Welcome to Ask An Indie where we interview local independent game developers to learn how they make, do and create.
The Indie: Charlie Mackin, Designer/Producer, Vice President of Video Game Development Club (VGDC) – University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
What inspired you to start making games?
My family has always played games, I grew up watching my older brother play before I could hold the controller, and playing PC games like the Nancy Drew detective series. Once I got to college, I joined the Video Game Development Club to compose music for them. After awhile I started getting into the design side of it and have been working on games ever since.
At what age did you create your first game?
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REPEAT is a special interview series underwritten by CliftonLarsonAllen where we take a deep dive inside the minds of Minnesota’s rare repeat technology entrepreneurs. Repeat means to start a tech company, exit said company, and return start another one.
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Following that, she established Metametrix in 2013 to introduce a scalable software platform for delivering big data to big brands that want know where the puck is going within their target markets.
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When are you moving to Minneapolis and when do you officially start with Revolution + plan to start writing checks?