Who or what is the focused game dev?
You are! You are the one who is driven to build your game. You are putting in the time. You will carry it to the finish line. You are focused enough to finish what you started (whether you know it or not yet). The focused game dev is you - or I'm not doing my job very well! What is holding you back? Let me know!
Who am I?
Hi, my name is David. I have been making games for over twenty years.
Here are some of the companies I have been fortunate enough to work for: LithTech, Inc. (a former division of Monolith), WXP Games, id Software, E-Line Media, and now Myself!
Through the years I have worked on lots-o-games and tools. Here’s a handful of standouts: Lithtech Jupiter Engine, Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball Max’d, Xotic, QUAKE LIVE, RAGE, DOOM (2016), Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) — We won a BAFTA for that one!
Another highlight for me was having the opportunity to teach the Network and Multiplayer Programming class at the University of Washington for a couple of years. I’m an introvert by nature, so teaching allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and grow as a person. It also unlocked in me the desire to purposefully share my knowledge and is a foundational force in driving me to create this site.
How I got my foot in the door to the games industry: