Why I love design games
Designing games is something I’ve been doing all my life, even when I didn’t know that I was doing it.
I started to create worlds with 12 years old as way to run away from the nightmare that my life was. However, I wasn’t just a little girl writing about fairies, I was more ambitious than that: I wasn’t writing stories, I was designing experiences. Since the main characters, through their races, religions, science, cities, flora, fauna… until the main story, the “cinematics”, the aesthetic, etc. Every single detail was scripted or drawn. Yes, without knowing it, I was creating videogames and not only as a hobby when I was bored, no, was something that did all time. Every time that I was listening music or when I sawing the colors of the sunset. My life was so empty of beautiful things and so full of darkness that I preferred live in my on worlds. See the world with the eyes of my imagination.
During a long time, the most part of the people, even other artists, were laughed at me for “waste” so many time in that “useless” details that “nobody will ever see”. They encouraging me to get focus in the “important” task, that was write the story. And I must admit that for long time I listened them despite the emptiness that I was feeling. That made that I hate my own work and that I destroyed everything, promising to myself that I would never write again. However, when you born for something, is inside you, burning forever. There is nothing that you can do to avoid it.
With the time, I started to write again, trying to do not “waste time on useless details”, but, it was impossible to me. I born game designer. Why I should conform with less? This is what I love to do. This is who I am and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Now that I know what I am, I want to show it to everybody with this portfolio. In here, I will let here my ideas and my projects and all my hopes and illusions of become in a professional game designer soon.
This is my first complete GDD. I did it using as base my own novel (Gas Mask War) and my favorite franchise from Ubisoft, Far Cry. It was amazing do this document and I’m really proud of the result. I hope you enjoy it.
NOTE: The story of this GDD is a prequel of my novel.
This is the first of a series of a games that I want to do. The story is based on the chapter six of my novel Gas Mask War and will follow one of the adventures of Jacob Sas through the Dark Zone.
This GDD is still in progress so it will change with my progress.
Ideas and Projects
These are my ideas for new GDD and future projects. Like when I was a child, many thing inspire me every day to create new stories, characters and videogames. Sometimes is a song, others an experience that I live and others is just my mind flying away.