Ask An Indie: Chip Pedersen, FrostBit Studio

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Chip PedersenAsk an Indie: Chip Pedersen, Founder, FrostBit Studio

What inspired you to start making games?

Playing games is what initially got me interested in their production. I clearly remember playing a Star Trek arcade machine in a bowling alley when I was about 13. The game was so amazing, I was mesmerized by it. I didn’t know what it took to make a game or that it was even an actual career, but I thought, “I have to figure out a way to do this.”

At what age did you create your first game and what was it?

That depends on how you define games. One of my first designs was based on Mattel Auto Race.  One of the first hand held LED games released in 1976. I got bored with it pretty quick so I created a mod of the game.

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