My Journey Into Game Design

credit: @tiana_art
credit: @tiana_art

Hey, I'm Ben! "And there's a million things I haven't done, just you wait." Excuse me, I'm very inspired by Hamilton these days.

Welcome to post #1! These are exciting times for me. So exciting that I can't help but share this journey on the internet. Exciting because I'm in the middle of a career switch! A bit of background...

I'm currently a Software Engineer at Microsoft. I've been here for almost three years working on MSBuild, the build engine that Visual Studio uses for every build. I work with some incredible engineers solving real problems for developers. It's a pretty rewarding job with huge impact.

BUT! Over time and lots of introspection, I've realized that my real passion is in video games. I sometimes forget that games are what started my journey into CS in the first place! After having this realization, I experimented A LOT.

Eventually, I discovered game design and fell in love with it. It's one of those things that "just clicks" with me. I'm fascinated with the process of designing experiences for people. There's so much to it!

 So there you have it. This site will be dedicated to my journey into a career path I hardly know anything about. Mistakes will be made, fun will be had, and a story will be told in the process.

I'll be documenting this journey on a weekly basis, so check back every Sunday if you're interested. See below for ways to stay in touch!

That's all for now. 🍩