always loved computers and Macs but entered the programming world only a year ago when I got my first iPhone.
  • StormyStudioStormyStudio United KingdomMember Posts: 3,987
    I'm 28 , studied animation at uni. Made an award winning 5 minute short using 3ds max. Work in day time at small corporate video production company in the uk, video editing and makin animations both hand drawn, cgi and 2d motion graphics, some interactive flash stuff, love using after effects. married my girlfriend of 6 years over a year ago. Had a baby girl exactly 2 weeks ago. Now tired with no spare time for the foreseeable future. Just got my 1st app 'contented baby sleep' excepted on the app store. ;-)
  • iWiniWin Member Posts: 334
    im 15... i think that is a good age to gain experience by the time college comes
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    I'm older than all of you I think...

    But only physically ;)


    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...

  • design219design219 Member Posts: 2,273
    Don't bet on that.

  • HunnenkoenigHunnenkoenig Member Posts: 1,173
    40 here

    Single, good looking... oh, this is not that site....ok, then...

    I work as a free lance assistant in the film business (no pr0n :-P), but mostly I just hang around and do stuff on the net.

    I have a few websites to manage and such.

    Oh, and I have a very small company, which we try to get on the feet with iphone games.

    After my programmer disappeared, and nobody seems wanting to work even for money, so I decided, I try to finish our two half finished games with GS..

    Most people, who can code an iPhone game, are working for themselves. It's the hardest thing on earth to get an iPhone programmer to work for you.

    If you have read so far, you earn a cookie :-)

  • CrazybreadmanCrazybreadman Member Posts: 674
    I am Steve and I'm a gamesaladaholic. *crowd mumbles* "Hi Steve." ;b... ok i'm a 24 yr old graphic design student, recently married, and just released my first game, Traffic Ninja (which has been stuck in my head for years).
  • butterbeanbutterbean Member, PRO Posts: 4,315
    Gawd I feel old! 32 years and counting! RN full time, moonlight as a game creator and programmer :)

    Never had any experience programming until I met Gamesalad, and it's very exciting to say the least. I've always wanted to achieve the dream of making games, and so happy to have found GameSalad!

    My question is, are there any "Females" here making games besides me?? :)
  • rdcuberdcube Member Posts: 361
    Hi y'all, I'm 31 and am a Coldfusion web developer.
    I suck at anything related to graphic design or any visual aesthetics...but I am too getting into the game development wagon. Once things settle down at work, I hope to spend more time on a game I had stucked on my head for over a the mean time, I'm learning how to use GS with squares and the great help y'all have been providing...GS rules!!!

  • BeyondtheTechBeyondtheTech Member Posts: 809
    C'mon QS... That's not fair. Age ain't nothing but a number. What's yours?
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    I'm Dan, a 30 year old science teacher (8th graders). Married with a 2 year old and 4 year old (they helped make my Ticklesaurus app) so I guess they are my design team! I actually stumbled across GS when I was looking to see if it was possible to make my own science games. I am in the process of creating a multimedia based Human Body curriculum that uses music and video games to teach the systems of the human body. I am hoping to sell student workbooks that I am in the process of creating. The games and music will be connected to the activities in the workbook. That being said, I have become such a GS junky that I have branched out. I also play in a band ( and am going to release a game that features our band's music (say no dougs - doug is our lead guitarist and one of the singers). With xtreme mountain busing getting a steady 2000 DLs a day we are thinking of making say no dougs a free app to try and get exposure for the band - not sure it will do as well as XMB lite but we'll see. So it has been pretty crazy how GS has made it's way into so many parts of my life. None of it would be possible without all of the help I have gotten from you guys, so thanks!
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    @BTT - heh - fair enough.

    I'm *mumble mumble*39*mumble mumble*

    Though being a time travelling sheep means age is rather relative...

    And there's some stuff about me here:


    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...

  • firemaplegamesfiremaplegames Member Posts: 3,206
    I am 37 and like BeyondTheTech, I started out making screensavers. I was an artist/animator on After Dark by Berkeley Systems. Anyone remember the flying toasters? I also worked on their trivia game You Don't Know Jack!.

    I am a full-time Flash programmer now, and a few years ago started making my own downloadable games for Macs/PCs. I've been using Gamesalad for two months now, and loving the possibilities of it!

  • JamesZeppelinJamesZeppelin Member Posts: 1,927
    32 married with a couple kids. Worked as db analyst for a company that was about 15 people selling phones on eBay when I started and over 120 people and global when I left. In short this all I'm doing now. After going Many 8 to 10 day stretches without a day off I'm loving life now. Startups are slot o work and I'm doing what I want and spending as much time with my two sons as I want now. Ok there you have it.
  • JamesZeppelinJamesZeppelin Member Posts: 1,927
    @fm. Holy crap. My wife and I still play you don't know Jack -the ride to this day. One of my all time tabs. I feel like I just met Elvis or something. Lol
  • butterbeanbutterbean Member, PRO Posts: 4,315
    Joe! Those flying toasters bring back fond memories! Wow, and "you don't know jack! Great game!! That brings back the fondest of gaming memories for me! Around the days of the SNES and Playstation one, those were the best!
  • BeyondtheTechBeyondtheTech Member Posts: 809
    True dat... YDKJ was awesome, the online version they have now isn't the same, but it fills my need. After Dark? Hell ya, that was a bunch of cool stuff.
  • TobyToby Member Posts: 478
    37, about the same as a few of you, 2 gorgeous kids....wife too, and a bouncing baby mortgage to feed!

    Graphic-web designer / front end dev / usability-accessibility consultant / illustrator
  • TobyToby Member Posts: 478
    Firemaple, I still have a boxed copy of Afterdark Deluxe - I loved the Hula-Twins. I actually did some animated flying toasters complete with burning toast a few years ago in Maya! They are on my site
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    Good stuff, toby!
  • SingleSparqSingleSparq Member Posts: 1,339
    42 Canadian married and 1 great kid.

    Web development manager and run 30 plus Joomla (content management system) based sites for our company.

    Old enough to remember playing Qbert for 6 hours straight on a single quarter.

    Always looking at creative outlets to explore (Produced an album on itunes under monospark moniker) and hope this will be one too.

    Need to finish my game though cause I'm missing my PS3 and MAG is out... back to work!
  • firemaplegamesfiremaplegames Member Posts: 3,206
    @everyone old enough to remember after dark, thanks!

    @Toby: cool! For After Dark Deluxe I made the Marbles, Fish World, Bad Dog, and worked on a bunch of friend Steve made the Hula Twins. If you look on the back of the box, in the marbles screenshot, that is actually a picture of my eye! I took it with the first color digital camera - the one that Apple made - it held 8 pictures and was the size of a VCR!
  • JamesBoucherJamesBoucher Member Posts: 433
    I can't believe I'm the old fart. I'm 45 and married for 25 years. I have three kids. I started working for Ball State University (In Computers) in Muncie Indiana when I was sophomore. I graduated in 1988 from Ball State in computer science. My son is a sophomore at Ball State.

    I'm currently a Senior Analyst / Project Leader Web Developer for a software company in Fort Wayne Indiana. I've written the front end (GUI) for my companies Ambulatory Surgery Centers software. I use Visual Studio with VB, C# and ASP. I have programmed in just about every language. Some language that most people have never even heard of.

    I like doing GS because it allows me to be more creative/artistic then just coding. Not that I am creative or artistic. That's why my son helps with the graphics.

    I currently have 23 games all together on the iPhone and Android. You can check them out at
  • rebumprebump Member Posts: 1,058
    @JB: Based on two things you said, I take it you are familiar with (M)umps?

    Also, how are your "iHide, uFind" apps doing?
  • sdparduesdpardue Member Posts: 110
    Would you believe I'm 5 times the age of the youngest member of whom I'm aware? (Weswog - 12) I have two married daughters and two grandsons, 6 months and 2 years.

    Previously a 5th grade science teacher, when I discovered computers in 1980 I was hooked. I've pretty much done it all over the last 30 years. Coding in assembly languages, Forth, C, etc., doing language development and simple code generators, AI for expert systems... More recently, creating web training materials, teaching classes in proprietary software development, and building websites for fun and profit. Semi-retired, but always swamped.

    I have about a dozen GameSalad apps in various stages of development. Not strictly games, although they all have game components, they also include educational/science topics as well as fun activities and stories for toddlers. My 2 year old grandson tests prototypes for me on my iPhone. He works for McNuggets.

    Located right here in Austin, Texas, where GameSalad was born. :-)

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