Welcome to Ask An Indie where we interview local independent game developers to learn how they make, do and create.
What inspired you to start making games?
I’ve loved games since forever, but my professional interests have taken me down a path more aligned with learning psychology and human behavior. Several years ago I realized that good learning experiences felt very similar to my favorite games—challenging, evolving, complex, and emotionally engaging.
At what age did you create your first game?
When I was 30! I made a Twine game at the Midwest Game Jam.
What formal training do you have that has helped you?
My background as a learning experience designer has helped me quite a lot in thinking about game dynamics and working with development teams.